Alaska Air Group traffic up 10.4%

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and PenAir.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015.

Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 79.1 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

Alaska reported a 10.3 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 79.6 percent. Alaska also reported 87.0 percent of its flights arrived on-time in January, compared to 84.4 percent reported in January 2015.

Regional traffic increased 11.8 percent on a 15.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2015. Load factor decreased 2.1 points to 74.2 percent.

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, Mexico and Costa Rica.