Alaska Air Group reports 9% increase in August 2016 traffic

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has reported a 9.0 percent in traffic in August on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2015, the company said.

The airline said the load factor decreased 0.9 points to 85.8 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

Alaska 87.8 percent of its flights arrived on-time in August, compared to 82.9 percent reported in August 2015.

Regional traffic increased 12.2 percent on a 13.1 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2015. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.5 percent. Regional also reported 83.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in August, compared to 75.5 percent in August 2015.

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