Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results

SEATTLE , May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April 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 - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 0.6-point decrease in load factor to 86.8 percent. Alaska also reported 86.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, compared to the 90.6 percent reported in April 2012.

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


April



Year-to-Date



2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,615



1,514



6.6

%


6,149



5,789



6.2

%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,168



1,986



9.2

%


8,340



7,623



9.4

%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

2,498



2,272



9.9

%


9,701



8,847



9.7

%

Passenger load factor

86.8

%


87.4

%


(0.6) pts


86.0

%


86.2

%


(0.2) pts

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

86.8

%


90.6

%


(3.8) pts


87.3

%


86.1

%


 1.2  pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 5.5 percent increase in April traffic on a 2.1 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 2.5-point increase in load factor to an April record of 78.6 percent. Horizon also reported 89.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, compared to the 94.0 percent reported in April 2012.

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


April



Year-to-Date



2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

561



532



5.5

%


2,240



2,114



6.0

%

RPMs (in millions)

170



162



5.5

%


682



644



5.9

%

ASMs (in millions)

217



212



2.1

%


865



846



2.3

%

Passenger load factor

78.6

%


76.1

%


 2.5  pts


78.8

%


76.1

%


 2.7   pts

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

89.3

%


94.0

%


(4.7) pts


89.1

%


89.6

%


(0.5)  pts

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 8.5 percent increase in traffic on an 8.9 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 0.3-point decrease in load factor to 86.1 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 April and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:


April



Year-to-Date



2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,218



2,094



5.9

%


8,563



8,089



5.9

%

RPMs (in millions)

2,375



2,189



8.5

%


9,171



8,421



8.9

%

ASMs (in millions)

2,758



2,533



8.9

%


10,741



9,877



8.7

%

Passenger load factor

86.1

%


86.4

%


(0.3)   pts


85.4

%


85.3

%


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. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Air Group



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