Alaska Air Group shows increases in March results

4 April 2014

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

Alaska Airlines reported a 4.0 percent increase in traffic on a 4.6 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2013. This resulted in a 0.6 point decrease in load factor to 87.7 percent. Alaska also reported a record 88.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in March, compared to the 85.5 percent reported in March 2013.

Horizon Air reported a 1.6 percent increase in March traffic on a 2.6 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2013. This resulted in a 1.0 point decrease in load factor to 79.9 percent. Horizon also reported 85.4 percent of its flights arrived on time in March, compared to the 90.0 percent reported in March 2013.

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 4.7 percent increase in traffic on a 5.4 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2013. This resulted in a 0.6 point decrease in load factor to 87.1 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 (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com.

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