Alaska Air Group reports 10% increase in traffic

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) said it has reported September and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.0 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.6 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

Alaska reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 10.2 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in September, compared to the 87.0 percent reported in September 2014.

Horizon reported a 2.7 percent increase in September traffic on a 1.7 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.8 point increase in load factor to 79.4 percent. Horizon also reported 84.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in September, compared to the 88.9 percent reported in September 2014.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico.