Alaska Air Group reports 11% traffic increase YOY

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has reported a 10.9 percent year-over-year (YOY) increase in traffic on an 11.7 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2015, the company said.

Other statistics reported by the company´s 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 PenAir, a 10 percent increase in traffic on a 10.6 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2015. Load factor decreased 0.4 points to 86.6 percent. Alaska also reported 86.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 87.5 percent reported in June 2015.

The airline reported USD 3,071 million in revenue passengers in June 2016, an increase of 7.6 percent and USD16,482 million in revenue passengers in year-to-date 2016, compared to USD15,340 million in 2015, an increase of 7.4 percent.

Revenue passenger miles (RPM) for June 2016 was USD3,239 million compared to USD2,921 million in June 2015, an increase of 10.9 percent, while RPM for year-to-date 2016 was USD17,968 million compared to USD16,173 million in 2015, an increase of 11.1 percent.

Available seat miles (ASM) for June 2016 was USD3,766 million compared to USD3,371 million in June 2015, an increase of 11.7 percent, while AMS for year-to-date 2016 was USD21,515 million compared to USD19,206 million in 2015, an increase of 12 percent.

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, including Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico.