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Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports August 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported August operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines asks guests to help reduce inflight plastic waste through #FillBeforeYouFly
Airline kicks off initiative to plant trees when guests bring their own pre-filled water bottle SEATTLE , Sept. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced its #FillBeforeYouFly initiative to partner with guests and employees to continue reducing the use of single-use plastics
Toggle Summary Ready for kickoff: Alaska Airlines brings back Russell Wilson promotion just in time for football season
SEATTLE , Sept. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of the Sept. 8 home opener, Alaska Airlines is bringing back a popular promotion: guests wearing a Russell Wilson No. 3 jersey will be granted early boarding on all Seattle -departing flights for the duration of the football season.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines announces new service from San Luis Obispo
Daily nonstop flights will connect Southern California and the Pacific Northwest to San Luis Obispo SEATTLE , Sept. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today it will launch daily nonstop service between San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and San Diego International Airport on
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to webcast presentation at the Cowen Securities 12th Annual Global Transportation Conference
SEATTLE , Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. , the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen , Alaska's executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at Cowen's Securities 12th Annual
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines expands West Coast service between Pacific Northwest and California
Eight new routes added with daily, nonstop jet service aimed at leisure and business travel SEATTLE , Aug. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines reaffirms its commitment to the West Coast with new, nonstop service from the Pacific Northwest and the state of Alaska in the north, and from San
Toggle Summary 5,200 Alaska Airlines employees ratify new five-year agreements
SEATTLE , Aug. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 5,200 Alaska Airlines employees represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted to ratify two new five-year agreements. The two agreements cover the nearly 4,500 clerical, office and passenger service employees and more
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines announces new service between Paine Field and Spokane
Nonstop route will connect Eastern Washington and Everett with daily roundtrip flight SEATTLE , Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today it will launch daily nonstop service between Spokane International Airport and Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett on Nov. 4 .
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports July 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , Aug. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported July operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Microsoft executive Kathleen Hogan brings technology and people experience to Alaska Airlines
SEATTLE , Aug. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced today the appointment of Kathleen Hogan to the company's board of directors. Hogan is the chief people officer and executive vice president of human resources at Microsoft . At Microsoft , Hogan focuses on making the technology
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group declares quarterly dividend
SEATTLE , Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 35 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 5, 2019 , to all shareholders of record as of Aug. 20, 2019 . Dividends are financed from operating cash flow
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines Foundation grants $260,000 to two dozen nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii
ANCHORAGE, Alaska , Aug. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska , Washington and Hawaii . "Our goal has always been to be a committed partner in the communities – we know we're here because of you," said Diana Birkett Rakow , chair of
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports second quarter 2019 results
SEATTLE , July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported net income for the second quarter of 2019 under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $262 million , or $2.11 per diluted share, compared to net income of $193 million , or $1.56 per diluted share in the second
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and aircraft technicians ratify final Transition Agreement in Virgin America merger
SEATTLE , July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' 900 Airbus and Boeing aircraft technicians, who are represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have ratified a Transition Agreement and an Integrated Seniority List.   This ratification vote will combine the Boeing
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports June 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported June and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Port of Seattle celebrate grand opening of the first phase of the new North Satellite
Eight new gates, a new flagship Alaska Airlines Lounge represent a major milestone for Sea-Tac Airport and one of the region's fastest-growing companies SEATTLE , July 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle celebrated a milestone of growth and passenger experience
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines adds more "sun" with expanded wintertime flying to leisure destinations
Increased service to popular vacation spots from greater Seattle and Portland SEATTLE , July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Northwest is filled with long, sunny days right now. But it's time to start planning sun-splashed getaways for when the darker days of winter return.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce second quarter 2019 financial results
SEATTLE , July 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. , will announce its second quarter 2019 financial results on Thursday, July 25, 2019 . A conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 1:30 p.m.
Toggle Summary Award redemptions now available through Aer Lingus, giving Alaska Mileage Plan members more travel options to Europe
Aer Lingus becomes Alaska Airlines' 16th Global Partner to offer award flights, making it easier to reach more than 900 destinations worldwide SEATTLE , June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members have more ways to experience the sights and sounds of Europe with award
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines gets 'animated' with themed aircraft featuring artwork from Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4
SEATTLE , June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 on June 21 , Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition aircraft today. The Toy Story 4 -themed aircraft, Alaska's second livery to feature Pixar's characters, is decked out with toys
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports May 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported May operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Airline industry veteran Nathaniel Pieper to join Alaska Airlines
Pieper will serve as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances SEATTLE , June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced that Nathaniel Pieper will join the company Aug. 1 as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines promotes Andy Schneider to senior vice president of people; Horizon Air promotes Matt Prainito to vice president of station and inflight operations
SEATTLE , June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air continue to grow, two talented executives with broad and deep experience at Alaska Air Group have been promoted to key roles to continue building a company culture that puts people, both our guests and our employees, first.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines adds a top requested destination from Paine Field
SEATTLE , June 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the place Alaska Airlines' guests said they want to fly to the most from Everett : Palm Springs. So Alaska is making it happen. The Alaska Airlines Blog has all the details, including the flight times, when the service begins and a quick check of
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines captures number one ranking for 12th consecutive year among Traditional Carriers in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study
Flyers rate Alaska highest in nearly all key categories, including cost & fees and flight crew SEATTLE , May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 12 th year in a row, Alaska Airlines is recognized as the highest ranked airline in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers in the J.D.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Cargo brings the season's first wild Copper River salmon to Seattle
SEATTLE , May 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- About 18,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6:30 a.m. Today officially marks the start of the salmon season that is anticipated by seafood
Toggle Summary EL AL Israel Airlines & Alaska Airlines celebrate expanded global partnership
With the inaugural EL AL flight between Tel Aviv and San Francisco, EL AL and Alaska Airlines signed an expanded global partnership allowing their members to more easily connect and earn miles TEL AVIV , Israel and SEATTLE , May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports April 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported April operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group declares quarterly dividend
SEATTLE , May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has declared a quarterly cash dividend of 35 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on June 6, 2019 , to all shareholders of record as of May 21, 2019 . Dividends are financed from operating cash flow and cash on
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines Named the Official Airline of Seattle Pride
Alaska Employees to Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and 45th Anniversary of Seattle Pride SEATTLE , April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Pride today announced Alaska Airlines as the official airline of Washington's largest LGBTQ parade. Hundreds of Alaska employees will help lead the
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports First Quarter 2019 results
SEATTLE , April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported net income under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $4 million , or $0.03 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2019 and 2018. Reported net income for the first quarter of 2019, excluding special items such
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports March 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported March and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce first quarter 2019 financial results
SEATTLE , April 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. , the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will announce its first quarter 2019 financial results on Thursday, April 25, 2019 . A conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time / 1:30 p.m.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports February 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported February operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service between Seattle and Columbus
The only nonstop flight connecting the Pacific Northwest to Ohio's capital city SEATTLE , March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The connection between two dynamic regions – Western Washington and Central Ohio – just got easier. Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service today between Seattle-Tacoma
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines launches new travel era with commercial flights at Paine Field
Jet service offers 18 daily nonstop departures from Everett to eight West Coast destinations SEATTLE , March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines celebrated a historic, long-awaited moment for Western Washington today with the first commercial flights at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to webcast presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference
SEATTLE , Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen , Alaska's executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer at J.P.
Toggle Summary Now arriving: Alaska Airlines' new cabin experience
Inspired by the needs of the modern traveler, thoughtful amenities give guests an elevated flying experience SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this month, guests flying on Alaska Airlines will experience a comfortable and modern new cabin, as the West Coast airline shifts into
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines deepens Bay Area commitment with plans for new San Francisco International Airport lounge
The airline is upgrading and expanding its lounge portfolio to better serve guests SEATTLE , Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today unveiled plans to build a new 8,500-square-foot top floor lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines confirms John Ladner to vice president; Horizon Air promotes Brooke Vatheuer to senior vice president
SEATTLE , Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air continue to grow, two talented executives, who have become strong leaders during their lengthy tenure at Alaska Air Group , have been promoted to key roles leading large teams in crucial customer-facing operational areas.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to El Paso from Seattle and San Diego
West Texas city becomes airline's 90th nonstop destination from Sea-Tac Airport SEATTLE , Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched daily nonstop service today between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and El Paso International Airport, along with daily nonstop service between El
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports January 2019 operational results
SEATTLE , Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --   Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.and third-party
Toggle Summary Marvel Studios' first female-lead Super Hero Captain Marvel takes to the skies with Alaska Airlines
SEATTLE , Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel on March 8 , International Women's Day, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring Marvel Studios' first female Super Hero lead.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees receive nearly 3.5 weeks extra pay in bonuses
SEATTLE , Jan. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving $120 million in incentive bonuses today. For most employees, this equates to more than 6.5 percent of their annual pay in 2018.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports Fourth Quarter 2018 and full-year results; raises dividend 9%
SEATTLE , Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dividend Increase: Announced today a 9% increase in the quarterly dividend, from $0.32 per share to $0.35 per share. This is the sixth time the company has raised the dividend since initiating the quarterly dividend in July 2013 , with a cumulative increase
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines names three vice presidents
Positions will oversee maintenance and engineering; inflight; and labor relations SEATTLE , Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected three new company officers: Constance von Muehlen , senior vice president of maintenance and engineering; Ron Calvin , vice
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports December 2018 and full-year operational results
SEATTLE , Jan. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported December and full-year operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce fourth quarter financial results
SEATTLE , Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. , the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial results after the market closes at 4 p.m. Eastern time/ 1 p.m. Pacific time , Thursday, Jan.