Alaska Air Group reports 7% increase in June 2018 traffic

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017, the company said.

On January 11, 2018, Alaska and Virgin America consolidated their operations onto a Single Operating Certificate (SOC). Results for Alaska and Virgin America have been combined into a single mainline operation.

The company reported a 7.7% increase in available seat miles and an 88.3% passenger load factor.

Mainline reported a 6.4 percent increase in traffic on a 5.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1.1 points to 88.8 percent. Mainline also reported 82.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2018, compared to 78.7 percent reported in June 2017.

Mainline operational results reflect both Alaska and Virgin America combined. The following table shows mainline operational results for June and year-to-date, compared to the prior-year periods:

Regional traffic increased 17.6 percent on a 15.9 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2017. Load factor increased 1 point to 84.0 percent. Alaska´s regional partners also reported 85.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2018, compared to 79.8 percent in June 2017.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.