Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2014 /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.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.0 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2013. This resulted in a load factor of 88.6 percent, consistent with July 2013. 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 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:


July


Year-to-Date


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,829


2,624


7.8%


16,830


15,950


5.5%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,960


2,767


7.0%


17,792


16,947


5.0%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

3,342


3,124


7.0%


20,683


19,654


5.2%

Passenger load factor

88.6%


88.6%


— pts


86.0%


86.2%


(0.2) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 6.3 percent increase in traffic on a 6.1 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2013. This resulted in a 0.1 point increase in load factor to a record 89.0 percent. Alaska also reported 84.0 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to 84.5 percent reported in July 2013.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for July and year-to-date 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:


July


Year-to-Date


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,056


1,924


6.9%


12,099


11,532


4.9%

RPMs (in millions)

2,680


2,521


6.3%


16,112


15,422


4.5%

ASMs (in millions)

3,010


2,837


6.1%


18,600


17,783


4.6%

Passenger load factor

89.0%


88.9%


0.1 pts


86.6%


86.7%


(0.1) pts

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

84.0%


84.5%


(0.5) pts


87.2%


87.2%


— pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 3.5 percent increase in July traffic on a 6.3 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2013. This resulted in a 2.3 point decrease in load factor to 82.6 percent. Horizon also reported 86.9 percent of its flights arrived on-time in July, compared to the 89.4 percent reported in July 2013.

The following table shows Horizon's operational results for July and year-to-date 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:


July


Year-to-Date


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

692


649


6.6%


4,262


4,098


4.0%

RPMs (in millions)

209


202


3.5%


1,269


1,252


1.4%

ASMs (in millions)

253


238


6.3%


1,598


1,553


2.9%

Passenger load factor

82.6%


84.9%


(2.3) pts


79.4%


80.6%


(1.2) pts

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

86.9%


89.4%


(2.5) pts


88.6%


89.4%


(0.8) pts

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serve 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com . For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom 

SOURCE Alaska Air Group



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