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Alaska Air Group Reports January Operational Results

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Alaska Air Group Reports January Operational Results08:00 EST Tuesday, February 05, 2013SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results for its mainline and consolidated operations. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINEAlaska reported an 11.8 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2012. This resulted in a 0.2-point decrease in load factor to 83.4 percent. Alaska also reported a record 86.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in January, compared to the 79.0 percent reported in January 2012, when a snow and ice storm in the Pacific Northwest decreased on-time performance. The following table shows Alaska's operational results for January 2013 compared to the prior-year periods:January20132012ChangeRevenue passengers (in thousands)1,4781,3549.2%Revenue passenger miles    RPM (in millions)2,0311,81611.8%Available seat miles    ASM (in millions)2,4352,17112.2%Passenger load factor83.4%83.6%(0.2) ptsOn-time arrivals as reported    to U.S. DOT86.7%79.0%7.7 ptsAIR GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.5 percent increase in traffic on an 11.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2012. This resulted in a 0.1-point increase in load factor to a January record of 82.7 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir. The following table shows the operational results for January 2013 compared to the prior-year periods:January20132012ChangeRevenue passengers (in thousands)2,0721,8999.1%RPMs (in millions)2,2362,00511.5%ASMs (in millions)2,7022,42611.4%Passenger load factor82.7%82.6%0.1 ptsAlaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom. SOURCE Alaska Air GroupFor further information: Media, Bobbie Egan, Media Relations Manager, +1-206-392-5134, or Investors/analysts, Chris Berry, Managing Director of Investor Relations, +1-206-392-5260