Alaska Air Group provides operational results for April 2017

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has reported April and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon) and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines (Regional), the company said.

Air Group´s acquisition of Virgin America took place on Dec. 14, 2016. Operational results include Virgin America results from pre-acquisition periods for comparison.

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 7.8% increase in traffic on a 4.6% increase in capacity compared to April 2016. Load factor increased 2.5 points to 86.6%.

Alaska reported an 8.9% increase in traffic on a 6.1% increase in capacity compared to April 2016. Load factor increased 2.3 points to 87.2%. Alaska also reported 81.6% of its flights arrived on time in April 2017, compared to 89.4% reported in April 2016.

Virgin America traffic increased 4.5% on a 0.8% increase in capacity compared to April 2016. Load factor increased 3.1 points to 87.2%. Virgin America also reported 64.6% of its flights arrived on time in April 2017, compared to 76.4% in April 2016.

Regional traffic increased 7.7% on a 4.1% increase in capacity compared to April 2016. Load factor increased 2.7 points to 79.7%. Regional also reported 86.6% of its flights arrived on time in April 2017, compared to 89.9% in April 2016.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).