Alaska Air Group Reports April 2019 Operational Results

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