Alaska Air Group reports operational results

SEATTLE, WA - Alaska Air Group Inc today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Alaska Air Group reports operational results

SEATTLE, WA – Alaska Air Group Inc today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.4 percent increase in traffic on an 8.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2013. Load factor increased 0.6 points to 82.3 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 November and year-to-date 2014, compared to the prior-year periods:

November Year-to-Date
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,335 2,145 8.9% 26,719 25,064 6.6%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,475 2,263 9.4% 28,011 26,352 6.3%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,009 2,769 8.7% 32,894 30,837 6.7%
Passenger load factor 82.3% 81.7% 0.6 pts 85.2% 85.5% (0.3) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 9.0 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2013. Load factor increased 0.6 points to 82.8 percent. Alaska also reported 84.6 percent of its flights arrived on-time in November, compared to 87.7 percent reported in November 2013.

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

November Year-to-Date
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,675 1,529 9.5% 19,142 18,065 6.0%
RPMs (in millions) 2,246 2,046 9.8% 25,325 23,929 5.8%
ASMs (in millions) 2,713 2,490 9.0% 29,556 27,862 6.1%
Passenger load factor 82.8% 82.2% 0.6 pts 85.7% 85.9% (0.2) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 84.6% 87.7% (3.1) pts 86.6% 87.2% (0.6) pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported flat November traffic on a 1.4 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2013. Load factor decreased 1.1 points to 76.1 percent. Horizon also reported 87.9 percent of its flights arrived on-time in November, compared to the 90.6 percent reported in November 2013.

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

November Year-to-Date
2014 2013 Change 2014 2013 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 589 562 4.8% 6,803 6,478 5.0%
RPMs (in millions) 169 169 —% 2,018 1,977 2.1%
ASMs (in millions) 222 219 1.4% 2,546 2,452 3.8%
Passenger load factor 76.1% 77.2% (1.1) pts 79.3% 80.6% (1.3) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 87.9% 90.6% (2.7) pts 88.6% 88.7% (0.1) pts

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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