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Alaska Air Group Reports June 2013 Operational Results

SEATTLE — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June 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 an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on an 8.6 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in a 0.5 point decrease in load factor to 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported 87.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 88.4 percent reported in June 2012.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for June and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
 

 
June
Year-to-Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,793 1,672 7.2% 9.608 9,027 6.4%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,364 2,187 8.1% 12,901 11,868 8.7%
Available seat miles
ASM (in millions)
2,704 2,489 8.6% 14,946 13,705 9.1%
Passenger load factor 87.4% 87.9% (0.5) pts 86.3% 86.6% (0.3) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 87.4% 88.4% (1.0) pts 87.7% 87.5% 0.2 pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 4.1 percent increase in June traffic on a 1.6 percent decrease in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in a 4.6 point increase in load factor to a June record 83.8 percent. Horizon also reported 89.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 93.3 percent reported in June 2012.
 

The following table shows Horizon's operational results for June and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

 
June
Year-to-Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 614 583 5.3% 3,449 3,246 6.3%
RPMs (in millions) 189 181 4.1% 1,050 992 5.9%
ASMs (in millions) 225 229 (1.6)% 1,315 1,294 1.6%
Passenger load factor 83.8% 79.2% 4.6 pts 79.9% 76.7% 3.2 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 89.2% 93.3% (4.1) pts 89.4% 91.1% (1.7) pts
             

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.5 percent increase in traffic on a 7.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in flat year-over-year load factor of 87.1 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 June and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

 
June
Year-to-Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,457 2,309 6.4% 13,326 12,560 6.1%
RPMs (in millions) 2,596 2,414 7.5% 14,181 13,101 8.2%
ASMs (in millions) 2,980 2,771 7.5% 16,530 15,283 8.2%
Passenger load factor 87.1% 87.1% --- 85.8% 85.7% 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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