Alaska Air Group December Traffic And Capacity Down
(RTTNews.com) - Alaska Air Group Inc. ( ALK ) reported December operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries 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.
On January 11, 2018, Alaska and Virgin America consolidated their operations onto a Single Operating Certificate. Results for Alaska and Virgin America have been combined into a single mainline operation.
On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 0.4 percent decrease in traffic on a 0.3 percent decrease in capacity compared to December 2017. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 82.2 percent.
Mainline reported a 2.7 percent decrease in traffic on a 2.7 percent decrease in capacity compared to December 2017. Load factor was flat compared to December 2017. Mainline also reported 81.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2018, compared to 83.1 percent reported in December 2017.
Regional traffic increased 27.2 percent on a 26.9 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2017. Load factor increased 0.2 points to 78.6 percent. Alaska's regional partners also reported 78.9 percent of flights arrived on time in December 2018, compared to 80.4 percent in December 2017.
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