Alaska Air Group Reports January Operational Results

             Alaska Air Group Reports January Operational Results

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Feb. 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

Website: http://www.alaskaair.com
Contact: Media, Bobbie Egan, Media Relations Manager, +1-206-392-5134, or
Investors/analysts, Chris Berry, Managing Director of Investor Relations,
+1-206-392-5260