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Alaska Air Group reports 7 percent increase in traffic

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir (Regional).


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On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 2.8 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2015. Load factor increased 3.4 points to 85.1 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska, Horizon, and those under third-party capacity purchase agreements.

The following table shows the operational results for November and year-to-date 2016, compared to the prior-year periods:

November Year-to-Date

2016 2015 Change 2016 2015 Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,752 2,560 7.5% 31,040 29,151 6.5%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,992 2,796 7.0% 33,467 30,602 9.4%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,517 3,422 2.8% 39,694 36,340 9.2%

Passenger load factor 85.1% 81.7% 3.4 pts 84.3% 84.2% 0.1 pts