Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results

05 Aug, 2013, 08:00 ET from Alaska Air Group

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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