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Alaska Air Group Reports October Operational Results

SEATTLE - Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October 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 3.8 percent increase in traffic on a 5.1 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2012. This resulted in a 1.0 point decrease in load factor to 84.2 percent. Alaska also reported 89.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in October, compared to the 86.8 percent reported in October 2012.
The following table shows Alaska's operational results for October and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:
 

 
October
Year-to-Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,563 1,469 6.4% 16,536 15,482 6.8%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,019 1,944 3.8% 21,883 20,296 7.8%
Available seat miles
ASM (in millions)
2,399 2,283 5.1% 25,372 23,407 8.4%
Passenger load factor 84.2% 85.2% (1.0) pt 86.3% 86.7% (0.4) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 89.7% 86.8% 2.9 pts 87.3% 87.9% (0.6) pts


HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 1.0 percent increase in traffic on a 1.2 percent decrease in capacity compared to October 2012. This resulted in a 1.7 point increase in load factor to an October record of 79.4 percent. Horizon also reported 89.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in October, compared to the 90.6 percent reported in October 2012.

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

 
October
Year-to-Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 589 573 2.9% 5,916 5,626 5.2%
RPMs (in millions) 178 177 1.0% 1,807 1,736 4.1%
ASMs (in millions) 225 227 (1.2)% 2,233 2,224 0.4%
Passenger load factor 79.4% 77.7% 1.7 pts 80.9% 78.0% 2.9 pts
On-time arrivals 89.4% 90.6% (1.2) pts 88.6% 91.7% (3.1) pts
             

 

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 3.3 percent increase in traffic on a 4.3 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2012. This resulted in a 0.9 point decrease in load factor to 83.7 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 October and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

 
October
Year-to-Date
  2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,198 2,093 5.0% 22,919 21,603 6.1%
RPMs (in millions) 2,236 2,164 3.3% 24,088 22,451 7.3%
ASMs (in millions) 2,670 2,559 4.3% 28,067 26,117 7.5%
Passenger load factor 83.7% 84.6% (0.9) pts 85.8% 86.0% (0.2) pts



     Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, nearly 100 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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