Alaska Airlines Reports Record Load Factor for July

By Paul Riegler on 5 August 2014
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An Alaska Airlines jet landing in Los Angeles

An Alaska Airlines jet landing in Los Angeles

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.


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