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Alaska Air Group reports May 2019 operational results

SEATTLE, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported May 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 1.0% increase in traffic on a 0.7% increase in capacity compared to May 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 85.7%.

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


May


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

4,028


4,042


(0.3)%


18,237


18,370


(0.7)%

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

4,884


4,835


1.0%


21,951


21,837


0.5%

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

5,702


5,660


0.7%


26,663


26,597


0.2%

Passenger load factor

85.7%


85.4%


0.3 pts


82.3%


82.1%


0.2 pts

MAINLINE

Mainline reported flat traffic on a 0.3% decrease in capacity compared to May 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 86.1%. Mainline also reported 82.7% of its flights arrived on time in May 2019, compared to 81.8% reported in May 2018.

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


May


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

3,076


3,162


(2.7)%


13,834


14,398


(3.9)%

RPMs (000,000)

4,402


4,403


—%


19,738


19,966


(1.1)%

ASMs (000,000)

5,115


5,132


(0.3)%


23,880


24,188


(1.3)%

Passenger load factor

86.1%


85.8%


0.3 pts


82.7%


82.5%


0.2 pts

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

82.7%


81.8%


0.9 pts


79.5%


83.6%


(4.1) pts

REGIONAL

Regional traffic increased 11.6% on an 11.2% increase in capacity compared to May 2018. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 82.1 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 88.2% of flights arrived on time in May 2019, compared to 87.8% in May 2018.

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


May


Year-to-Date


2019


2018


Change


2019


2018


Change

Revenue passengers (000)

952


880


8.2%


4,403


3,972


10.9%

RPMs (000,000)

482


432


11.6%


2,213


1,871


18.3%

ASMs (000,000)

587


528


11.2%


2,783


2,409


15.5%

Passenger load factor

82.1%


81.8%


0.3 pts


79.5%


77.7%


1.8 pts

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

88.2%


87.8%


0.4 pts


81.6%


86.4%


(4.8) pts

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 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 12 consecutive years from 2008 to 2019. 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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