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09/23/16Alaska Airlines launches annual PFD sale for Alaskans
Lowest fares of the year on sale now through Oct. 10 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with exclusive discounts for residents of the state of Alaska. The special one-way fares are on sale now through Oct. 10, and are valid for travel within and to/from the state of Alaska from Oct. 15 to May 24, 2017. "Every year, the Alaska Airlines PFD sale features the best fares with the longest travel windo... 
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09/09/16Alaska Airlines releases new commercials featuring Alaska Airlines CFO Russell Wilson; kicks off promotions for the 2016 football season
Football fans with No. 3 jerseys invited to board early on Seattle departing flights SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today released its third season of popular TV commercials featuring Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson and kicked off promotions for fans and customers for the 2016 football season. The new commercials, called "More than Miles" and "Many Thanks," center around Alaska's Mileage Plan and are more than a list of benefits, they demonstrate the airline's... 
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09/02/16Alaska Air Group Reports August 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir (Regional). Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.0 p... 
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08/31/16Alaska Airlines receives U.S. DOT approval to begin Havana, Cuba flying
SEATTLE, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today was awarded the right to operate commercial service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) officially approved Alaska's application to begin service to the Cuban capital, which still must be approved by the Cuban government before tickets can go on sale. "We applaud Secretary Anthony Foxx and the team at DOT for their thoughtful and impartial approach toward opening U.S. commerci... 
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08/16/16Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan once again named No. 1 loyalty program by U.S. News & World Report
SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has received top honors in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Airline Rewards Programs. The Best Airline Rewards Programs rankings "identify the top frequent flier programs for everyday travelers using a methodology that weighs six components: ease of earning a free round-trip flight, added benefits, network coverage, flight volume, award flight availability and airline quality ratings."... 
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08/03/16Alaska Airlines to offer the most nonstop flights to America's heartland from Seattle
Alaska Airlines now flies to nine of the top destinations in the Midwest SEATTLE, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines continues the expansion of its Seattle hub with the launch of new daily nonstop service to Indianapolis and Wichita, Kansas starting spring of 2017. With the addition of Indianapolis and Wichita, the airline will serve 89 nonstop destinations from Seattle, more than twice as many as its nearest competitor. Alaska is the only airline to fly nonstop from Sea-Tac Interna... 
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08/03/16Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
SEATTLE, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 27.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Sept. 1, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of Aug. 18, 2016. Dividends are financed from operating cash flow and cash on hand. Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United... 
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08/02/16Alaska Air Group Reports July 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.8 percent increase i... 
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07/29/16Alaska Airlines moves forward with new $40 million maintenance facility in Anchorage, Alaska
Local firm to design 105,000 square foot hangar ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced plans to build a new $40 million airplane maintenance facility at the site of the current Signature Flight Support building on Old International Airport Road. Located on the east side of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the new hangar is located about a half mile from Alaska's existing 37,500-square-foot facility. The company has hired local architec... 
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07/25/16Boosting Support: Alaska Airlines donates nearly $150,000 to nonprofits in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington
New mid-year grants will support local youth and education efforts ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $145,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations throughout the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington. This is the first time the Alaska Airlines Foundation is adding a mid-year grant to complement its traditional end of year cycle. For nearly 20 years, the Alaska Airlines Foundation has distributed cash grants to locally-based non... 
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07/21/16Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2016 Results
SEATTLE, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record second quarter net income, excluding special items, of $263 million, a 14% increase over the second quarter of 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $2.12 was a 20% increase over the second quarter of 2015. This quarter's results exceed First Call analyst consensus estimate of $2.09 per share. Reported net income for the second quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $260 millio... 
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07/21/16Alaska Airlines is in a Newark State of Mind
New service added from Seattle; Portland, Oregon; San Diego and San Jose, California SEATTLE, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today a significant expansion to the New York City area with multiple new routes to Newark Liberty International Airport. The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration approved Alaska Airlines' request to operate four additional daily flights to Newark. New service from Newark, New Jersey to Portland, Oregon and San Diego, Califor... 
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07/13/16Alaska Airlines announces new flights between Portland, Oregon and Sun Valley, Idaho; increases Sun Valley-Seattle flying
Twice-weekly seasonal flights from Portland to begin Dec. 17, 2016, with additional flying from Seattle during peak seasons SEATTLE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Portland, Oregon ski and sun enthusiasts will soon have a direct connection to some of the West's best slopes, when Alaska Airlines launches twice-weekly, seasonal nonstop flights to Sun Valley, Idaho later this year. "With our well-timed mid-morning flight, customers can enjoy a locally sourced breakfast at the airport in the mo... 
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07/13/16Alaska Air Group announces senior leaders for planned Virgin America subsidiary
Minicucci, Hunt to fill top executive positions after the acquisition closes SEATTLE, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines, today announced two senior leaders who will be responsible for guiding the planned Virgin America subsidiary upon transaction close, expected early in the fourth quarter this year. Peter Hunt, currently Virgin America senior vice president and chief financial officer, will serve as president of Alaska Air Group'... 
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07/07/16Alaska Airlines flight to Havana, Cuba approved
U.S. Department of Transportation awards Alaska flight to Havana from its focus city Los Angeles SEATTLE, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Transportation announced today that it tentatively approved Alaska's application for daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. Alaska was the only carrier to propose daily nonstop service from Los Angeles to Havana. "We applaud the DOT for making a fair and equitable decision given the high-level of interest and limited n... 
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07/05/16Alaska Air Group reports June 2016 operational results
SEATTLE, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.9 percent increas... 
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07/01/16Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, July 21, 2016. 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, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to m... 
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06/30/16Alaska Airlines, 700 local business leaders celebrate Boeing's 100th birthday
Celebration includes a new 737 with a custom, Boeing centennial paint job, 100 area CEOs SEATTLE, June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and 700 Pacific Northwest business leaders are celebrating the 100th birthday of Boeing today at the Museum of Flight, unveiling a new Alaska 737 painted in a special centennial paint theme. "Boeing is a global aerospace leader and our country's leading exporter, and people throughout the Northwest should be very proud of them," said Alaska Airl... 
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06/29/16Alaska Airlines to launch service between Seattle and San Luis Obispo, California
Daily flights to begin April 13, 2017 SEATTLE, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will launch daily, nonstop service between Seattle and San Luis Obispo, California, on April 13, 2017. Located just south of the city of San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport serves travelers from as far north as Southern Monterey County and as far south as Northern Santa Barbara County. "We are pleased to add nonstop service to San Luis Obispo, our 16th California city and a pop... 
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06/22/16Alaska Airlines Announces New Flying Between Portland, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida
Daily nonstop flights begin March 2017 SEATTLE, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced new, daily nonstop flights between Portland, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida, to begin in March 2017. The new flight will be the first and only nonstop flight between Portland and Orlando. With the new flying, Alaska will offer 21 weekly nonstop flights from Seattle, Portland and San Diego. Summary of new service Date City pair Departs Arrives ... 
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06/15/16Alaska Airlines Taps Three New Managing Directors
SEATTLE, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced the promotion of three employees to new positions as managing director. Molly Gabel has been promoted to managing director, associate general counsel of labor and employment. Gabel has worked for Alaska Airlines as a senior attorney since 2013, focusing on labor relations, collective bargaining, grievances and compliance with labor laws. "Molly has strong expertise in labor law and is a respected legal resource to Alaska's ... 
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06/10/16Alaska Airlines begins nonstop flights between Anchorage, Alaska and Spokane, Washington
SEATTLE, June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates seasonal, nonstop service tomorrow, June 11, between Anchorage, Alaska and Spokane, Washington. The flights will operate once weekly, on Saturdays, through Aug. 27, 2016. "Alaska Airlines is excited to introduce the first ever nonstop service between Spokane and Anchorage for the peak summer travel season," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning. "Our Anchorage and Spokane customers will enjoy anoth... 
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06/08/16Alaska Airlines Begins New Service from San Jose, California to San Diego and Orange County/Santa Ana
SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today begins daily non-stop service connecting San Jose, California with Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego. With the new flights, which are operated by SkyWest Airlines, Alaska now operates a total of 28 peak-day departures to 14 destinations from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport. "We continue to bring low fares and new nonstop destinations to our focus city of San Jose," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of ... 
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06/08/16Alaska Airlines to Add First Nonstop Flights from San Diego to Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado
New flight provides access to popular ski destination, giving skiers an excuse to dream of powder in June SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will start new nonstop service between San Diego and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Just in time for next season's ski season, the seasonal service will begin Dec. 17, 2016, and run through March 25, 2017. This represents an expansion of service beyond the nonstop flights operated between Seattle and Hayde... 
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06/08/16/C O R R E C T I O N -- Alaska Airlines/
In the news release, Alaska Airlines to Add First Nonstop Flights from San Diego to Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado, issued 08-Jun-2016 by Alaska Airlines over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the Summary of new service table, Frequency of date ranges should be "Wednesday & Saturday" rather than "Tuesday & Friday" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: Alaska Airlines to Add First Nonstop Flights from San Diego to Hayden/Steam... 
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06/07/16Alaska Airlines Flies on Gevo's Renewable Alcohol to Jet Fuel
Alaska's biofuel-powered flights demonstrate new, scalable aviation fuel alternative SEATTLE, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The skies are a little greener today after two Alaska Airlines jets departed the Emerald City fueled by the first alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) flights departed today with Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) fuel and flew from Seattle to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport... 
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06/06/16Alaska Airlines Celebrates Pride with Discounts, Events and Matching Donation to the 'It Gets Better' Project
Alaska partnering with Uber to raise money, celebrate summer LGBT pride festivities SEATTLE, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is celebrating Pride Month with a pledge to donate funds to the It Gets Better Project, in partnership with Uber. In addition, the airline is offering flight deals and giveaways, and participating in celebration throughout its route network. "Our company is a proud supporter of LGBT equality in the workplace and our community. As an airline, we support... 
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06/03/16Alaska Air Group Reports May 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.6 percent increase ... 
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06/01/16Alaska Airlines Cuts Foreign Transaction Fees, Increases Bonus Miles for Visa Signature® Cardholders
Visa Signature® Cardholders always enjoy a free checked bag, 3x miles on Alaska Airlines purchases and an annual companion fare from $121 SEATTLE, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today, Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer cardholders have two new benefits to love. Beginning June 1, 2016, the credit card no longer has foreign transaction fees, and bonus miles for new cardholders have been increased to 30,000 after qualifying spend. "Between our expansive global partner network a... 
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05/23/16Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Wolfe Research Global Transportation & Industrials Conference
SEATTLE, May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Industries, Inc., today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska Airlines executive vice president and chief financial officer, at the Wolfe Research Global Transportation and Industrials Conference at 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 25 in New York, New York. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Informati... 
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05/18/16Alaska Airlines Adds California Routes
SEATTLE, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will add new, three-times daily service between San Diego and Sacramento and Burbank and San Jose, beginning March 16, 2017. The nonstop service will connect California fliers to London, Beijing and Tokyo on Alaska's partners British Airways, Hainan Airlines and Japan Airlines. "These new routes will bring more options and low fares to our California customers, as well as creating new connections to key international bus... 
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05/17/16Alaska Air Cargo Today Plans to Deliver up to 80,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle
Celebrities gather as Seattle's top chefs compete in seventh annual Copper Chef Cook-off SEATTLE, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived in Seattle on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6 a.m. this morning. Today officially marks the beginning of the summer salmon grilling season that is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In total, Ala... 
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05/16/16Regulatory Approval Process Continuing for Alaska Air Group and Virgin America
SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), parent company of Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today announced that each carrier has received a request for additional information from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with Alaska's proposed acquisition of Virgin America. Alaska and Virgin America have been cooperating fully with regulators since the announcement of the pro... 
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05/16/16Alaska Air Group Announces Promotions of Two Senior Leaders
Ben Minicucci named president and COO of Alaska Airlines, David Campbell, president and CEO of Horizon Air SEATTLE, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. today announced the promotion of two senior leaders. Ben Minicucci was appointed president and chief operating officer of Alaska Airlines, and David Campbell was appointed chief executive officer and president of Horizon Air. Minicucci has been Alaska's chief operating officer and executive vice president since December 2008... 
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05/13/16Alaska Air Group Declares 27.5 Cent Quarterly Dividend
SEATTLE, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 27.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on June 7, 2016, to all shareholders of record as of May 24, 2016. Dividends are financed from operating cash flow and cash on hand. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the U... 
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05/11/16J.D. Power Study Ranks Alaska Airlines Highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for Ninth Straight Year; Alaska Airlines Improves Score by 32 Points Over Last Year
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also again named top airline loyalty/rewards program SEATTLE, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the ninth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. The organization also announced today that travelers ranked the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan highest in overall customer satisfaction for the third consecutive year in its Airline Loyalty/Re... 
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05/10/16Alaska Airlines Welcomes Japan Airlines as newest Mileage Plan and Codeshare Partner
New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Japan and throughout Asia SEATTLE, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have announced plans for a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will provide seamless travel and mileage earning opportunities between Alaska's gateways in North America, Japan and throughout Asia. From the West Coast, JAL flies nonstop between Tokyo and Los Angeles, San Francisco... 
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05/09/16Alaska Air Group to Webcast Annual Stockholders Meeting
SEATTLE, May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will hold its annual stockholders meeting via webcast on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. Pacific time/5 p.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may access the webcast at alk.onlineshareholdermeeting.com. For those unable to listen to the live webcast, it will be archived on Alaska Air Group's investor relations website following the meeting at w... 
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05/05/16Alaska Airlines Leads the Industry in Safety with First FAA-Approved Flight Simulator Featuring a Full-Stall Model
Cutting edge innovation provides advanced, more realistic training for pilots SEATTLE, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, Alaska Airlines became the first commercial airline in the world to receive FAA certification of an enhanced full-stall model in a flight simulator, which helps pilots train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall. While this type of mid-air stall is extremely rare, simulator training helps pilots prepare for worst-case scenarios. In advance of the 2... 
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05/03/16Alaska Air Group Reports April 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.1 percent increas... 
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04/21/16Alaska Air Group Reports Record First Quarter 2016 Results
SEATTLE, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record first quarter net income, excluding special items, of $183 million, a 23% increase over the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.45 was a 29% increase over the first quarter of 2015. This quarter's results exceed First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.42 per share. Reported net income for the first quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $184 million o... 
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04/12/16Horizon Air Places Largest Aircraft Order in its History, Adding 30 Embraer E175 Regional Jets to Fleet
Inflight amenities include Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment PORTLAND, Ore., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air today announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines. The order, which also includes 33 options, will be delivered over three years starting next year, and is valued at $2.8 billion at Embraer's current list price and represents the largest order since the airline was founded in 1981. ... 
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04/06/16Alaska Airlines to fly Bellingham to Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii
SEATTLE, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today that it will begin weekly flights between Bellingham, Washington and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The nonstop, seasonal service to Kona begins Nov. 12 and ends April 1, 2017. "Our customers living in Northwest Washington and in British Columbia, Canada, will soon be able to enjoy convenient access to some of Hawaii's best snorkeling and the world-famous Kilauea volcano with our new Bellingham-based flights," said Joh... 
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04/05/16Alaska Air Group Reports March 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.2 percent increase ... 
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04/04/16Alaska Air Group to Acquire Virgin America, Creating West Coast's Premier Carrier
Seattle-based carrier to become 5th largest U.S. airline SEATTLE and SAN FRANCISCO, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights: Deal combines two leading airlines known for outstanding customer service and low fares. Alaska Airlines expands its California presence, while creating new opportunities for growth and competition. Expanded route network benefits customers, with 1,200 daily departures. Transaction is expected to be accretive to adjusted earnings per share in first full... 
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04/01/16Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its first quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, April 21, 2016.  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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03/29/16Alaska Airlines Announces the Formation of a New Subsidiary - McGee Air Services
Company to provide industry leading ground handling, aircraft cleaning and airport mobility services SEATTLE, March 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Inc. today announced the company plans to form a wholly owned subsidiary called McGee Air Services, a dedicated airline services company that combines deep industry experience with a singular focus on providing best-in-class airline services.   Initially, the company will provide airline services for Alaska Airlines. McGee Air Service... 
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03/23/16Alaska Airlines Foundation Accepting Grant Request Applications for 2016 Funding
Letters of Inquiry must be received by April 15 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines Foundation is currently accepting grant request applications from non-profits in the states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. The deadline for mid-year consideration is April 15, 2016. Each year the Alaska Airlines Foundation distributes cash grants to support youth and educational efforts in the states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. In 2015, the Alaska Airlines Foundati... 
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03/22/16Veteran Airline Industry Employee Joins Alaska Airlines' Real Estate Team
SEATTLE, March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Matt Shelby has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of corporate real estate. He'll be responsible for the oversight of Alaska and Horizon Air's airport real estate activities, specifically in Seattle. "Matt is a seasoned professional with extensive aviation, legal, policy and operational experience," said Karen Gruen, Alaska Airlines' vice president of real estate. "His broad background in operating and negotiating with airports, and proven tr... 
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03/21/16Alaska Airlines First to Offer Frequent Fliers Option to Redeem Miles for TSA Precheck® Membership
Mileage Plan members can redeem 10,000 miles to cover TSA Precheck application fee through April 30* SEATTLE, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is offering its frequent fliers a new way to redeem miles and save time at the airport. Beginning today through the end of April, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can redeem 10,000 miles to waive the $85 application fee for five years of hassle-free travel with TSA Precheck. TSA Precheck members traveling through airport security c... 
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03/16/16Alaska Airlines Begins New Flights from Orange County to Santa Rosa and Reno/Tahoe
New flights offer Los Angeles customers low fares and non-stop service SEATTLE, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Alaska Airlines will begin new service from Orange County to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California and Reno/Tahoe, Nevada. These new routes eliminates the need to connect through other cities and marks the first time Alaska Airlines has provided service between Reno and Orange County, which is the second most popular destination from Reno. "We're excited to introduce two new ... 
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03/02/16Alaska Air Group Reports February 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 13.8 percent inc... 
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03/02/16Alaska Airlines Files Application to Fly Los Angeles-Havana, Cuba
Airline seeks governmental approval to serve Cuban capital with daily nonstop service SEATTLE, March 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking approval to fly two daily nonstop flights from its Latin America gateway of Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba. The Los Angeles metro area has the largest Cuban-American population in the Western United States.  "Together with our 14 global partner airlines, Alaska Airlines offe... 
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03/02/16Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrial Conference
SEATTLE, March 2, 2016 /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 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in New York, New York. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Information" section of www.alaskaair.com/i... 
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02/17/16Alaska Airlines Grows San Jose Focus City with New Flying to San Diego and Orange County/Santa Ana
SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will add two new routes from San Jose to Southern California starting June 5, 2016. The new, three-times daily nonstop service will connect Bay Area customers to Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego. With this expansion, Alaska will operate 28 peak-day departures to 14 destinations from Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport. "These new routes will bring low fares and an elevated inflight experience to our Ca... 
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02/11/16Alaska Airlines Selects Seattle Fashion Designer Luly Yang as New Uniform Designer
More Than 12,000 Employees Will Receive Redesigned Uniforms in 2018 SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang are announcing a new partnership to redesign uniforms for more than 12,000 airline employees. This is the next big step in the brand updates Alaska recently unveiled, which marked the company's first major brand changes in 25 years. "We are thrilled to announce this n... 
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02/09/16Alaska Airlines Taps Mekanism to Lead its Advertising
Creative agency will open an office in Seattle to support the airline's brand refresh SEATTLE, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named award-winning agency, Mekanism, its new advertising agency of record. Mekanism has more than 100 employees across offices in San Francisco and New York, and key clients that include Pepsi, MillerCoors, Ben & Jerry's, Charles Schwab, The North Face and the White House. Among its other Seattle clients are Amazon, Nordstrom Rack and Starbuck... 
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02/02/16Alaska Air Group Reports January 2016 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and PenAir. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on... 
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01/29/16Horizon Air Flight Attendants and Pilots Pass Vote to Ratify Labor Contracts
SEATTLE, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air flight attendants and pilots together with their unions approved new contracts this week.  With these agreements in place, pending board approval and acceptable commercial terms for the aircraft, Horizon Air is set to move forward with its plan to add regional jets to its existing fleet of Q400s, providing an improved regional experience for customers. Horizon Air flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) hav... 
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01/28/16Alaska Airlines to fly nonstop between Anchorage and Spokane, Washington, starting June 11
SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin weekly nonstop service between Anchorage, Alaska, and Spokane, Washington, starting June 11 through August 27, 2016.    "Alaska Airlines is excited to introduce the first ever nonstop service between Spokane and Anchorage for the peak summer travel season," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning. "We are pleased to offer our valued Anchorage and Spokane customers another new non-stop destination, whe... 
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01/27/16Alaska Airlines to fly between Portland, Oregon, and Atlanta starting June 4
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced to employees gathered at a meeting in Portland that the company will begin daily, nonstop service between Portland, Oregon, and Atlanta starting June 4, through August 27, 2016. Alaska previously served the route between August 2013 and Sept. 2014. "Alaska Airlines continues to provide more options to our loyal Portland customer base," said John Kirby, the airline's VP of capacity planning. "We are pleased to add se... 
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01/25/16Alaska Airlines Unveils First Major Brand Change in 25 Years
SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today unveiled its first major brand change in 25 years to a crowd of about 1,800 employees. The refreshed brand was introduced on a newly painted Boeing 737-800 and soon will be featured throughout the airport experience, on all digital channels, in marketing materials and across Alaska's entire fleet. "Our company has a unique personality and a vibrant spirit that our Eskimo has personified for almost half a century," said Alaska Air... 
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01/22/16Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Employees Receive Nearly Five Weeks Extra Pay in Bonuses
SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following Thursday's record  fourth quarter and full-year earnings announcement, employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air today are receiving bonuses of more than nine percent of their annual pay, or nearly five weeks additional pay, for most workers. For the past seven years, employees have received an average annual bonus equal to approximately one month's pay. The company's annual bonus, called Performance Based Pay (PBP), is determined by meeting... 
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01/21/16Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter 2015 and Full-Year Results and Raises Dividend 38%
SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $186 million, a 49% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. Adjusted diluted earnings per share of $1.46 was a 55% increase over the fourth quarter of 2014. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.40 per share.  Reported record full-year net income, excluding special items, of $842 million, a 47% increase over 201... 
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01/21/16Alaska Air Group Increases Quarterly Dividend by 38%
SEATTLE, Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) declared a quarterly cash dividend of 27.5 cents per share, payable March 8, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of Feb. 23, 2016. This is the third time the company has raised the dividend since initiating it in July of 2013. The average dividend increase has been 40%. "Alaska Air Group is producing record results and we are excited about our future. We are delighted to increase the capital we are... 
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01/20/16Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director, Station Operations
SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named 18-year Alaska Airlines' veteran Matt Prainito managing director of airport operations. In his new role, Prainito will coordinate regional directors, overseeing airport operations and lead customer service across 6 operating regions – except Seattle. "Award winning customer service is central to Alaska's identity," said Jeff Butler, Alaska Airlines' vice president, airport operations and customer service. "Matt is a savvy and d... 
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01/14/16Alaska Airlines Names New Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering
SEATTLE, Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected 28-year Alaska veteran Kurt Kinder vice president of maintenance and engineering. In his new role, Kinder will lead approximately 1,000 employees and oversee all safety, compliance and operational performance of Alaska's fleet of 147 Boeing 737s. He will officially begin this position on Jan. 16, 2016. "This is an essential role in maintaining our world-class reputation for safety, compliance and performa... 
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01/12/16Alaska Airlines Announces 'Russell Wilson's Carolina Airlift'
Seattle's hometown airline charters special flight to Charlotte, extends social media contest inviting fans to enter for a chance to win a spot on the plane SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and its Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson are teaming up again, this time to fly fans to Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina. "Russell Wilson's Carolina Airlift" sweepstakes launched on Alaska Airlines' Facebook page today and is open to residents of Washington state. To en... 
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01/07/16Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline
SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the sixth 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 performance awards program in 2009. "FlightStats is once again proud to ... 
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01/05/16Alaska Air Group Reports December 2015 and Full-Year Operational Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December 2015 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 9.9 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2014. Load factor decreased 1.7 points to 83.3 ... 
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01/05/16Horizon Air Announces Key Leadership Promotions
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air announced today several changes to the company's leadership team. Ali Donway has been named Horizon's managing director and chief pilot after she successfully served in this role on an interim basis for the last several months. With more than 25 years of experience at Alaska Air Group under his belt, Dave Burris has been appointed managing director of station operations. In addition, Lacey Pittman has assumed the role of managing direct... 
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01/04/16Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2016 /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 2015 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. 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 i... 
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