Alaska Airlines Reports Record Load Factor for July
Alaska Air Group announced operational results for July 2014 for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, as well as on a combined basis.
Traffic for Alaska Airlines, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 6.3% year-over-year, up to 2.68 billion RPMs from 2.52 billion in July of 2013. Traffic for Horizon Air was up 3.5% to 209 million RPMs, compared to 202 million in the same period in 2013. System-wide traffic for the two airlines was 2.960 billion RPMs, a 7% year-over-year increase from 2.77 billion.
Alaska Airlines reported 3.01 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, for July, a year-over-year increase of 6.1% from 2.84 billion. Capacity for Horizon Air was up 6.3% to 253 million ASMs for July, compared to 238 million in July 2013. Combined, the two airlines had 3.34 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 7%.
Alaska’s load factor for July was a record 89%, up 0.1 percentage points from July 2013, while Horizon Air reported a load factor of 82.6%, down 2.3 percentage points. The airlines had a system-wide load factor of 88.6%, consistent with last July’s.