Alaska Air Group traffic up 9.2%

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) has reported March 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 a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.2 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2015. Load factor increased 0.1 points to 86.2 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

Alaska reported an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2015. Load factor increased 0.3 points to 86.8 percent. Alaska also reported 86.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in March, compared to the 85.6 percent reported in March 2015.

Regional traffic increased 20.8 percent on a 23.0 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2015. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 80.8 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 Unites States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.