Alaska Air Group sees increases in February air travel

6 March 2014

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

Alaska reported a 4.2 percent increase in traffic on a 4.2 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2013. This resulted in a flat load factor of 85.1 percent. Alaska also reported 85.4 percent of its flights arrived on-time in February, compared to the 90.6 percent reported in February 2013.

Horizon reported a 0.6 percent increase in traffic on a 2.5 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2013. This resulted in a decrease in load factor of 1.2 points, to 78.8 percent. Horizon also reported 82.2 percent of its flights arrived on-time in February, compared to the 92.4 percent reported in February 2013.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 4.3 percent increase in traffic on a 4.6 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2013. This resulted in a decrease in load factor of 0.2 points, to 84.6 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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