Alaska Air Group reports December 2017 and full-year operational results

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 12, 2018 10:38

Alaska Air Group reports December 2017 and full-year operational results

Alaska Air Group has today reported December and full-year operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

On a combined basis for all operations, Air Group (AMCN) reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.8 points to 82.3 percent.

Alaska reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on an 8.4 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.9 points to 84.1 percent. Alaska also reported 83.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2017, compared to 76.1 percent reported in December 2016.

Virgin America traffic increased 12.3 percent on a 12.7 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 0.3 points to 78.9 percent. Virgin America also reported 82.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2017, compared to 70.2 percent in December 2016.

Regional traffic increased 16.3 percent on a 19.2 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2016. Load factor decreased 1.9 points to 78.4 percent. Alaska’s regional partners also reported 80.4 percent of flights arrived on time in December 2017, compared to 61.6 percent in December 2016.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 12, 2018 10:38