Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for November

By Paul Riegler on 15 December 2017
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DSC_0684-EDAlaska Air Group announced operational results for November 2017. Echoing its October 2017 results, the carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.

System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 9.2% year-over-year, up to 4.39 billion RPMs compared to 4.02 billion in November of 2016.

Capacity was 5.22 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 9.3% from 4.77 billion ASMs.

System-wide load factor for the month was 84.2%, a 0.1 percentage point decline from 84.3% in November 2016.

The figures include flights operated by Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, which the carrier acquired in December 2016, as well as Horizon Air and those operated under third-party capacity purchase agreements. Operational results include Virgin America’s from the pre-acquisition period for the sake of comparison.

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