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Alaska Air Group forecasts 6% increase capacity in 2Q2012 and FY2012

21-May-2012 12:50 PM

Alaska Air Group reported (18-May-2012) the following unit revenue highlights in Apr-2012: 

  • Revenue per ASM: USD 15.21 cents, +6.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger revenue per ASM: USD 13.14 cents, +6.9%;
    • Alaska Airlines: USD 11.99 cents, +7.5%;
  • Changes in advanced booked load factor:
    • May-2012: +2.0 ppts, unchanged from its previous forecast;
      • Alaska Airlines: +2.0 ppts, unchanged from its previous forecast;
    • Jun-2012: +4.5 ppts, compared to previous forecast of 2.5 ppts;
      • Alaska Airlines: +4.5 ppts, compared to previous forecast of 2.5 ppts;
    • Jul-2012: +2.0 ppts;
      • Alaska Airlines: +2.0 ppts;
  • 2Q2012 forecast:
    • Capacity (ASMs): +6%, unchanged from its previous forecast;
      • Alaska Airlines: +6%, unchanged from its previous forecast;
    • Cost per ASM excl fuel and special items: USD 8.35 cents to USD 8.45 cents, flat (unchanged from its previous forecast);
      • Alaska Airlines: USD 7.40 cents to USD 7.50 cents, flat (unchanged from its previous forecast);
  • FY2012 forecast:
    • Capacity: +6%, unchanged from its previous forecast;
      • Alaska Airlines: +6%, unchanged from its previous forecast;
    • Cost per ASM excl fuel and special items: USD 8.40 cents to USD 8.45 cents, -1.5% (unchanged from its previous forecast);
      • Alaska Airlines: USD 7.50 cents to USD 7.55 cents, -1% (unchanged from its previous forecast). [more - original PR]