2015 News Releases

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03/18/15Alaska to fly from Boise to Spokane - its eighth nonstop city
Alaska CEO Brad Tilden speaks to Boise Chamber of Commerce about 'great employees,' 'great customers,' and the airline's commitment to the Gem State SEATTLE, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines CEO and President Brad Tilden announced during an address at the Boise Chamber of Commerce today that Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, starting Aug. 24, 2015. To celebrate the new service, Alaska is offering fares starting at ... 
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03/11/15Alaska offers three-peat to D.C., with new nonstop flights between Seattle and Dulles
Travelers can earn Mileage Plan double miles on flights through April 22* SEATTLE, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, today launched nonstop daily service between Seattle and Dulles International Airport. With the addition of Dulles, Alaska customers now have nonstop access to three Washington D.C.-area airports from Seattle, as Alaska also serves Reagan National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.   "Alaska has the most non-stop... 
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03/10/15Alaska Airlines Seeks Government Approval to Begin Service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin two nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC). The planned year-round service will operate thrice-weekly between Orange County and Puerto Vallarta and four-times weekly between Orange County and Los Cabos. "We're... 
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03/10/15Start Spreadin' the News--Alaska to Fly from Seattle to JFK
More Flights to the 'City That Doesn't Sleep' Starting at $ 149*, and Double Miles** SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is launching daily nonstop service from Seattle to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Sept. 16. The new service complements Alaska's existing twice-daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is the main hub for international flights serving New York City, giving Alaska customers more opt... 
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03/05/15Alaska Airlines grows Hawaii flights with new nonstop to Kona from San Diego
Customers can kick off their vacation with free Alaska Beyond Entertainment SEATTLE, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is expanding its service to the Hawaiian Islands, with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on Hawaii Island, starting today.  Alaska is offering an introductory fare of $199 one way for tickets purchased by March 9 for travel on Mondays and Thursdays between April 15 and June 6, 2015.* While flying to Kona, customers can enjoy Alaska Beyond™, a ... 
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03/04/15Alaska Air Group Reports February 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February 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 7.9 percent increase in traffic on a 9.4 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2014. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 83.4 percent. These statistics include flights ope... 
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02/26/15Alaska Airlines names Charles Breer New Managing Director of Alliances
SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline alliance partnerships. "Few people in our industry are better suited than Charles to manage Alaska Airlines' diverse portfolio of airline partners," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines executive vice president and chief revenue officer. "Charles has a proven track record... 
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02/23/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference
SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), 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 the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in New York, New York. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Information" secti... 
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02/18/15Alaska Airlines Announces Order for Six Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs
SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle's hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing 737-900 Extended Range aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing's current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska's total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79. "We're delighted Boeing is able to expedite delivery of four of these new 737-900ERs, increasing the ... 
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02/17/15Harrison Elected Chief Revenue Officer at Alaska Airlines
SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced Andrew Harrison has been elected executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Alaska Airlines, where he will oversee all revenue-related activities at Alaska Airlines. Along with his existing responsibilities, which include oversight of corporate real estate, capacity planning and revenue management, Harrison will also lead customer innovation and marketing. "Andrew has a strong track record of leading teams to achi... 
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02/11/15Alaska Airlines names Jay Gupta Managing Director of Infrastructure and Modern Platforms
SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division. Gupta is responsible for strategy, implementation and operations for the airline's data centers, airports, call centers and mobile employees. "Jay brings with him over 18 years of IT experience and a track record of delivering operational excellence and setting strategic technology direction to align with corp... 
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02/03/15Alaska Air Group Reports January 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January 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 7.9 percent increase in traffic on a 10.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2014. Load factor decreased 1.9 points to 80.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and... 
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01/27/15Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets
SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic devices for two more months, in addition to the more than 100 titles of free content that are available all the time, to all passengers, as part of the new Alaska Beyond™ experience. All content, including premium movies and TV shows, will be complimentary through March 31, 2015. Starting April 1, customers can still en... 
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01/27/15Alaska Airlines names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing
SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs. "Sangita's deep brand expertise makes her the perfect fit as we continue to enhance the Alaska brand our customers know and love," said Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden. In her new role, Woerner will be responsible for brand strategy and identity, advertising, media planning, initiatives targeted to... 
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01/26/15Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Employees Receive About Five Weeks Annual Pay in Bonuses
SEATTLE , Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving annual bonuses today of more than 9 percent of their annual pay, or more than five weeks' pay for most workers. The bonus is in addition to the approximately $1,000 in 2014 monthly bonuses that most employees earned for achieving on-time and customer satisfaction goals. The combined monthly and annual bonuses amounted to nearly $116 million, the highest in Alaska's history, and are part of the c... 
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01/26/15Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline
SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the fifth year in a row. FlightStats Inc., which compiles on-time performance data on millions of flights each year, bestowed the honor on Alaska Airlines today. No other major North American airline has received the prestigious award more times since the Portland-based company launched its on-time awards program in 2009. "Our employees work tirelessly to operate a saf... 
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01/22/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter 2014 and Full-Year Results and Raises Dividend 60%
SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $125 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, compared to $77 million, or $0.55 per diluted share in 2013. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $0.93 per share.  Reported record full-year net income, excluding special items, of $571 million, or $4.18 per diluted share, compared to $383 million, or $2.70 per diluted share... 
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01/19/15Alaska Airlines Launches Special 'Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II' to Phoenix Sweepstakes
Seattle's hometown airline also adds additional flights between Phoenix and Seattle SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer, Russell Wilson, when his team plays in the big game on Feb. 1. Alaska is launching "Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II – For Strong Against Cancer," a four-day sweepstakes on Alaska Airlines' Facebook page. Fifty-six prize ... 
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01/15/15Play the slots, then shred some powder: Alaska Airlines Begins Service Between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes
SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, today, giving locals and visitors alike an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife of Vegas and ski fresh powder during the winter season. Alaska's nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes will operate on Mondays and Thursdays between Jan. 15 and April 6, 2015.   "We're thrilled to offer our customers convenient, nonstop service from Las Vegas to Mammot... 
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01/13/15Alaska Airlines Foundation Makes $30,000 Investment in Hawaii's Youths
HONOLULU, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines Foundation gave $30,000 in grants to three Hawaii non-profits whose efforts benefit Hawaii's youth and educational programs and services. The grants represent the first time the Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded funds to public charities in the state of Hawaii. Grants were made to the following non-profits: After-School All-Stars Hawaii – ASAS Hawaii provides students with an alternative to risky after-school activities by ... 
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01/12/15Alaska Airlines names John Kirby Vice President of Capacity Planning
SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Kirby today joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group's mainline and regional networks and its scheduling and schedule distribution team. "John brings a tremendous depth of experience to the table," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of planning and revenue management. "His vast airline industry knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to grow the Alaska Air Group network."... 
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01/07/15Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Thursday, January 22, 2015.  A conference call is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time/11:30 a.m. Eastern time.  Interested parties may listen to the call via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together w... 
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01/06/15Alaska Air Group Reports December 2014 and Full-Year Operational Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December 2014 and year-end operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.   AIR GROUP (including flights operated by third parties) On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.1 percent increase in traffic on a 12.3 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2013. This resulted in a 2.5-point decrease in... 
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