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Alaska Air Group reports September operational results

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

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

AIR GROUP

On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.0 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.6 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 September and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

September Year-to-Date
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 2,573 2,350 9.5% 23,956 21,996 8.9%
Revenue passenger miles RPM (in millions) 2,633 2,393 10.0% 25,052 23,078 8.6%
Available seat miles ASM (in millions) 3,225 2,923 10.3% 29,574 26,922 9.9%
Passenger load factor 81.6% 81.9% (0.3) pts 84.7% 85.7% (1.0) pts

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE

Alaska reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 10.2 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.8 percent of its flights arrived on time in September, compared to the 87.0 percent reported in September 2014.

The following table shows Alaska’s operational results for September and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

September Year-to-Date
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 1,813 1,650 9.9% 17,193 15,796 8.8%
RPMs (in millions) 2,357 2,146 9.8% 22,633 20,871 8.4%
ASMs (in millions) 2,880 2,614 10.2% 26,609 24,197 10.0%
Passenger load factor 81.8% 82.1% (0.3) pts 85.1% 86.3% (1.2) pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 88.8% 87.0% 1.8 pts 86.4% 86.7% (0.3) pts

HORIZON AIR

Horizon reported a 2.7 percent increase in September traffic on a 1.7 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.8 point increase in load factor to 79.4 percent. Horizon also reported 84.1 percent of its flights arrived on time in September, compared to the 88.9 percent reported in September 2014.
The following table shows Horizon’s operational results for September and year-to-date 2015, compared to the prior-year periods:

September Year-to-Date
2015 2014 Change 2015 2014 Change
Revenue passengers (in thousands) 659 625 5.4% 5,972 5,573 7.2%
RPMs (in millions) 189 184 2.7% 1,755 1,662 5.6%
ASMs (in millions) 238 234 1.7% 2,183 2,086 4.7%
Passenger load factor 79.4% 78.6% 0.8 pts 80.4% 79.7% 0.7 pts
On-time arrivals as reported to U.S. DOT 84.1% 88.9% (4.8) pts 84.8% 88.6% (3.8) pts