Published On: Wed, Jun 3rd, 2015

Alaska Air Group Reports May 2015 Operational Results

Alaska.4330.GH.tifAlaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May 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 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 84.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those under capacity purchase agreements, including Horizon, SkyWest and PenAir.

ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE
Alaska reported a 10.3 percent increase in traffic on a 12.1 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. Load factor decreased 1.4 points to 84.8 percent. Alaska also reported 88.0 percent of its flights arrived on time in May, compared to 89.7 percent reported in May 2014.

HORIZON AIR
Horizon reported a 9.6 percent increase in traffic on a 9.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point increase in load factor to a May record of 80.5 percent. Horizon also reported 90.2 percent of its flights arrived on time in May, compared to the 93.0 percent reported in May 2014.

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 the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.