Alaska Air Group reports increases in January operations

6 February 2014

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) said it has reported January operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis.

Alaska reported a 3.1 percent increase in traffic on a 3.3 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2013. This resulted in a 0.1 point decrease in load factor to 83.3 percent. Alaska also reported a record 87.8 percent of its flights arrived on-time in January, compared to the 86.7 percent reported in January 2013.

Horizon reported a 2.4 percent increase in traffic on a 3.6 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2013. This resulted in a decrease in load factor of 1.0 point, to 74.6 percent. Horizon also reported a record 86.8 percent of its flights arrived on-time in January, compared to the 85.1 percent reported in January 2013.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 3.4 percent increase in traffic on a 3.9 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2013. This resulted in a decrease in load factor of 0.3 points, to 82.4 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Its website is at www.alaskaair.com.

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