Alaska Air reports July traffic increase 7%, capacity up 7% This resulted in a load factor of 88.6 percent, consistent with July 2013. Alaska reported a 6.3 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2013. This resulted in a 0.1 point increase in load factor to a record 89.0 percent. Alaska also reported 84.0 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to 84.5 percent reported in July 2013. Horizon reported a 3.5 percent increase in July traffic on a 6.3 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2013. This resulted in a 2.3 point decrease in load factor to 82.6 percent. Horizon also reported 86.9 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to the 89.4 percent reported in July 2013.
Alaska Air announces it reduced emissions intensity by 30% over past 10 years Alaska Air has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004 — the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road for a year.