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09/03/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Cowen & Company 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference
SEATTLE, Sept. 3, 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 Cowen & Company 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wed., Sept. 9, 2015 in Boston.   To participate, listeners should access the "Investors Inform... 
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09/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports August 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August 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 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2014. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flights operate... 
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08/19/15Alaska Air Group Names Brooke DeBay Managing Director of Audit Programs
SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has named Brooke DeBay managing director of audit programs. DeBay will oversee internal audit, the internal evaluation program and enterprise risk management for both airlines. DeBay joined Alaska Airlines in 2007 in the Internal Audit Department and served as internal auditor, lead internal auditor, internal audit manager and, since 2010, as director of internal audit. "Brooke ... 
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08/11/15Alaska Airlines' Annual Fall Fare Sale Begins Now
One-way fares as low as $59 through Aug. 17* SEATTLE , Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska's annual fall fare sale kicks off today, with steep discounts on popular routes throughout North America. One-way fares start at $59 and include new and popular destinations like Albuquerque, New Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Honolulu, Hawaii.* Visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial... 
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08/06/15Alaska Air Group announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
Board of directors also declares quarterly dividend SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a share repurchase program authorizing the company to buy back up to $1 billion of its common stock. This is the largest repurchase program in the airline's history, representing 10 percent of the stock market capitalization of the company. The board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share payable on Sept. 1 to s... 
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08/05/15Alaska Airlines' Frequent Fliers Gain Access to Significantly Expanded American Airlines Network
Board Room members welcome at all Admirals Club lounges starting Aug. 15 SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan now have access to book nearly 3,000 more daily flights on partner American Airlines following the most recent phase of the airline's reservation system migration, which will bring all US Airways flights under the American code this fall. On Oct. 17, Mileage Plan members will enjoy seamless access to the world's largest airline and have even mo... 
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08/04/15Alaska Air Group Reports July 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July 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 6.4 percent increase in traffic on a 6.9 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2014. Load factor decreased 0.4 points to 88.1 percent. These statistics include flights operated by ... 
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07/30/15Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Flying from Portland to Three Midwest Cities
Introductory one-way fares starting as low as $139 for tickets purchased by Aug. 5* SEATTLE, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop service from its Portland, Oregon, hub to three Midwest metropolises including Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Nebraska, starting Feb. 18, 2016. The routes are in addition to new Portland – Austin, Texas service the carrier announced last month. "We continue to expand our Portland service portfolio with new non-... 
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07/28/15Russell Wilson Leads Team to Victory in Alaska Plane Pull
SEATTLE, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson led his team to victory this morning in the Alaska Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer. Funds raised at today's event go directly to research in immunotherapy treatments developed by the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute. In clinical trials, this breakthrough treatment has had a 91 percent success rate. Since the launch of Strong Against Cance... 
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07/23/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results
SEATTLE, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record second quarter net income, excluding special items, of $230 million, a 46% increase over the second quarter of 2014. Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.76 per diluted share, a 56% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.73 per share. Earned net income for the second quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $234 million ... 
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07/22/15Alaska Airlines adds Hainan Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner
Alaska Raising the Bar to Allow Frequent Flier Members to Travel and Earn Miles to All Corners of the Globe SEATTLE, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is enhancing its unique partner portfolio in Mileage PlanTM by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines. Hainan operates a modern fleet to over 90 destinations throughout the world. From Seattle, Hainan flies nonstop to Beijing and Shanghai, and offers an extensive network throughout China, including several top destinations for P... 
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07/07/15Joel McHale, Russell Wilson to Compete in Alaska Airlines Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer
SEATTLE, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Seattle celebrities are going head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer. On July 28, Alaska's Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson and Joel McHale, star of Yahoo!'s Community and E!'s The Soup, will captain two teams competing to see which can pull a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25 feet in the shortest amount of time. "Alaska and Russell have been partnering to support Strong Against Cancer since its beginning. Over the past eight ... 
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07/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports June 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.9 percent increase in traffic on a 7.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2014. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flight... 
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07/02/15Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, July 23, 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 with its partner r... 
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07/01/15Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Seattle and Oklahoma City, and Portland and St. Louis
Expanded service operated by SkyWest Airlines on new Embraer 175 aircraft SEATTLE, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Airlines today inaugurates service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis. "We're excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St. Louis," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "The E175 is n... 
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07/01/15Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Checked Bag with Every Flight for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Cardholders*
Popular promotion launched earlier this year, today becomes ongoing card benefit SEATTLE, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it is doing away with the standard fee for the first checked bag for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer cardholders. "This is a benefit our customers have been asking for," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "Today we're thrilled to announce that our Visa Signature consumer cardholders and their friends and f... 
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06/30/15Alaska Airlines Announces New Regional Flying from Los Angeles, Boise
Inaugural fares as low as $79 and $119 one-way* SEATTLE, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced two new routes from Los Angeles, and one new route from Boise, Idaho. New daily roundtrip service between Los Angeles and Monterey, California; and Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada begin Nov. 5. A new seasonal flight between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte will shuttle skiers and snowboarders from California to Colorado starting in December. "We continue to invest in... 
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06/30/15Report Shows Benefits of 'Greener Skies' approaches at Sea-Tac Airport
Comprehensive 'Greener Skies over Seattle' report reveals significant environmental benefits SEATTLE, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1 metric ton, every time one of its planes land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using new, operations-enhancing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures. That's the equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide prod... 
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06/15/15SkyWest Adds Eight Embraer E175s to Fleet, Replacing Older Regional Jets for Alaska Airlines Flying
Inflight amenities include Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines announced today that they will purchase eight new, dual-class Embraer E175 jets to fly for Alaska Airlines. The new planes, to be delivered in 2016, will replace eight older regional jets SkyWest currently flies for the Seattle-based carrier. The announcement comes the same month SkyWest takes ownership of the first of seven E175s purchased last fall to be flown f... 
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06/11/15Alaska Airlines Announces Fare Sale for New Costa Rica Flights, Fares as low as $249 one way from Los Angeles*
SEATTLE, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines began selling tickets today on newly-announced routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, subject to approval by the Costa Rican civil aviation authorities. To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from... 
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06/09/15Alaska Airlines Names David Kuhl Vice President of Information Technology Services
SEATTLE, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named experienced Information Technology executive David Kuhl its new vice president of IT services. Kuhl has more than 30 years of experience in the field of IT, most recently as vice president of Corporate IT at Expedia where he led technology for contact centers, financial systems, HR and collaboration, as well as end-user services. Prior to his six years at Expedia, Kuhl led IT teams at Microsoft and AT&T Wireless/Cingular ... 
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06/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports May 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May 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 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 84.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Al... 
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06/01/15Alaska Airlines to Add New Portland-Austin and Eugene-San Jose Flying This Fall
SEATTLE, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden announced today during a keynote speech at the JumpStart Air Service Development conference that Alaska will add new flying between Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas, and Eugene, Oregon, and San Jose, California, beginning Nov. 5. "San Jose and Austin are two of our most requested cities from our customers in the Willamette Valley," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "We're excited to add the L... 
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05/27/15Alaska Airlines Names Derek Chang Managing Director of Brand Experience
SEATTLE, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named brand and product marketing expert Derek Chang its new managing director of brand experience. Chang will head Alaska's branding efforts at its airports, in its Board Rooms and onboard its planes, defining and executing how the brand comes to life for the airline's growing customer base. Chang previously led marketing innovation at Starbucks where he developed its rewards program and digital innovation strategy for its consumer ... 
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05/21/15Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations
SEATTLE, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will retire from the airline on June 30. Kemp is a 31-year veteran with more than 16,000 hours of flight time. During his career at Alaska, Kemp has served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. As the director of operations and managing director of ... 
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05/20/15Alaska Air Group Reduced its Emissions Intensity by 30 percent over the past 10 years; 2014 Accomplishments Detailed in Third Annual Sustainability Report
SEATTLE, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004 — the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road for a year. Additionally, Air Group reported record financial results, enabling it to invest in local communities a... 
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05/15/15Alaska Air Cargo Delivers 18,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle
Seattle's top chefs compete in sixth annual Copper Chef Cook-off SEATTLE, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A fish-filled Alaska Airlines jet touched down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6 a.m. today, carrying 18,000 pounds of wild Alaska Copper River salmon — about 4,500 more pounds than the weight of a Learjet 31. A second plane carrying an additional 30,000 pounds is scheduled to arrive in Seattle around 10:20 a.m. Today officially marks the start of the salmon season that... 
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05/15/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Wolfe Research 8th Annual Global Transports Conference
SEATTLE, May 15, 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 Brad Tilden, Alaska's chief executive officer, at the Wolfe Research 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in New York. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Information" section of www.alaskaair.com/investors  sever... 
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05/14/15Alaska Airlines Eases Travel with Debut of Preferred Plus Seating Selection
SEATTLE, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers who like a little extra legroom now have more choices when flying Alaska Airlines, with the launch of Preferred Plus seating. Starting today, the bulkhead and exit row seats will be available to all customers for paid upgrades after Mileage Plan MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75k members have had an opportunity to reserve them. Preferred Plus upgrades begin at $15 plus tax, and include a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine or beer, up to eight ... 
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05/13/15J.D. Power Study Ranks Alaska Airlines Highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for Eighth Straight Year
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also receives top ranking in airline loyalty/rewards satisfaction report SEATTLE, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the eighth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2015 North America Airline Satisfaction Studysm. The organization also announced today that travelers ranked Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan highest in overall customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year in i... 
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05/12/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference
SEATTLE, May 12, 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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference at 10:40 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Info... 
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05/11/15Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
SEATTLE, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on June 4 to all shareholders of record as of May 21, 2015. Dividends are financed from operating cash flow and cash on hand. Air Group initiated a quarterly dividend in August 2013. The dividend was increased by 25 percent in 2014 and increased by an additional 60 percent to 20 cents per share in 2015. Ala... 
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05/04/15Alaska Air Group Reports April 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April 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 Air Group reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 13.2 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2014. Load factor decreased 2.5 points to 83.6 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those unde... 
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04/30/15Alaska Airlines Says 'Hola' To Costa Rica
Carrier adds new flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and Baltimore starting Sept. 9 SEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will chart new territory this fall when it adds new service between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports, further strengthening its southern California focus city. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 respectively, and are... 
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04/28/15Alaska grows Seattle hub with nonstop service to Charleston, Nashville and Raleigh/Durham
Nonstop flights begin this fall, introductory fares starting at $139* and $159* now on sale SEATTLE, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Seattle's hometown airline, is growing again with non-stop service from its Seattle hub to Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina beginning fall 2015. "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and exciting non-stop destinations, and we are listening," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president ... 
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04/23/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results
SEATTLE, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record first quarter net income, excluding special items, of $149 million - a 67% increase over the first quarter of 2014. Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.12 per diluted share, a 75% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.10 per share. Earned net income for the first quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $149 million or... 
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04/06/15Alaska Air Group to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
SEATTLE, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 23, 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 with its partner ... 
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04/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports March 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.2 percent increase in traffic on a 12.4 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2014. This resulted in a 1.0 point decrease in load factor to 86.1 percent. These statistics includ... 
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04/02/15Seattle Mariners & Alaska Airlines Help Make Wishes Come True For Kids
Continuation of long partnership will benefit Make-A-Wish® SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every time a Seattle Mariners player hits a home run at Safeco Field during the 2015 season, Alaska Airlines will donate air miles to Make-A-Wish® of Alaska and Washington to help make "Wishes" come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Home Runs for Wishes program is part of Alaska Airlines' long-term role as the exclusive domestic airline of the Seattle Mariners. ... 
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04/02/15Alaska Air Group makes list of Top 100 'best employers'
SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes has ranked Alaska Air Group in the Top 100 in its annual "best employer" list, which ranks 500 U.S. companies based on a survey of American workers. Air Group, the parent company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, was ranked 93. "We're thrilled to not only have made Forbes' list for the first time, but also to have been ranked in the Top 100 list of best employers," said Tammy Young, vice president of human resources for Alaska Airlines. "Alaska... 
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03/31/15Alaska Airlines launches fare sale for new flights from Orange County to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Introductory one-way fares as low as $144 available for service starting in October* SEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- California sun seekers who pine for pristine beaches and authentic Mexican cuisine can now book travel on Alaska Airlines' new nonstop flights from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pending approval from the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline will begin service in early October. Alaska is offering int... 
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03/31/15/C O R R E C T I O N -- Alaska Airlines/
In the news release, Alaska Airlines launches fare sale for new flights from Orange County to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, issued 31-Mar-2015 by Alaska Airlines over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sub-headline should read "Introductory one-way fares as low as $138 available for service starting in October*" rather than "Introductory one-way fares as low as $144 available for service starting in October*"; and the second paragraph, first sentence should read "Alaska... 
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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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