Alaska Air Group traffic up 13.8%

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has reported 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 13.8 percent increase in traffic on an 18.0 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2015. Load factor decreased 3.0 points to 80.4 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

Alaska reported a 13.2 percent increase in traffic on a 17.3 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2015. Load factor decreased 2.9 points to 80.7 percent. Alaska also reported 89.3 percent of its flights arrived on-time in February, compared to 84.8 percent reported in February 2015.

Regional traffic increased 19.0 percent on a 24.8 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2015. Load factor decreased 3.7 points to 77.5 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.