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Alaska Air Group reports November 2017 operational results

Alaska Air Group reports November 2017 operational results

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc. (Horizon), and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America took place on Dec. 14, 2016. Operational results below include Virgin America results from pre-acquisition periods for comparison.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.3 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 84.2 percent.

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

November Year-to-Date
2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change
Revenue passengers (000) 3,628 3,438 5.5% 40,315 38,439 4.9%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) “traffic” 4,394 4,023 9.2% 47,833 44,628 7.2%
Available seat miles ASM (000,000) “capacity” 5,215 4,773 9.3% 56,597 52,991 6.8%
Passenger load factor 84.2% 84.3% (0.1) pts 84.5% 84.2% 0.3 pts

ALASKA

Alaska reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor decreased 0.8 points to 85 percent. Alaska also reported 83.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 88 percent reported in November 2016.

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

November Year-to-Date
2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change
Revenue passengers (000) 2,103 1,989 5.7% 23,909 22,370 6.9%
RPMs (000,000) 2,875 2,694 6.7% 32,289 30,053 7.4%
ASMs (000,000) 3,383 3,141 7.7% 37,885 35,413 7.0%
Passenger load factor 85.0% 85.8% (0.8) pts 85.2% 84.9% 0.3 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 83.2% 88.0% (4.8) pts 82.5% 88.3% (5.8) pts

VIRGIN AMERICA

Virgin America traffic increased 12.4 percent on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor increased 1.9 points to 84 percent. Virgin America also reported 77.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 81.5 percent in November 2016.

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

November Year-to-Date
2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change
Revenue passengers (000) 749 686 9.2% 7,683 7,399 3.8%
RPMs (000,000) 1,159 1,031 12.4% 11,799 11,161 5.7%
ASMs (000,000) 1,380 1,256 9.9% 14,039 13,297 5.6%
Passenger load factor 84.0% 82.1% 1.9 pts 84.0% 83.9% 0.1 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 77.5% 81.5% (4.0) pts 68.8% 77.0% (8.2) pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 20.8 percent on a 20.2 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 79.6 percent. Alaska’s regional partners also reported 85.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 87.6 percent in November 2016.

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

November Year-to-Date
2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change
Revenue passengers (000) 776 763 1.7% 8,723 8,670 0.6%
RPMs (000,000) 360 298 20.8% 3,745 3,414 9.7%
ASMs (000,000) 452 376 20.2% 4,673 4,281 9.2%
Passenger load factor 79.6% 79.3% 0.3 pts 80.1% 79.7% 0.4 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 85.1% 87.6% (2.5) pts 87.6% 87.3% 0.3 pts

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.

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