Alaska Air Group Reports Operational Results

New operational results from Alaska Air Group bode well for Hawaii tourism.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.5 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2010. These statistics include its subsidiary flights operated by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and arrangements with SkyWest and a small third-party carrier in Alaska.

Alaska Airlines reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 7.2 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2010. This resulted in a 2.4-point increase in load factor to a September record of 83.9 percent.

Horizon Air reported a 16.6 percent decline in traffic on a 20.1 percent decline in capacity compared to September 2010. This resulted in a 3.3-point increase in load factor to a September record of 79.3 percent. The significant decline in capacity and traffic compared to 2010 is because of the Horizon's transition out of its CRJ-700 fleet and a corresponding reduction of Horizon's operating fleet from 53 aircraft in Sept. 2010 to 48 aircraft in Sept. 2011.

Alaskan and Horizon both reported about 92 percent of its flights arrived on time, breaking September records. 

Alaska Airlines ranked "highest in customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies.Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group together serve 90 cities in Alaska, the “Lower 48,” Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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