Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results

SEATTLE, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon).

ALASKA AIRLINES

Alaska reported an 18.1 percent increase in traffic on a 15.3 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.0-point increase in load factor to a record 84.9 percent. Alaska also reported that 89.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, a 1.4-point decrease compared to the 90.9 percent reported in April 2010.  

The following table shows the operational results for April 2011 and year-to-date 2011, compared to the prior-year periods:


April

Year-to-Date


2011

2010

Change

2011

2010

Change

Revenue passenger miles







   RPMs (in millions)

1,869

1,583

18.1%

7,149

6,055

18.1%

Available seat miles







   ASMs (in millions)

2,203

1,910

15.3%

8,555

7,451

14.8%

Passenger load factor

84.9%

82.9%

2.0pts

83.6%

81.3%

2.3pts

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,470

1,302

12.9%

5,577

4,943

12.8%

On-time arrivals as reported







to U.S. DOT

89.5%

90.9%

(1.4)pts

84.9%

87.6%

(2.7)pts



HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 4.2 percent decline in traffic on a 10.3 percent decline in capacity compared to April 2010, resulting in a 4.8-point increase in load factor to a record 76.6 percent. Horizon also reported that 85.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in April 2011, a 4.1-point decrease compared to the 90.0 percent reported in April 2010.

The following table shows the operational results for April 2011 and year-to-date 2011, compared to the prior-year periods:


April

Year-to-Date


2011

2010

Change

2011

2010

Change

RPMs (in millions)

187

195

(4.2)%

750

762

(1.5)%

ASMs (in millions)

244

272

(10.3)%

986

1,065

(7.4)%

Passenger load factor

76.6%

71.8%

4.8pts

76.1%

71.5%

4.6pts

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

547

538

1.7%

2,192

2,122

3.3%

On-time arrivals

85.9%

90.0%

(4.1)pts

79.1%

89.1%

(10.0)pts



Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Air Group, Inc.



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