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Alaska Air Group Reports May Operational Results

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Alaska Air Group Reports May Operational Results

08:00 EDT Wednesday, June 05, 2013

SEATTLE , June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINEAlaska reported a 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 7.3 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2012. This resulted in a 0.4 point decrease in load factor to 86.5 percent. Alaska also reported 89.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in May, compared to the 91.4 percent reported in May 2012.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for May and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

May

Year-to-Date

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,666

1,566

6.4

%

7,815

7,355

6.2

%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,197

2,058

6.7

%

10,537

9,681

8.8

%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

2,541

2,369

7.3

%

12,242

11,216

9.2

%

Passenger load factor

86.5

%

86.9

%

(0.4) pts

86.1

%

86.3

%

(0.2) pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

89.6

%

91.4

%

(1.8) pts

87.8

%

87.3

%

0.5 pts

HORIZON AIRHorizon reported a 7.6 percent increase in May traffic on a 2.5 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2012. This resulted in a 3.7 point increase in load factor to a May record of 80.3 percent. Horizon also reported 90.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in May, compared to the 94.4 percent reported in May 2012.

The following table shows Horizon's operational results for May and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

May

Year-to-Date

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

595

549

8.4

%

2,835

2,663

6.5

%

RPMs (in millions)

180

167

7.6

%

862

811

6.3

%

ASMs (in millions)

224

219

2.5

%

1,090

1,065

2.3

%

Passenger load factor

80.3

%

76.6

%

3.7 pts

79.1

%

76.2

%

2.9 pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

90.8

%

94.4

%

(3.6) pts

89.5

%

90.6

%

(1.1) pts

AIR GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.6 percent increase in traffic on a 6.6 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2012. This resulted in a flat year-over-year load factor of 86.0 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 May and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

May

Year-to-Date

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,305

2,162

6.6

%

10,868

10,251

6.0

%

RPMs (in millions)

2,415

2,266

6.6

%

11,585

10,687

8.4

%

ASMs (in millions)

2,809

2,635

6.6

%

13,550

12,512

8.3

%

Passenger load factor

86.0

%

86.0

%

?

85.5

%

85.4

%

0.1 pts

Alaska 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 six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

For further information: Media Contact: Bobbie Egan, Media Relations Manager, (206) 392-5134, Investor/analyst contact: Chris Berry, Managing Director of Investor Relations, (206) 392-5260

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