2017 News releases

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    Q1 2018 Alaska Air Group, Inc. Earnings Conference Call
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Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines further modernizes fleet with 13 new leased 737-9 MAX aircraft
SEATTLE , Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced a transaction today that continues the optimization of its mainline fleet. As part of the agreement, Alaska will sell 10 Airbus A320s to Air Lease Corporation, and subsequently lease 13 new Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft from them.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines' elite flyers will earn added benefits on American Airlines in 2021
SEATTLE , Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting this spring, Alaska Airlines and American Airlines will make it a more hassle-free, rewarding experience for elite guests from one airline to travel on the other, with new benefits that will roll out during 2021.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines promotes two experienced leaders to vice president positions
SEATTLE , Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With a continuing focus on strategic growth during a period of recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected two highly experienced leaders to new roles as vice presidents: Sandy Stelling becomes vice president of
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group Announces Leadership Succession Plan
Ben Minicucci to become CEO on March 31, 2021; Brad Tilden to continue as Board Chair SEATTLE , Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group's board of directors announced today that Brad Tilden will retire as chief executive officer on March 31, 2021 , and Ben Minicucci , president of Alaska
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports third quarter 2020 results along with COVID-19 updates
Alaska Airlines extends blocked middle seats through Jan. 6, 2021 SEATTLE , Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --     Financial Results: Reported net loss for the third quarter of 2020 under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $431 million , or $3.49 per diluted share, compared to net income
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Microsoft sign partnership to reduce carbon emissions with flights powered by sustainable aviation fuel in key routes
Sustainable aviation fuel supplied by industry leader SkyNRG signals new approach for business travel SEATTLE and REDMOND, Wash. , Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond , Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly
Toggle Summary Former energy executive Jessie J. Knight, Jr. returns to Alaska Air Group board of directors
SEATTLE , Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced today the appointment of Jessie J. Knight, Jr. to the company's board of directors, effective immediately. He previously served on the board from 2002 to 2017. Knight will also join the boards of directors of the company's airline
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines partners with Surfline to bring back 'Swell Deals'
Data-driven fare sale, powered by ocean waves, expands discounts to Hawaii, California ahead of holiday travel SEATTLE , Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- After the popularity of its first "Swell Deals" fare sale in 2019, Alaska Airlines' data-driven deals are back, giving surfers everywhere one more
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines launches Embraer 175 jet service in the state of Alaska
Service introduced on Alaska Day SEATTLE , Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Oct. 18 , Alaska Airlines will add jet service on the Embraer 175 aircraft in the state of Alaska . The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air , will serve select markets in Alaska .
Toggle Summary Horizon Air names aviator with 30+ years experience as new VP of Flight Operations
SEATTLE , Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air's board of directors has elected Captain Carlos Zendejas to be the company's new vice president of flight operations. Zendejas will oversee Horizon's 700 pilots and its flight operations support team A seasoned aviation leader, Zendejas has been
Toggle Summary Turn your Alaska Airlines wallet credit into miles
For a limited time, Mileage Plan members can convert $100 into 10,000 miles SEATTLE , Oct. 9 . 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is offering a new incentive to its Mileage Plan members who have wallet balances. Members will be able to convert their wallet credit into miles for future travel – a
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce financial results
Alaska Air Group to announce its 2020 third quarter financial results on October 22 SEATTLE , Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. , the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will announce its 2020 third quarter financial results on Thursday,
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines to offer rapid COVID-19 testing for Hawaii-bound guests
West Coast pop-up clinics planned in partnership with Carbon Health to support safe return of travel to the islands SEATTLE , Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To help guests prepare for Hawaii's pre-travel testing program, Alaska Airlines will partner with Carbon Health to offer rapid COVID-19
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $430,000 in grants to inspire young people
2020 marks the largest grant cycle in the nonprofit's 20-year history SEATTLE , Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $430,000 in LIFT grants to 41 nonprofits in Alaska , California , Hawaii , Oregon and Washington .
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines advances its 'sun and snow' strategy with additional wintertime routes
New service will connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to four destinations; airline extends middle seat blocking through Nov. 30, flexible travel policy through Dec. 31 SEATTLE , Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone is ready for a getaway right about now.
Toggle Summary When Russell Wilson scores, fans score [deals] too!
Alaska Airlines announces new sale tied to the performance of its Chief Football Officer SEATTLE , Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Football is back! To celebrate Alaska Airlines' Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson returning to the gridiron, the airline announced today a new, season-long sale
Toggle Summary Alaska Airline's 'Get the Row with BOGO' is back!
Get the whole row for you and your guest with the middle seat blocked through Oct. 31, 2020 SEATTLE , Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airline's 'Get the Row with BOGO' is back! Beginning today through Sept. 16 , guests traveling by Oct. 31 could get a whole row to themselves when they book a
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to webcast presentation at the Cowen 2020 Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference
SEATTLE , Sept. 8 . 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , announced it will webcast a presentation by Ben Minicucci , Alaska's President, and Shane Tackett , Chief Financial Officer, at the Cowen 2020 Global
Toggle Summary Fly with peace of mind: Alaska Airlines eliminates change fees permanently
SEATTLE , Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is giving guests more peace of mind and effective immediately will eliminate change fees on all domestic and international tickets.     "COVID has taught us that flexibility in travel is key. As we evolve our approach to travel to include more
Toggle Summary Pack your skis! Alaska Airlines announces new nonstop flights to Jackson Hole
Flights from Seattle, San Jose, Calif., and San Diego scheduled to begin in December SEATTLE , Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been a challenging time, and for many the great outdoors has become a safe haven. For Alaska Airlines guests, the Grand Tetons just got a bit closer.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines introduces touch-free travel
Airline announces 'From check in to inflight - a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests SEATTLE , Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and sustainable, essential oils brand EO introduce "air-omatherapy" at 30,000 feet
Partnership expands Alaska's Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE , Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO , extending Alaska's Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new
Toggle Summary BOGO and 'Get the Row:' Alaska launches BOGO sale for travel systemwide
Flights to include enhanced safety measures for travelers, including blocked middle seats through Oct. 31; stricter face mask policies SEATTLE , Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is launching a two-day "Buy One, Get One" sale for travel to 100+ destinations.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines strengthens face covering policy: No mask, no travel, no exceptions
Passengers who do not comply with the requirement will not be permitted to travel SEATTLE , Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of continuing efforts to keep guests and employees safe, Alaska Airlines announced today that all guests must wear a cloth mask or face covering at all times when at the
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports second quarter 2020 results; COVID-19 updates
Alaska receives official oneworld invitation SEATTLE , July 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Results: Reported net loss for the second quarter of 2020 under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $214 million , or $1.73 per diluted share, compared to net income of $262 million , or
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines adds 12 new destinations in 2020 from LAX
New service from Los Angeles includes flights to Florida, Hawaii, Montana and Oregon SEATTLE , July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today seven new routes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to further connect its guests between Southern California and key markets around
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines secures nearly $1.2 billion in private funding
Owned aircraft will be used as collateral; McGee Air Services attains PSP relief SEATTLE , July 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has secured nearly $1.2 billion in private loans to further secure its financial stability and future during the COVID-19 recovery period, while balancing the
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce financial results
SEATTLE , July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will announce its 2020 second quarter financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2020 . A conference call is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time / 8:30 a.m.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines announces heightened mask enforcement
Guests who refuse to wear face coverings on flights could have future travel suspended SEATTLE , June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest who
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines adds the Embraer 175 jet to state of Alaska flying
Opens opportunities for future new service ANCHORAGE, Alaska , June 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will start flying the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska starting in October 2020 . The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air , will serve select markets in Alaska .
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines expands Next-Level Care safety measures
New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE , June 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines offers devoted customers more benefits - in the air and on the ground
New promotions reward loyal guests with quicker ways to earn elite status and more miles SEATTLE , June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Alaska Airlines customers and members of the award-winning Mileage Plan have three new promotions to enjoy.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines & partners serve up season's first Copper River salmon to first responders
Trident Seafoods, Ocean Beauty Seafoods, Copper River Marketing Association and Tom Douglas partner to salute local medical professionals SEATTLE , May 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 200 health care workers at Swedish Medical Center – Ballard will be among the first to enjoy the season's first
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports first quarter 2020 results; COVID-19 response
In the news release, Alaska Air Group reports first quarter 2020 results; COVID-19 response, issued 05-May-2020 by Alaska Air Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the Guests and Employees section, fourth bullet, should read "Any elite-qualifying miles earned between January
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines to require face masks for frontline employees and flyers
SEATTLE , May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- To align with the Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Cargo begins testing passenger aircraft to fly critical cargo
SEATTLE , April 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo announced it will fly passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods like mail, medical equipment, e-commerce packages and food throughout its domestic network. Filling the passenger cabin with cargo will backfill the loss in
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines launches #MillionMealsChallenge to feed families in need
Employees and guests encouraged to support local food banks SEATTLE , April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Airlines Foundation , an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit, have donated more than 1 million meals to help local food banks across the country support the most
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announce receipt of payroll support program funds under CARES Act
SEATTLE , April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air finalized agreements today with the U.S. Treasury Department and accepted full disbursement of funds through the Payroll Support Program (PSP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, subject to
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines Foundation grants awarded to address critical community needs
SEATTLE , April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska , California , Hawaii , Oregon and Washington . These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce financial results
SEATTLE , April 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will announce its 2020 first quarter financial results on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 . A conference call is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Eastern time / 8:30 a.m.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announce details of aid expected under the CARES Act
SEATTLE , April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air agreed to general terms today with the U.S. Treasury regarding their participation in the Payroll Support Program (PSP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines announces schedule reductions and other changes to conserve cash
SEATTLE , March 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced plans to reduce its flight schedule for April and May by approximately 70% following historic and unprecedented falloff in demand related to the COVID-19 outbreak across the U.S. and beyond.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines promotes Brooke Vatheuer to new role of vice president strategic performance at its Seattle hub
SEATTLE , March 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Inc.'s board of directors today elected Brooke Vatheuer to the new position of vice president strategic performance – Seattle , where she will lead the airline's growing, hometown hub at Sea-Tac International Airport .
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines announces daily nonstop service between Seattle and Cincinnati
Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE , March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati . Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to webcast presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference
SEATTLE , March 4, 2020 /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 President Ben Minicucci at the J.P. Morgan Aviation , Transportation and Industrials Conference on Tuesday,
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports fourth quarter 2019 and full-year results; raises dividend 7%
SEATTLE , Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Dividend Increase: Announced today a 7% increase in the quarterly dividend, from $0.35 per share to $0.375 per share. This is the seventh time the company has raised the dividend since initiating the quarterly dividend in July 2013 , with a cumulative
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines introduces a new uniform designed to top safety standards
First U.S. airline to receive STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification for its Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection SEATTLE , Jan. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is rolling out its new Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the highest
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines to launch daily nonstop service between Seattle and Monterey, California
SEATTLE , Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today it will begin daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) in central California , further solidifying Alaska as the number one airline between the Pacific Northwest and
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports December 2019 and full-year operational results
SEATTLE , Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. today reported December and full-year 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 promotes veteran leaders to focus on creating outstanding guest experiences and continued growth
SEATTLE , Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today the promotion of four highly experienced leaders who will emphasize the importance of providing remarkable guest experiences and creating continued future growth for the company. Effective immediately, Sangita Woerner has been
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines harnesses Northern Lights forecast data for bucket list trip
Making New Year's travel resolutions more affordable through the power of science SEATTLE , Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chasing the Northern Lights is now within reach. Starting Jan. 13 , flyers will have the opportunity to escape to the winter wonderland of Alaska for snowshoeing, cross-country
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce financial results
SEATTLE , Jan. 7, 2020 /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 2019 financial results on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 . A conference call is scheduled at 4:30 p.m.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group Chief Financial Officer Brandon Pedersen to Retire; Shane Tackett to Assume CFO Role
SEATTLE , Jan. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced today that Brandon Pedersen , Chief Financial Officer since 2010, plans to retire on March 2 . Shane Tackett , currently Alaska's executive vice president of planning and strategy will succeed Pedersen, focusing on execution of the