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Alaska Air Group reports March 2019 operational results

SEATTLE, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported March and year-to-date 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.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.5% increase in traffic on a 1.3% increase in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 84.2%.

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


March


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,891


3,920


(0.7)%


10,417


10,489


(0.7)%

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

4,678


4,654


0.5%


12,449


12,403


0.4%

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

5,556


5,485


1.3%


15,508


15,480


0.2%

Passenger load factor

84.2%


84.9%


(0.7) pts


80.3%


80.1%


0.2 pts

MAINLINE
Mainline reported a 1.2% decrease in traffic on a 0.2% decrease in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor decreased 0.9 points to 84.5%. Mainline also reported 81.2% of its flights arrived on time in March 2019, compared to 81.9% reported in March 2018.

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


March


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

2,952


3,085


(4.3)%


7,864


8,211


(4.2)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,205


4,256


(1.2)%


11,172


11,360


(1.7)%

ASMs (000,000)

4,974


4,985


(0.2)%


13,874


14,098


(1.6)%

Passenger load factor

84.5%


85.4%


(0.9) pts


80.5%


80.6%


(0.1) pt

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

81.2%


81.9%


(0.7) pts


76.9%


84.4%


(7.5) pts

REGIONAL
Regional traffic increased 18.8% on a 16.4% increase in capacity compared to March 2018. Load factor increased 1.6 points to 81.3%. Alaska's regional partners also reported 82.4% of its flights arrived on time in March 2019, compared to 86.7% in March 2018.

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


March


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

939


835


12.5%


2,553


2,278


12.1%

RPMs (000,000)

473


398


18.8%


1,277


1,043


22.4%

ASMs (000,000)

582


500


16.4%


1,634


1,382


18.2%

Passenger load factor

81.3%


79.7%


1.6 pts


78.2%


75.5%


2.7 pts

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

82.4%


86.7%


(4.3) pts


77.0%


86.2%


(9.2) 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. Learn 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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