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Alaska Air Group Reports December Operational Results


1/4/2011 2:33:29 PM

SEATTLE — Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) today reported December operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon).

ALASKA AIRLINES

Alaska reported a 13.3 percent increase in traffic on a 10.7 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.0-point increase in load factor to 85.6 percent. Alaska also reported that 80.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2010, a 3.1-point decrease compared to the 84.0 percent reported in December 2009.

The following table shows the operational results for December 2010 and for the full year 2010, compared to the prior-year periods:

2010

December

2009

 

Change

2010

Year-to-Date

2009

Change

Revenue passenger miles RPMs (in millions)

1,827


1,612

13.3%

20,350

18,362

10.8%

Available seat miles
ASMs (in millions)

 

2,135

 

1,928

 

10.7%

 

24,434

 

23,144

 

5.6%

Passenger load factor

85.6%

83.6%

2.0pts

83.3%

79.3%

4.0pts

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,440

1,318

9.2%

16,514

15,561

6.1%

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

80.9%

84.0%

(3.1)pts

87.5%

82.9%

4.6pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 2.4 percent decline in traffic on a 5.8 percent decline in capacity compared to December 2009, resulting in a 2.7-point increase in load factor to 78.6 percent. Horizon also reported that 67.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in December 2010, a 13.1-point decrease compared to the 80.7 percent reported in December 2009.

The following table shows the operational results for December 2010 and for the full year 2010, compared to the prior-year periods:

2010

December

2009

 

Change

2010

Year-to-Date

2009

Change

RPMs (in millions)

206

211

(2.4)%

2,450

2,408

1.7%

ASMs (in millions)

 

262

 

278

 

(5.8)%

 

3,235

 

3,292

 

(1.7)%

Passenger load factor

78.6%

75.9%

2.7pts

75.7%

73.1%

2.6pts

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

594

594

-

6,820

6,759

0.9%

On-time arrivals

67.6%

80.7%

(13.1)pts

84.1%

86.1%

(2.0)pts


Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom .





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