Alaska Air Reports Higher Traffic and Load Factor for December and 2016

By Jesse Sokolow on 10 January 2017
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IMG_4341Alaska Air Group announced operational results for December 2016, as well as for calendar year 2016.

System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 5.6% for the month, up to 4.13 billion RPMs from 3.91 billion in December of 2016. For the year, the airline saw a 10.8% increase in traffic, up to 48.75 billion RPMs from 44.01 billion.

Capacity was 4.96 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, for December 2016, a year-over-year increase of 5% from 4.73 billion ASMs. The carrier experienced a 10.2% increase in capacity for the year, 58 billion ASMs compared to 52.61 billion in 2015

System-wide load factor for the month was 83.1%, a 0.5 percentage point increase from December 2015’s load factor of 82.6%. For the entire year, Alaska Air Group reported a load factor of 84.1%, a 0.4 percentage point rise from 83.7% in 2015.

The numbers include flights operated by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, as well as those operated under third party capacity purchase agreements.

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