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Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results

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SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July 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 9.2 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in a 0.1 point increase in load factor to a July record of 88.9 percent. Alaska also reported 84.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in July, compared to the 88.6 percent reported in July 2012.

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


July



Year-to-Date



2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,924



1,769



8.8

%


11,532



10,796



6.8

%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,521



2,308



9.2

%


15,422



14,176



8.8

%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

2,837



2,598



9.2

%


17,783



16,303



9.1

%

Passenger load factor

88.9

%


88.8

%


0.1 pts


86.7

%


87.0

%


(0.3) pts

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

84.5

%


88.6

%


(4.1) pts


87.2

%


87.6

%


(0.4) pts

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 1.9 percent increase in July traffic on a 1.2 percent decrease in capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in a 2.5 point increase in load factor to a July record 84.7 percent. Horizon also reported 89.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in July, compared to the 92.0 percent reported in July 2012.

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


July



Year-to-Date



2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

649



624



3.9

%


4,098



3,870



5.9

%

RPMs (in millions)

202



198



1.9

%


1,252



1,190



5.2

%

ASMs (in millions)

238



241



(1.2)

%


1,553



1,535



1.2

%

Passenger load factor

84.7

%


82.2

%


2.5 pts


80.6

%


77.6

%


3.0 pts

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

89.4

%


92.0

%


(2.6) pts


89.4

%


91.2

%


(1.8) pts

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 8.4 percent increase in traffic on an 8.0 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in 0.3 point increase in load factor to a July record of 88.6 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 July and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:


July



Year-to-Date



2013


2012


Change


2013


2012


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,624



2,447



7.2

%


15,950



15,007



6.3

%

RPMs (in millions)

2,767



2,553



8.4

%


16,947



15,654



8.3

%

ASMs (in millions)

3,124



2,892



8.0

%


19,654



18,175



8.1

%

Passenger load factor

88.6

%


88.3

%


0.3 pts


86.2

%


86.1

%


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 Air Group



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