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ALASKA AIRLINES, HORIZON AIR REPORT JULY TRAFFIC RESULTS

 ALASKA AIRLINES, HORIZON AIR REPORT JULY TRAFFIC RESULTS
 SEATTLE, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air:
 ALASKA REPORTS JULY TRAFFIC RESULTS
 Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK, PSE), reported today that its July traffic increased 19 percent to 634.1 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) from the 534.2 million flown a year earlier. The passenger load factor (the percentage of available seats occupied by fare-paying passengers) for the month was 66.9 percent, up from 62.2 percent in July 1991.
 Capacity during July was 947.3 million available seat miles (ASMs), 10-percent higher than last year's 859.4 million. The airline carried 710,700 passengers in July compared to 615,600 in July 1991.
 For the seven months ended July 1992, revenue passenger miles totaled 3.302 billion, a 15-percent increase from the 2.874 billion recorded a year earlier. The passenger load factor for the seven months ended July 1992 was 57.5 percent, compared to 57.4 percent for the prior year.
 Capacity for the seven months ended July 1992 increased 15 percent to 5.742 billion, up from 5.004 billion in 1991. The airline carried 3,696,000 passengers, compared to 3,411,000 in 1991.
 HORIZON AIR'S JULY TRAFFIC UP 34 PERCENT
 Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK, PSE), reported today that its July traffic increased 34 percent to 51 million revenue passenger miles (RPMs) from the 38 million flown a year earlier. The passenger load factor (the percentage of available seats occupied by fare paying passengers) for the month was 62.0 percent, up from 54.4 percent recorded in July 1991.
 The airline carried a record 246,466 passengers in July, a 29-percent increase from the 190,612 carried in July 1991. Capacity during July was 82.2 million available seat miles (ASMs), 18 percent higher than last year's 69.8 million.
 For the seven months ended July 31, 1992, revenue passenger miles totaled 270.1 million, a 23-percent increase from the 219.7 million recorded a year earlier. The passenger load factor for the seven months ended July 31, 1992, was 52.1 percent, compared to 49.6 percent for 1991.
 Capacity (ASMs) for the seven months ended July 31, 1992, increased 17 percent to 518.7 million, up from 443.3 million flown in 1991. The airline carried 1,319,943 passengers through July 1992, up 20 percent from the 1,103,907 in 1991.
 Horizon serves 35 cities in five states and Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Bill Ehrlich, 206-431-7424, or Lou Cancelmi,


206-433-3170, both of Alaska Airlines; or Bill Ayer of Horizon Air, 206-241-6757/
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