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Alaska Air Group Reports June Operational Results

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Alaska Air Group Reports June Operational Results

09:00 EDT Thursday, July 04, 2013

SEATTLE, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June 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 an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on an 8.6 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in a 0.5 point decrease in load factor to 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported 87.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 88.4 percent reported in June 2012.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,793

1,672

7.2

%

9,608

9,027

6.4

%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,364

2,187

8.1

%

12,901

11,868

8.7

%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

2,704

2,489

8.6

%

14,946

13,705

9.1

%

Passenger load factor

87.4

%

87.9

%

(0.5) pts

86.3

%

86.6

%

(0.3) pts

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

87.4

%

88.4

%

(1.0) pts

87.7

%

87.5

%

0.2 pts

HORIZON AIRHorizon reported a 4.1 percent increase in June traffic on a 1.6 percent decrease in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in a 4.6 point increase in load factor to a June record 83.8 percent. Horizon also reported 89.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 93.3 percent reported in June 2012.

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

June

Year-to-Date

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

614

583

5.3

%

3,449

3,246

6.3

%

RPMs (in millions)

189

181

4.1

%

1,050

992

5.9

%

ASMs (in millions)

225

229

(1.6)%

1,315

1,294

1.6

%

Passenger load factor

83.8

%

79.2

%

4.6 pts

79.9

%

76.7

%

3.2 pts

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

89.2

%

93.3

%

(4.1) pts

89.4

%

91.1

%

(1.7) pts

AIR GROUPOn a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.5 percent increase in traffic on a 7.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in flat year-over-year load factor of 87.1 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 June and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

June

Year-to-Date

2013

2012

Change

2013

2012

Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,457

2,309

6.4

%

13,326

12,560

6.1

%

RPMs (in millions)

2,596

2,414

7.5

%

14,181

13,101

8.2

%

ASMs (in millions)

2,980

2,771

7.5

%

16,530

15,283

8.2

%

Passenger load factor

87.1

%

87.1

%

?

85.8

%

85.7

%

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, Bobbie Egan, Media Relations Manager, (206) 392-5134; Investor/analyst, Chris Berry, Managing Director of Investor Relations, (206) 392-5260

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