Alaska Air Sees March Traffic Increase While Load Factor Drops Slightly

By Jesse Sokolow on 10 April 2017
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DSC_0684-EDAlaska Air Group announced operational results for March 2017.

System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 5.5% year-over-year, up to 4.37 billion RPMs from 4.1 billion in March of 2016.

Capacity was 5.12 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.7% from 4.8 billion ASMs.

System-wide load factor for the month was 85.4%, a 0.2 percentage point decrease from March of 2016’s load factor of 85.6%.

The numbers include flights operated by Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, which the carrier acquired last December, as well as Horizon Air and those operated under third party capacity purchase agreements.

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