Alaska Air Reports Rise in Traffic and Load Factor for September
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles or RPMs, increased by 7.4% year-over-year, up to 2.83 billion RPMs from 2.6 billion in September of 2015.
Capacity was 3.36 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 4.2% from 3.23 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 84.1%, a 2.5 percentage point increase from September 2015’s load factor of 81.6%.
For mainline flying, Alaska saw a 6.6% increase in traffic on a 3.2% increase in capacity as well as 2.7 percentage point increase in load factor to 84.5%. The airline said that 90.2% of its flights were on time in September, a 1.4 percentage point increase from the 88.8% reported in September 2015.
In regional operations, there was a 14.5% increase in traffic on a 12.5% increase in capacity year over year, along with a 1.5 percentage point increase in load factor to 81.2%. Alaska’s regional flights were on time 90.1% of the time, a significant increase over the 85.2% reported in September 2015.
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