On a combined basis for all operations and compared to February 2017, load factor decreased 0.8 points to 79.4 percent, the Group said.
It was reporting February operational results, on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, and for its regional flying operations by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.
Alaska and Virgin America on January 11 consolidated their operations onto a Single Operating Certificate so results for Alaska and Virgin America have been combined into a single mainline operation. This reported a 7.1 percent traffic increase on an 8.1 percent capacity increase compared to February 2017.
Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 79.7 percent. Regional traffic increased 16.6 percent on a 19.4 percent capacity increase compared to February 2017. Load factor decreased 1.8 points to 76.5 percent.