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Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results

              Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, 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    1,615    1,514    6.6    %   6,149    5,789    6.2    %
(in thousands)
Revenue passenger
miles RPM (in         2,168    1,986    9.2    %   8,340    7,623    9.4    %
millions)
Available seat miles  2,498    2,272    9.9    %   9,701    8,847    9.7    %
ASM (in millions)
Passenger load factor 86.8  %  87.4  %  (0.6)pts  86.0  %  86.2  %  (0.2) pts
On-time arrivals as   86.8  %  90.6  %  (3.8)pts  87.3  %  86.1  %  1.2pts
reported to U.S. DOT

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 561     532     5.5    %   2,240    2,114    6.0    %
thousands)
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 %  2.5pts  78.8  %  76.1  %  2.7pts
On-time arrivals as    89.3 %  94.0 %  (4.7)pts  89.1  %  89.6  %  (0.5) pts
reported to U.S. DOT

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   2,218    2,094    5.9     %    8,563     8,089    5.9   %
(in thousands)
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) pts  85.4   %  85.3  %  0.1 pts
factor

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

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