Alaska Air Group transported 14.3 million passengers through April, up 4.8%

Alaska Air Group, transported 4.8% more passengers in the first four months of the year to exceed 14.32 million, according to data published by the company, which has Alaska Airlines and Virgin America as subsidiaries, along with their regional flights operated by the subsidiary Horizon Air Industries and the airlines SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines.

The capacity offered grew by 7.9% in the first four months of the year, while demand increased by 5.9%. The load factor stood at 81.2%, which is 1.5 percentage points less than the same period of the previous year.

In April, the group transported 3.83 million passengers, 4.6% more, thanks to the 8.7% increase in supply and 5.8% in demand. The load factor stood at 84.3%, 2.3 percentage points less.

ALASKA AND VIRGIN AMERICA, WHICH MORE PASSENGERS TRANSPORT

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America remain the group’s main airlines by number of passengers transported, with a total of 11.2 million until April, 5.4% more than in the same period of 2017.

These subsidiaries increased their offer by 6.6% in the first four months of the year, while demand increased by 4.8%. The load factor stood at 81.7%, 1.4 percentage points less than a year ago.

For its part, the division of regional flights transported 3 million passengers, 2.6% more than in the first four months of 2017. Its offer increased by 22.4%, while passenger traffic increased by 19.9% The load factor stood at 76.6%, 1.5 percentage points less.