Alaska Air Group Reports December and Full-Year Operational Results

Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Alaska-Airlines-300x200Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported December and year-end operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 6.5 percent increase in traffic on a 4.5 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2012. This resulted in a 1.7-point increase in load factor, to a record 88.0 percent. Alaska also reported 85.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in December, compared to the 83.3 percent reported in December 2012. For the full-year 2013, Alaska reported a load factor of 86.1 percent and carried a record 19.7 million passengers.
The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for December and full-year 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

December Full Year
2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,672 1,549 8.0% 19,737 18,526 6.5%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,243 2,105 6.5% 26,172 24,417 7.2%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 2,550 2,440 4.5% 30,411 28,180 7.9%
Passenger load factor 88.0% 86.3% 1.7pts 86.1% 86.6% (0.5)pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 85.5% 83.3% 2.2pts 87.2% 87.5% (0.3)pts
HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 3.9 percent increase in December traffic on flat capacity compared to December 2012. This resulted in a 3.1-point increase in load factor, to a December record of 82.5 percent. Horizon also reported 78.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in December, compared to the 85.2 percent reported in December 2012. For the full-year 2013, Horizon reported a record load factor of 80.8 percent and carried 7.1 million passengers.
The following table shows Horizon’s operational results for December and full-year 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
December Full Year
2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 621 586 5.9% 7,099 6,781 4.7%
RPMs (in millions) 186 179 3.9% 2,163 2,090 3.5%
ASMs (in millions) 226 226 —% 2,678 2,669 0.3%
Passenger load factor 82.5% 79.4% 3.1pts 80.8% 78.3% 2.5pts
On-time arrivals 78.5% 85.2% (6.7)pts 87.9% 91.0% (3.1)pts
AIR GROUP (including flights operated by third parties)
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 4.6 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2012. This resulted in a 1.8-point increase in load factor to a record 87.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase arrangements, including Horizon, SkyWest and a small third-party carrier in the state of Alaska.
The following table shows the operational results for December and full-year 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
December Full Year
2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,351 2,181 7.8% 27,414 25,896 5.9%
RPMs (in millions) 2,481 2,324 6.7% 28,833 27,007 6.8%
ASMs (in millions) 2,836 2,712 4.6% 33,672 31,428 7.1%
Passenger load factor 87.5% 85.7% 1.8pts 85.6% 85.9% (0.3)pts

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers” in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013.

Source:- Alaska Air

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