Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results

              Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2013

SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today
reported July 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 9.2 percent increase in
capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in a 0.1 point increase in load
factor to a July record of 88.9 percent. Alaska also reported 84.5 percent of
its flights arrived on time in July, compared to the 88.6 percent reported in
July 2012.

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

                    July                         Year-to-Date
                    2013     2012     Change     2013      2012      Change
Revenue passengers  1,924    1,769    8.8    %   11,532    10,796    6.8    %
(in thousands)
Revenue passenger
miles RPM (in       2,521    2,308    9.2    %   15,422    14,176    8.8    %
millions)
Available seat
miles ASM (in       2,837    2,598    9.2    %   17,783    16,303    9.1    %
millions)
Passenger load      88.9  %  88.8  %  0.1 pts    86.7   %  87.0   %  (0.3) pts
factor
On-time arrivals as
reported to U.S.    84.5  %  88.6  %  (4.1) pts  87.2   %  87.6   %  (0.4) pts
DOT

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 1.9 percent increase in July traffic on a 1.2 percent
decrease in capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in a 2.5 point
increase in load factor to a July record 84.7 percent. Horizon also reported
89.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in July, compared to the 92.0
percent reported in July 2012.

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

                        July                       Year-to-Date
                        2013    2012    Change     2013     2012     Change
Revenue passengers (in  649     624     3.9    %   4,098    3,870    5.9    %
thousands)
RPMs (in millions)      202     198     1.9    %   1,252    1,190    5.2    %
ASMs (in millions)      238     241     (1.2)  %   1,553    1,535    1.2    %
Passenger load factor   84.7 %  82.2 %  2.5 pts    80.6  %  77.6  %  3.0 pts
On-time arrivals as     89.4 %  92.0 %  (2.6) pts  89.4  %  91.2  %  (1.8) pts
reported to U.S. DOT

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 8.4 percent increase in traffic on
an 8.0 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in
0.3 point increase in load factor to a July record of 88.6 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 July and year-to-date
2013, compared to the prior-year periods:

                        July                       Year-to-Date
                        2013     2012     Change   2013      2012      Change
Revenue passengers (in  2,624    2,447    7.2   %  15,950    15,007    6.3   %
thousands)
RPMs (in millions)      2,767    2,553    8.4   %  16,947    15,654    8.3   %
ASMs (in millions)      3,124    2,892    8.0   %  19,654    18,175    8.1   %
Passenger load factor   88.6  %  88.3  %  0.3 pts  86.2   %  86.1   %  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 six
consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. 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
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