Alaska Air Group Reports August Operational Results

SEATTLE, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August 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 an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on a 9.2 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2012. This resulted in a 0.9 point decrease in load factor to 88.0 percent. Alaska also reported 85.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in August, compared to the 89.3 percent reported in August 2012.

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


August


Year-to-Date


2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,895



1,756



7.9

%


13,427



12,552



7.0

%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,461



2,276



8.1

%


17,883



16,452



8.7

%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

2,797



2,560



9.2

%


20,579



18,864



9.1

%

Passenger load factor

88.0

%


88.9

%


(0.9) pts


86.9

%


87.2

%


(0.3) pts

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

85.1

%


89.3

%


(4.2) pts


86.9

%


87.9

%


(1.0) pts

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 0.8 percent increase in August traffic on a 2.5 percent decrease in capacity compared to August 2012. This resulted in a 2.8 point increase in load factor to an August record of 85.5 percent. Horizon also reported 86.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in August, compared to the 93.9 percent reported in August 2012.

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


August


Year-to-Date


2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

654



636



2.8

%


4,752



4,506



5.4

%

RPMs (in millions)

202



200



0.8

%


1,454



1,391



4.6

%

ASMs (in millions)

236



242



(2.5)

%


1,789



1,777



0.7

%

Passenger load factor

85.5

%


82.7

%


2.8 pts


81.3

%


78.3

%


3.0 pts

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

86.7

%


93.9

%


(7.2) pts


89.1

%


91.6

%


(2.5) pts

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.3 percent increase in traffic on an 8.0 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2012. This resulted in 0.6 point decrease in load factor to 87.8 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 August and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:


August


Year-to-Date


2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,603



2,448



6.3

%


18,553



17,455



6.3

%

RPMs (in millions)

2,709



2,524



7.3

%


19,656



18,178



8.1

%

ASMs (in millions)

3,084



2,855



8.0

%


22,738



21,030



8.1

%

Passenger load factor

87.8

%


88.4

%


(0.6) pts


86.4

%


86.4

%



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 Air Group



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