Alaska Airlines Traffic Up 4% in April
Alaska Air Group announced operational results for April 2014 for Alaska Airlines as well as for Horizon Air.
Traffic for Alaska Airlines, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 4.3% year-over-year, up to 2.262 billion RPMs from 2.168 billion in April of 2013. Traffic for Horizon Air remained unchanged year-over-year at 170 million RPMs. Combined, total system traffic for the two airlines was 2.490 billion RPMs, up 4.9% year-over-year increase from 2.375 billion.
Alaska Airlines reported 2.605 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, for April, a year-over-year increase of 4.3% from 2.498 billion. Capacity for Horizon Air remained unchanged from April 2013, at 217 million ASMs. Combined, the two airlines had 2.892 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.9%.
Alaska’s load factor for April was 86.8%, while Horizon Air reported a load factor of 78.3%. Together, the airlines had a load factor of 86.1%. Load factor for both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, as well as for the two airlines combined, remained unchanged year-over-year.
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