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Alaska Air Group Reports June 2014 Operational Results

7/3/2014 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.

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 5.3 percent increase in traffic on a 5.5 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.9 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 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:

 
June
Year-to-Date
  2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,609 2,457 6.2% 14,002 13,326 5.1%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,733 2,596 5.3% 14,832 14,181 4.6%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,144 2,980 5.5% 17,341 16,530 4.9%
Passenger load factor 86.9% 87.1% (0.2) pts 85.5% 85.8% (0.3) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 4.7 percent increase in traffic on a 4.7 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a flat load factor of 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported 85.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 87.4 percent reported in June 2013.

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

 
June
Year-to-Date
  2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,887 1,793 5.2% 10,044 9,608 4.5%
RPMs (in millions) 2,475 2,364 4.7% 13,431 12,901 4.1%
ASMs (in millions) 2,831 2,704 4.7% 15,590 14,946 4.3%
Passenger load factor 87.4% 87.4% ---- pts 86.2% 86.3% (0.1) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 85.9% 87.4% (1.5) pts 87.8% 87.7% 0.1 pts
             

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 2.1 percent increase in June traffic on a 5.8 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2013. This resulted in a 2.9 point decrease in load factor to 81.1 percent. Horizon also reported 92.9 percent of its flights arrived on time in June, compared to the 89.2 percent reported in June 2013.

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

 
June
Year-to-Date
  2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 649 614 5.7% 3,570 3,449 3.5%
RPMs (in millions) 193 189 2.1% 1,061 1,050 1.0%
ASMs (in millions) 238 225 5.8% 1,345 1,315 2.3%
Passenger load factor 81.1% 84.0% (2.9) pts 78.9% 79.8% (0.9) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 92.9% 89.2% 3.7 pts 88.9% 89.4% (0.5) pts

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together 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 Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. 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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