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September 2, 2010

Alaska Airlines August Traffic Up 10%

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By: BNO News
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Alaska Air Group on Thursday reported that traffic in August for Alaska Airlines rose 10% and capacity increased 7.1%.

The company said that load factor was up 2.2 percentage points to 86.5%, and that 88.7 percent of its flights arrived on time during the month, a 3.0-point increase compared to the 85.7 percent reported in August 2009.

Meanwhile, Horizon reported a 2.2 percent increase in traffic on a 1.1 percent decline in capacity compared to August 2009, resulting in a 2.7-point increase in load factor to 81.9 percent.

The subsidiary also reported that 80.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in August 2010, an 8.1-point decrease compared to the 88.6 percent reported in August 2009.