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Alaska Air Group Reports November 2016 Operational Results


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SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir (Regional). Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 2.8 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2015. Load factor increased 3.4 points to 85.1 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

The following table shows the operational results for November and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

November

 

Year-to-Date

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,752

 

2,560

 

7.5%

 

31,040

 

29,151

 

6.5%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,992

 

2,796

 

7.0%

 

33,467

 

30,602

 

9.4%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,517

 

3,422

 

2.8%

 

39,694

 

36,340

 

9.2%

Passenger load factor

85.1%

 

81.7%

 

3.4 pts

 

84.3%

 

84.2%

 

0.1 pts

 

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 6.3 percent increase in traffic on a 1.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2015. Load factor increased 3.7 points to 85.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.0 percent of its flights arrived on-time in November, compared to 85.5 percent reported in November 2015.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for November and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

November

 

Year-to-Date

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,989

 

1,847

 

7.7%

 

22,370

 

20,904

 

7.0%

RPMs (in millions)

2,694

 

2,535

 

6.3%

 

30,053

 

27,646

 

8.7%

ASMs (in millions)

3,141

 

3,087

 

1.7%

 

35,413

 

32,690

 

8.3%

Passenger load factor

85.8%

 

82.1%

 

3.7 pts

 

84.9%

 

84.6%

 

0.3 pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

88.0%

 

85.5%

 

2.5 pts

 

88.3%

 

86.5%

 

1.8 pts

 

REGIONAL FLYING
Regional traffic increased 14.2 percent on a 12.6 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2015. Load factor increased 1.2 points to 79.3 percent. Regional also reported 87.6 percent of its flights arrived on-time in November, compared to 81.2 percent in November 2015.

The following table shows regional operational results for November and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

 

November

 

Year-to-Date

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

 

2016

 

2015

 

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

763

 

713

 

7.0%

 

8,670

 

8,248

 

5.1%

RPMs (in millions)

298

 

261

 

14.2%

 

3,414

 

2,956

 

15.5%

ASMs (in millions)

376

 

334

 

12.6%

 

4,281

 

3,649

 

17.3%

Passenger load factor

79.3%

 

78.1%

 

1.2 pts

 

79.7%

 

81.0%

 

(1.3) pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

87.6%

 

81.2%

 

6.4 pts

 

87.3%

 

84.8%

 

2.5 pts

 

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba. With Alaska's global airline partners, customers can earn and redeem miles to more than 800 destinations worldwide. Onboard, customers are invited to make the most of their flight with amenities like power outlets at every seat, streaming entertainment direct to their device, Wi-Fi and an inspired food and beverage selection featured on most flights. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). Learn more on the airline's newsroom, blog, alaskaair.com, @AlaskaAir, facebook.com/alaskaairlines and linkedin.com/company/alaska-airlines

 

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