Alaska Air Group Inc. has reported October 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 an 11 percent increase in traffic on an 11.6 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2016. Load factor decreased 0.4 points to 83.8 percent.
Alaska reported a 9.3 percent increase in traffic on a 10.6 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2016. Load factor decreased 1 point to 83.8 percent. Alaska also reported 86 percent of its flights arrived on time in October 2017, compared to 87.6 percent reported in October 2016.
Virgin America traffic increased 14.2 percent on a 13.4 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2016. Load factor increased 0.6 points to 85 percent. Virgin America also reported 73.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in October 2017, compared to 76.2 percent in October 2016.
Regional traffic increased 14.3 percent on a 13.7 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2016. Load factor increased 0.5 points to 80 percent. Alaska´s regional partners also reported 81.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in October 2017, compared to 85.5 percent in October 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).