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Alaska Air Group reported traffic and capacity increases for February Alaska Air Group reported traffic and capacity increases for February

Alaska Air Reveal Traffic Increase for February

Alaska Air Group has reported a 7.9 percent traffic increase on a nine percent capacity increase for February, compared to the same month year-on-year.

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.