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ALASKA AIR GROUP REPORTS JUNE TRAFFIC RESULTS

 SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK; PSE) reported today June passenger traffic volumes for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
 ALASKA AIRLINES
 Alaska Airlines' June traffic decreased 11 percent to 502.0 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) from the 562.1 million flown a year earlier. The passenger load factor (the percentage of available seats occupied by fare paying passengers) for the month was 57.6 percent, compared to the 61.9 percent last year.
 Capacity was 871.9 million available seat miles (ASMs), 4 percent lower than last year's 908.8 million. The airline carried 569,200 passengers this year compared to 635,300 in June 1992.
 For the six months ended June 1993, RPMs totaled 2.293 billion, a 14 percent decrease from the 2.668 billion recorded a year earlier. The passenger load factor was 54.2 percent, down from the 55.6 percent for the prior year.
 Capacity for the six months ended June 1993 decreased 12 percent to 4.233 billion, down from 4.795 billion in 1992. The airline carried 2,641,000 passengers, compared to 2,986,000 in 1992.
 HORIZON AIR
 Horizon Air's June traffic increased 5 percent to 49.3 million RPMs from the 46.8 million flown a year earlier. The passenger load factor for the month was 57.0 percent, compared to 60.5 percent recorded last year.
 The airline carried 244,488 passengers in June, a 7 percent increase from the 229,314 carried in June 1992. Capacity was 86.4 million ASMs, 12 percent higher than last year's 77.3 million.
 For the six months ended June 1993, RPMs totaled 243.2 million, a 11 percent increase from the 219.1 million recorded a year earlier. The passenger load factor was 53.0 percent, compared to 50.2 percent for 1992.
 Capacity (ASMs) for the six months ended June 1993 increased 5 percent to 459.2 million, up from 436.5 million flown in 1992. The airline carried 1,192,786 passengers, up 11 percent from the 1,073,477 in 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Lou Cancelmi of Alaska Airlines, 206-433-3170; or Bill Ayer of Horizon Air, 206-241-6757/
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