SeaTac-based Alaska Airlines today reported an 11.8 percent increase in traffic in January compared with January 2012.
That meant Alaska planes were slightly less full last month compared with a year ago. The airline filled 83.4 percent of its seats with paying passengers last month compare with 83.6 percent a year earlier.
Alaska’s on-time performance improved greatly last month to 86.7 percent. It’s January 2012 performance, 79 percent on-time, was affected by a severe snow and ice storm that hit the Puget Sound area in January of last year. Sea-Tac is the airline’s main hub.