Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April and year-to-date 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 an 11.1 percent increase in traffic on a 10.4 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2015. Load factor increased 0.5 points to 84.1 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 9.0 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2015. Load factor increased 1.0 points to 84.9 percent. Alaska also reported 89.4 percent of its flights arrived on-time in April, compared to 89.3 percent reported in April 2015.
Regional traffic increased 19.2 percent on a 24.0 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2015. Load factor decreased 3.1 points to 77.0 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, Costa Rica and Mexico.