Alaska Sees Traffic Increase for May

By Jesse Sokolow on 12 June 2017
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IMG_8937 (2)Alaska Air Group announced operational results for May 2017.

The carrier saw an increase in both traffic and capacity, while its load factor decreased for the month.

System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 7.6% year-over-year, up to 4.5 billion RPMs 4.2 billion in May of 2016.

Capacity was 5.2 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.9% from 4.19 billion ASMs.

System-wide load factor for the month was 86.5%, a 1.4 percentage point decrease from 85.1% in May 2016

The figures 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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