Alaska Air Group reports operational results for November 2017

Alaska Air Group Inc. has reported November 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, the company said.

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

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.3 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor decreased 0.1 points to 84.2 percent.

Alaska reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor decreased 0.8 points to 85 percent. Alaska also reported 83.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 88 percent reported in November 2016.

Virgin America traffic increased 12.4 percent on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor increased 1.9 points to 84 percent. Virgin America also reported 77.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 81.5 percent in November 2016.

Regional traffic increased 20.8 percent on a 20.2 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2016. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 79.6 percent. Alaska´s regional partners also reported 85.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in November 2017, compared to 87.6 percent in November 2016.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 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. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Learn more about Alaska´s award-winning service at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).