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Alaska Air Group Reports January Operational Results

February 5, 2013

SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results for its mainline and consolidated operations. Detailed information is provided below.

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE

Alaska reported an 11.8 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2012. This resulted in a 0.2-point decrease in load factor to 83.4 percent. Alaska also reported a record 86.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in January, compared to the 79.0 percent reported in January 2012, when a snow and ice storm in the Pacific Northwest decreased on-time performance. The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for January 2013 compared to the prior-year periods:

                                        January
                                        -------
                                  2013         2012        Change
                                  ----         ----        ------
    Revenue passengers (in
     thousands)                  1,478              1,354               9.2%
    Revenue passenger miles      2,031              1,816              11.8%
        RPM (in millions)
    Available seat miles         2,435              2,171              12.2%
        ASM (in millions)
    Passenger load factor         83.4%              83.6%        (0.2) pts
    On-time arrivals as reported  86.7%              79.0%        7.7 pts
        to U.S. DOT

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.5 percent increase in traffic on an 11.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2012. This resulted in a 0.1-point increase in load factor to a January record of 82.7 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 January 2013 compared to the prior-year periods:

                                  January
                                  -------
                            2013         2012        Change
                            ----         ----        ------
    Revenue passengers (in
     thousands)            2,072              1,899             9.1%
    RPMs (in millions)     2,236              2,005            11.5%
    ASMs (in millions)     2,702              2,426            11.4%
    Passenger load factor   82.7%              82.6%        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 Study(SM) for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Air Group


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