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Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, May 5, 2014 /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 4.3 percent increase in traffic on a 4.3 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2013. This resulted in a flat load factor of 86.8 percent. Alaska also reported 90.1 percent of its flights arrived on-time in April, compared to the 86.8 percent reported in April 2013.

The following table shows Alaska's operational results for April and year-to-date 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:


April


Year-to-Date


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

1,688


1,615


4.5%


6,425


6,149


4.5%

Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions)

2,262


2,168


4.3%


8,664


8,340


3.9%

Available seat miles ASM (in millions)

2,605


2,498


4.3%


10,100


9,701


4.1%

Passenger load factor

86.8%


86.8%


— pts


85.8%


86.0%


(0.2) pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

90.1%


86.8%


3.3 pts


87.8%


87.3%


0.5 pts

 

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported April traffic and capacity that was similar with April 2013, and the resulting load factor was consistent at 78.3 percent. Horizon also reported 93.3 percent of its flights arrived on-time in April, compared to the 89.3 percent reported in April 2013.

The following table shows Horizon's operational results for April and year-to-date 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:


April


Year-to-Date


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

577


561


2.9%


2,314


2,240


3.3%

RPMs (in millions)

170


170


—%


689


682


1.0%

ASMs (in millions)

217


217


—%


885


865


2.3%

Passenger load factor

78.3%


78.3%


— pts


77.8%


78.8%


(1.0) pts

On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT

93.3%


89.3%


4.0 pts


86.8%


89.1%


(2.3) pts

 

AIR GROUP
On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 4.9 percent increase in traffic on a 4.9 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2013. This resulted in a flat load factor of 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 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:


April


Year-to-Date


2014


2013


Change


2014


2013


Change

Revenue passengers (in thousands)

2,335


2,218


5.3%


8,984


8,563


4.9%

RPMs (in millions)

2,490


2,375


4.9%


9,568


9,171


4.3%

ASMs (in millions)

2,892


2,758


4.9%


11,245


10,741


4.7%

Passenger load factor

86.1%


86.1%


— pts


85.1%


85.4%


(0.3) pts

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. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Alaska Air Group Inc.