Alaska Air Group sees 12% uptick in traffic

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) said it has reported October and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 12.0 percent increase in traffic on a 12.9 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.3 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements with SkyWest and PenAir.

Alaska reported a 12.3 percent increase in traffic on a 13.2 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.6 points to 82.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.2 percent of its flights arrived on-time in October, compared to 87.1 percent reported in October 2014.

Horizon reported a 1.6 percent increase in traffic on a 2.5 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 77.9 percent. Horizon also reported 83.5 percent of its flights arrived on-time in October, compared to the 89.6 percent reported in October 2014.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico.