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Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results

May 3, 2013

SEATTLE , May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April 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 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 0.6-point decrease in load factor to 86.8 percent. Alaska also reported 86.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, compared to the 90.6 percent reported in April 2012.

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

                           April                               Year-to-Date
                           -----                               ------------

                     2013        2012        Change      2013             2012        Change
                     ----        ----        ------      ----             ----        ------

    Revenue
     passengers (in
     thousands)     1,615             1,514               6.6%                  6,149              5,789           6.2%

    Revenue
     passenger
     miles RPM (in
     millions)      2,168             1,986               9.2%                  8,340              7,623           9.4%

    Available seat
     miles ASM (in
     millions)      2,498             2,272               9.9%                  9,701              8,847           9.7%

    Passenger load
     factor          86.8%             87.4%        (0.6) pts             86.0%              86.2%       (0.2) pts

    On-time
     arrivals as
     reported to
     U.S. DOT        86.8%             90.6%        (3.8) pts             87.3%              86.1%        1.2  pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 5.5 percent increase in April traffic on a 2.1 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 2.5-point increase in load factor to an April record of 78.6 percent. Horizon also reported 89.3 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, compared to the 94.0 percent reported in April 2012.

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

                          April                              Year-to-Date
                          -----                              ------------

                    2013        2012       Change      2013             2012        Change
                    ----        ----       ------      ----             ----        ------

    Revenue
     passengers (in
     thousands)      561              532               5.5%                  2,240              2,114           6.0%

    RPMs (in
     millions)       170              162               5.5%                    682                644           5.9%

    ASMs (in
     millions)       217              212               2.1%                    865                846           2.3%

    Passenger load
     factor         78.6%            76.1%         2.5  pts             78.8%              76.1%        2.7  pts

    On-time
     arrivals as
     reported to
     U.S. DOT       89.3%            94.0%        (4.7) pts             89.1%              89.6%       (0.5) pts

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 8.5 percent increase in traffic on an 8.9 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 0.3-point decrease in load factor to 86.1 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 April and year-to-date 2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

                           April                           Year-to-Date
                           -----                           ------------

                     2013        2012        Change  2013           2012         Change
                     ----        ----        ------  ----           ----         ------

    Revenue
     passengers (in
     thousands)     2,218             2,094           5.9%                 8,563              8,089         5.9%

    RPMs (in
     millions)      2,375             2,189           8.5%                 9,171              8,421         8.9%

    ASMs (in
     millions)      2,758             2,533           8.9%                10,741              9,877         8.7%

    Passenger load   86.1%             86.4%         (0.3)
     factor                                         pts             85.4%               85.3%       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. 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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