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Alaska Air Group Reports January Traffic

February 2, 2010

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon).

ALASKA AIRLINES

Alaska reported an increase in load factor to 77.7 percent in January 2010, compared to 71.7 percent in January 2009, on a 1.0 percent increase in available seat miles (ASMs) compared to the prior-year period. Alaska also reported that 85.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in January 2010, a 14.2-point increase compared to the 71.5 percent reported in January 2009. The following tables show the operational results for January 2010, compared to the prior-year periods:


                                           January
                                           -------
                                  2010      2009   Change
                                  ----      ----   ------
    Revenue passenger miles
     RPMs (000,000)              1,473     1,345    9.5%
    Available seat miles
     ASMs (000,000)              1,896     1,877    1.0%
    Passenger load factor         77.7%     71.7%   6.0pts
    Revenue passengers (000)     1,184     1,133    4.5%
    On-time arrivals as
     reported to U.S. DOT         85.7%     71.5%  14.2pts
     --------------------         ----      ----   -------

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported an increase in load factor to 68.8 percent in January 2010, compared to 63.1 percent in January 2009. Horizon reported that 86.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in January 2010, a 14.8-point increase compared to the 71.7 percent reported in January 2009. The following tables show the operational results for January 2010, compared to the prior-year periods:


                                       January
                                       -------
                               2010     2009    Change
                               ----     ----    ------
    RPMs (000,000)              185      167     10.4%
    ASMs (000,000)              268      265      1.2%
    Passenger load factor      68.8%    63.1%     5.7pts
    Revenue passengers (000)    523      501      4.3%
    On-time arrivals           86.5%    71.7%    14.8pts
    ----------------           ----     ----    -------

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 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 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Air Group, Inc.


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