Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK: Quote), on a combined basis, reported a 6.6 percent increase in May 2013 traffic on a 6.6 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2012. The combined basis operational results included its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
Alaska Air Group's traffic, measured in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased 6.6 percent to 2.42 billion from last year's 2.27 billion, while capacity, measured in available seat miles, or ASMs, totaled 2.81 billion, up 6.6 percent from 2.64 billion in the same month last year.
This resulted in a flat year-over-year load factor of 86.0 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.
by RTT Staff Writer
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