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Despite increased competition from Delta, Alaska Airlines’ traffic and passenger numbers increase but the load factor drops

Alaska Air Group Inc. (Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air) (Seattle/Tacoma) despite increased competition, especially from Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) at its Seattle/Tacoma hub, has managed to increase its traffic and passenger numbers for the first nine months of 2014, mostly through its vigorous expansion. However the number of passengers has not kept up with the expansion and this has lead to a lower load factor.

The Group reported September and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.

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Air Group:

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.0 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2013. This resulted in a 0.7 point decrease in load factor to 81.9 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

The following table shows the operational results for September and year-to-date 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:

The Group and Alaska Airlines:

Alaska 9 mo traffic 9.2014

Alaska Horizon – Horizon Air:

Alaska Horizon 9 mo traffic 9.2014

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf/AirlinersGallery.com. Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-890 N569AS (msn 35184) in the 75th Anniversary retrojet scheme arrives in Las Vegas.

Alaska Airlines: AG Slide Show

Alaska Horizon: AG Slide Show

New York Times looks at the winter weather challenges of Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) was favorably examined by the New York Times and the challenges it faces including flying in tough winter conditions in Alaska.

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Copyright Photo: Brandon Farris. Boeing 737-890 N569AS (msn 35184) in the “Starliner 75” (75th Anniversary) scheme arrives at Anchorage in the low winter light and its snowy conditions.

Alaska Airlines: AG Slide Show

Alaska Airlines orders two Boeing 737-800s

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma)has exercised options for two additional Next-Generation Boeing 737-800s. The order was posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in June and attributed to an unidentified customer.

Including today’s order, Alaska will take delivery of 13 Next-Generation 737s over the next several years. Alaska Airlines has 116 737s in its fleet, including 55 737-800s.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Looking splendid in the 75th Anniversary scheme, Alaska’s Boeing 737-890 N569AS (msn 35184) climbs beautifully from Anchorage.

Alaska suspends all flights north of Anchorage


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Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) has suspended all flights north of Anchorage due to the eruption of Mount Redoubt on March 23 and the airborne volcanic ash which can cause engine failures. The cities impacted include Barrow, Bethel, Fairbanks, Kotzebue, Nome and Prudhoe Bay. So far, 45 flights have been cancelled.