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Alaska Air Group reports April 2019 operational results

SEATTLE, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported April operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc. and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines, a subsidiary of Ravn Air Group.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.4% increase in traffic on a 0.1% decrease in capacity compared to April 2018. Load factor increased 0.4 points to 84.7%.

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


April


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,792


3,839


(1.2)%


14,208


14,329


(0.8)%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (000,000) "traffic"

4,618


4,599


0.4%


17,067


17,003


0.4%

Available seat miles ASM (000,000) "capacity"

5,452


5,457


(0.1)%


20,960


20,937


0.1%

Passenger load factor

84.7%


84.3%


0.4 pts


81.4%


81.2%


0.2 pts

MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 0.9% decrease in traffic on a 1.3% decrease in capacity compared to April 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 85.1%. Mainline also reported 83.7% of its flights arrived on time in April 2019, compared to 83.4% reported in April 2018.

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


April


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,894


3,025


(4.3)%


10,758


11,236


(4.3)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,164


4,203


(0.9)%


15,336


15,563


(1.5)%

ASMs (000,000)

4,892


4,958


(1.3)%


18,765


19,056


(1.5)%

Passenger load factor

85.1%


84.8%


0.3 pts


81.7%


81.7%


— pts

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

83.7%


83.4%


0.3 pts


78.7%


84.1%


(5.4) pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 14.6% on a 12.2% increase in capacity compared to April 2018. Load factor increased 1.7 points to 81.1%. Alaska's regional partners also reported 88.4% of flights arrived on time in April 2019, compared to 85.6% in April 2018.

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


April


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

898


814


10.3%


3,450


3,093


11.5%

RPMs (000,000)

454


396


14.6%


1,731


1,440


20.2%

ASMs (000,000)

560


499


12.2%


2,195


1,881


16.7%

Passenger load factor

81.1%


79.4%


1.7 pts


78.9%


76.6%


2.3 pts

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

88.4%


85.6%


2.8 pts


79.9%


86.0%


(6.1) pts

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 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. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Airline Satisfaction Study for 11 consecutive years from 2008 to 2018. Learn more about Alaska's award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (ALK).


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