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Alaska Air Group Reports July 2013 Operational Results

SEATTLE — 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.

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