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Alaska Air Group Reports June Traffic

SEATTLE - Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) on July 2, reported June operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon).

ALASKA AIRLINES

Alaska reported an 11.5 percent increase in traffic on a 6.4 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 3.9-point increase in load factor to 84.6 percent. Alaska also reported that
88.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2010, a 4.4-point increase compared to the
84.5 percent reported in June 2009.

The following table shows the operational results for June 2010 and for the first six months of 2010, compared to the prior-year periods:

2010

June2009



Change

2010

Year-to-Date2009

Change

Revenue passenger miles RPMs (in millions) 1,832


1,644 11.5%

9,544

8,792

8.6%

Available seat miles
ASMs (in millions)

2,167



2,036



6.4%



11,653



11,372



2.5%

Passenger load factor 84.6%

80.7%

3.9pts

81.9%

77.3%

4.6pts

Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,501

1,404

6.9%

7,811

7,556

3.4%

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 88.9%

84.5%

4.4pts

88.5%

78.9%

9.6pts


HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 0.9 percent increase in traffic on a 1.2 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 0.3-point decrease in load factor to 79.1 percent. Horizon also reported that 87.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in June 2010, a 1.1-point decrease compared to the 88.6 percent reported in June 2009.

The following table shows the operational results for June 2010 and for the first six months of 2010, compared to the prior-year periods:

2010

June2009



Change

2010

Year-to-Date2009

Change

RPMs (in millions) 228

226

0.9%

1,189

1,133

4.9%

ASMs (in millions)

288



284



1.2%



1,626



1,615



0.7%

Passenger load factor 79.1%

79.4%

(0.3)pts

73.1%

70.2%

2.9pts

Revenue passengers (in thousands) 613

608

0.8%

3,289

3,240

1.5%

On-time arrivals 87.5

88.6%

(1.1)pts

89.4%

85.0%

4.4pts


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 alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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