Alaska Air Group traffic up 10.9 % in May

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Alaska Air Group has reported a 10.9% rise in traffic in May.

The group's capacity rose 8.3%, while the load factor increased 2 percentage points to 86%. Its passenger numbers grew 5.4% year-on-year to 2.16 million.

Consolidated results include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

Alaska Airlines reported an 11.2% increase in traffic year-on-year in May while passenger numbers increased 5.6% to 1.57 million.

The airline's capacity grew 8.5% in May, while the load factor increased 2.2 percentage points to 86.9%.

Horizon Air's traffic declined 4.6%, while capacity fell 3.1% in May.

The airline's load factor fell 1.1 percentage points to 76.3%. Horizon carried 549,000 passengers, up 0.4% compared with the same month last year.