Alaska Air Group Reports February Operational Results

            Alaska Air Group Reports February Operational Results

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, March 4, 2013

SEATTLE, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today
reported February 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 6.2 percent increase in traffic on a 5.4 percent increase in
capacity compared with February 2012. This resulted in a 0.6-point increase in
load factor to a February record of 85.1 percent. Alaska also reported a
record 90.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in February, compared with
the 89.5 percent reported in February 2012.

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

                                  February               Year-to-Date
                                  2013   2012   Change   2013   2012   Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,376  1,341  2.6%     2,854  2,695  5.9%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in   1,870  1,761  6.2%     3,902  3,577  9.1%
millions)
Available seat miles ASM (in      2,198  2,085  5.4%     4,632  4,256  8.8%
millions)
Passenger load factor             85.1%  84.5%  0.6 pts  84.2%  84.0%  0.2 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to   90.6%  89.5%  1.1 pts  88.6%  84.1%  4.5 pts
U.S. DOT

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 3.2 percent increase in February traffic on a 1.5 percent
decrease in capacity compared with February 2012. This resulted in a 3.5-point
increase in load factor to a February record of 80.0 percent. Horizon also
reported a record 92.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in February,
compared with the 92.1 percent reported in February 2012.

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

                                  February               Year-to-Date
                                  2013   2012   Change   2013   2012   Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 528    512    3.1%     1,078  1,012  6.5%
RPMs (in millions)                161    156    3.2%     327    309    5.8%
ASMs (in millions)                201    204    (1.5)%   421    413    1.9%
Passenger load factor             80.0%  76.5%  3.5 pts  77.7%  74.8%  2.9 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to   92.4%  92.1%  0.3 pts  88.5%  88.2%  0.3 pts
U.S. DOT

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.0 percent increase in traffic on a
4.8 percent increase in capacity compared with February 2012. This resulted in
a 1.1-point increase in load factor to a February record of 84.8 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 February and
year-to-date 2013, compared with the prior-year periods:

                                  February               Year-to-Date
                                  2013   2012   Change   2013   2012   Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,947  1,895  2.7%     4,019  3,794  5.9%
RPMs (in millions)                2,068  1,951  6.0%     4,304  3,956  8.8%
ASMs (in millions)                2,441  2,330  4.8%     5,143  4,756  8.1%
Passenger load factor             84.8%  83.7%  1.1 pts  83.7%  83.2%  0.5 pts

AlaskaAirlines, 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
Investor/analyst, Chris Berry, Managing Director of Investor Relations,
+1-206-392-5260
 
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