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04/16/14Horizon Air and Dispatchers Ratify New Four-Year Contract
SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air and the Transport Workers Union today jointly announced that the carrier's 17 dispatchers have ratified a new four-year contract by a ratio of 82 percent. "I very much appreciate the hard work of both negotiating teams, and am pleased the agreement was ratified by such a large majority of the members," said Gene Hahn, Horizon Air's senior vice president of operations. "I remain grateful for the services our licensed dispatchers perform every... 
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04/09/14Alaska Airlines Offers Double Miles in Eight Seattle Markets Through 2014
Double miles also offered on Seattle-Fairbanks and Seattle-Juneau flights June 1-Sept. 1 SEATTLE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is making it easier for travelers flying to and from Seattle to fly more with double frequent flier miles* on eight of its most popular routes to and from the Emerald City. "We already offer more flights to more destinations from Seattle than any other airline," said Joe Sprague, the airline's vice president of marketing. "Now we're offering double... 
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04/09/14IAM Employees at Alaska Airlines Ratify New Five-Year Contract
SEATTLE, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' 2,500 clerical, office and passenger service employees, who are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, have ratified a new five-year contract. The contract was approved by 62 percent of those who voted. "Ratification of this contract demonstrates the great strength and commitment our COPS employees have for our customers and our company. It further shows our frontline employees' dedication to ma... 
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04/07/14Alaska Airlines Seeks Government Approval to Begin Seattle-Cancun, Mexico, Service
SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin seasonal nonstop service between Seattle and Cancun, Mexico. Pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin its daily service to Cancun on Nov. 6. "As Seattle's leading airline, we're committed to offering the most nonstop service to the popular destinations our customers want to explore, including l... 
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04/04/14'Movie Night' to be Anytime Onboard Alaska Airlines; Internet Access on Flights to and from Alaska Also Improved
Enhancements are part of $100 million project to add cabin comforts and technology access SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will offer a new, customizable inflight entertainment option, bringing movies, TV and other content directly to customers' personal electronic devices onboard its flights by the end of the year. The enhancement is part of a $100 million investment that Alaska Airlines is making to upgrade the cabins of its 737-800, -900 and -900ER aircraft with se... 
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04/04/14Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will announce its first quarter 2014 financial results on Friday, April 25. A conference call is scheduled at 8 a.m. Pacific time/11 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 regional airlines, s... 
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04/03/14Alaska Air Group Reports March 2014 Operational Results
SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /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. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE Alaska reported a 4.0 percent increase in traffic on a 4.6 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2013. This resulted in a 0.6 point decrease in load factor to 87.7 percent. Alaska also reported a record 88.1 p... 
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04/02/14Save the Planet, Win a Vacation
SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy are celebrating Earth Month by inviting adventure lovers to help choose their favorite conservation project in the West, while entering for a chance to win a seven-night trip for two to Montana's Pine Butte Guest Ranch. Participants will be automatically entered into the Nature's Adventure Sweepstakes when they visit www.facebook.com/AlaskaAirlines and vote for one of six conservation projects. The Nature Conse... 
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04/02/14Alaska Air Group Announces Aggressive 2020 Sustainability Goals
Company pledges to cut emissions and use a sustainable aviation biofuel by 2020 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced aggressive 2020 sustainability goals today, pledging to decrease fuel consumption by 20 percent, use a sustainable aviation biofuel at one or more airports and increase its recruitment of military veterans. These are among a series of goals and accomplishments highlighted in Alaska Air Group's newly released 2013 Sustainability Rep... 
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03/28/14Alaska Airlines Continues Growth in Seattle With Albuquerque and Baltimore Service
Expansion marks fifth new city for carrier from its hometown hub since December SEATTLE, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is growing its Seattle hub again with the addition of new daily nonstop service to Albuquerque, N.M., and Baltimore. The cities are in addition to previously announced service to Detroit, New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., scheduled to begin this June and September.  "We're delighted to serve our customers by adding even more cities to our unsurpassed route net... 
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03/28/14Alaska Airlines Launches Online Self-Tag Baggage Options on Select Routes This Spring
SEATTLE, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DIYers will soon have a new reason to love flying Alaska Airlines when the carrier launches its online self-bag-tagging options next month. Self-tag online debuts April 21 for passengers traveling nonstop between Seattle and San Diego, Anchorage or Juneau, Alaska, with plans to expand the option for customers traveling from other airports later this summer. This launch follows the completion of a successful pilot program, which was offered to customers ... 
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03/25/14Alaska Airlines Pledges $25,000 to American Red Cross in Support of Oso Landslide Relief Assistance
SEATTLE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts in Oso, Wash., following the devastating mudslide Saturday that killed at least 14 people and left dozens missing. Donations will be used to help the Red Cross with search and rescue and disaster relief in the communities of Oso, Arlington and Darrington, located about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Alaska Airlines is also urging employees who would lik... 
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03/24/14Double Down to London! Alaska Airlines Celebrates British Airways Partnership With Double Miles Between Seattle and London
SEATTLE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members flying on partner British Airways between Seattle and London can earn double miles* on travel from March 24 through June 24, 2014. British Airways offers 10 flights a week between Seattle and London's Heathrow Airport. From London, Mileage Plan members can enjoy easy connections to hundreds of cities throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. "This is a terrific opportunity for our members to add miles to t... 
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03/18/14Sea-Tac Airport Unveils Electrification Project to Save Airlines Millions in Fuel and Dramatically Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Alaska Airlines Leads the Project with More than 200 New Electric Vehicles SEATTLE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Airplanes get most of the attention at an airport, but a new project to convert the rest of the vehicles on the airfield from fossil fuels to electric power is about to save millions of dollars and tons of greenhouse gases at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Port of Seattle, along with Alaska Airlines, Western Washington Clean Cities and U.S. Rep... 
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03/11/14Alaska Airlines Invites Wine Enthusiasts to Sip and Savor at Annual 'Taste Washington'
Premium local wine offered to passengers in the carrier's main cabin SEATTLE, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, the official airline of Taste Washington, is inviting foodies to the Emerald City to experience Seattle's premier wine and food event March 29 and 30. The carrier launched an online sweepstakes today inviting wine enthusiasts to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Seattle, including roundtrip airfare on Alaska Airlines, hotel accommodations and admission to Tas... 
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03/05/14Alaska Air Group Reports February Operational Results
SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE Alaska reported a 4.2 percent increase in traffic on a 4.2 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2013. This resulted in a flat load factor of 85.1 percent. Alaska also reported 85.4 percent of its fli... 
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03/04/14Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference
SEATTLE, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska's vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference on Monday, March 10, in New York City. The webcast will be presented live at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time/10:15 a.m. Pacific time. To participate, listeners should acces... 
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02/27/14Alaska Most On-Time Major North American Airline Four Years in a Row
SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FlightStats Inc. has named Alaska Airlines the No. 1 on-time major carrier in North America for the fourth year in a row. No other North American airline has received the prestigious award more times since the Portland, Ore.-based company launched its on-time awards program in 2009. Alaska's on-time average for the 172,582 flights it operated in 2013 was 87.08 percent. Average on-time performance among North American carriers was 79.16 percent. "This ... 
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02/27/14Alaska Airlines to Serve as Official Airline of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will serve as the official airline sponsor of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, marking the 36th year the carrier has supported the event. "We're proud to continue our longstanding support of The Last Great Race," said Marilyn Romano, regional vice president – Alaska. "With ties to the 49th state spanning more than eight decades, the Iditarod is a great source of pride for our more than 1,650 employees who call Alaska home." ... 
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02/26/14Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Employees Receive $105 Million in 2013 Bonuses
SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2014 /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 $1,150 in 2013 monthly bonuses that most employees earned for achieving on-time and customer satisfaction goals. The combined monthly and annual bonuses amounted to nearly $105 million, the highest in Alaska's history, and are part of the company's incentive-... 
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02/19/14Alaska Airlines and SIFF Invite Filmmakers to Explore, Dream, Discover
Community film competition will feature short films about how travel changes lives SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the Seattle International Film Festival invite filmmakers of all ages to answer the question "how is your life different or better because of where you've traveled?" "We know the opportunity to travel can change a world view. Our business is all about connecting people to life experiences through travel, while SIFF connects people to life experiences... 
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02/13/14Alaska Air Group Board of Directors Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend
SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Feb. 25. The dividend—which is 5 cents per share, or 25 percent, higher than the previous quarterly dividend—will be paid on March 11. Air Group began paying a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share in August 2013, the first time since 1992 that the company had paid a dividend. The dividends are financed from opera... 
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02/13/14Alaska Air Group Announces Leadership Changes
SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group's board of directors has approved several leadership changes in the company's Legal Division. Herman Wacker, Air Group's deputy general counsel and managing director of legal, has been elected vice president of legal. Shannon Alberts, managing director of corporate affairs and assistant corporate secretary, has been elected corporate secretary. Kyle Levine retains his role as deputy general counsel and managing director of legal, and rep... 
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02/12/14Alaska Airlines to Offer Local Beer Tasting on Q400 Flights in Alaska
Fairbanks' Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co. will be available to sample beginning March 3 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers on Alaska Airlines flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks and Anchorage and Kodiak will soon enjoy an extra infusion of local flavor in the form of Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co.'s Old 55 Pale Ale. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140212/SF63650) "Silver Gulch is a successful local business based in th... 
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02/11/14Alaska Airlines Launching New Flights Between Portland, Ore., and Kalispell, Mont.
Portland residents will enjoy access to Glacier National Park, Flathead Valley and more,with flights beginning this summer SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is launching new service between Portland, Ore., and Kalispell, Mont., this summer. The flights will operate seasonally between Portland and Kalispell from June 9 to Aug. 23, connecting Portland-area residents to the natural beauty of northwest Montana. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, water sports, horseback riding and... 
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02/11/14Alaska Airlines Introduces Service from Seattle to New Orleans, Tampa and Detroit
Great intro fares and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn double miles SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is bringing nonstop daily service from Seattle to New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., starting June 12 and June 20, respectively, and to Detroit starting Sept. 4. "Alaska Airlines is thrilled to give our customers nonstop service to New Orleans, Tampa and Detroit from our Seattle hub," said Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing. "This provides even more nonsto... 
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02/05/14Alaska Air Group Reports January 2014 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE Alaska reported a 3.1 percent increase in traffic on a 3.3 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2013. This resulted in a 0.1 point decrease in load factor to 83.3 percent. Alaska also reported a record 87.8 percent of i... 
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02/03/14Alaska Airlines and the IAM Tentatively Agree on New Five-Year Contract
SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier's 2,500 clerical, office and passenger service employees. "It's a tribute to the professionalism of the negotiators for the IAM and Alaska that we agreed on a proposed long-term contract that benefits our employees and the company in such a short amount of time," said Jeff Butler, Alaska Airline... 
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01/29/14Time-Lapse Videos Depict Painting of University of Alaska Nanook and Seawolf Planes
ANCHORAGE, Ala., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanook and Seawolf fans can now watch school spirit come to life in two new time-lapse videos. Set to school songs provided by each university, the videos show the painting of Alaska Airlines' newest university-themed aircraft, celebrating the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. View the videos at www.youtube.com/AlaskaAirVids. The spirited paint themes feature school colors and mascots from each university. The... 
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01/23/14Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter 2013 And Full-Year Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Record fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $77 million, or $1.10 per diluted share, compared to $50 million, or $0.70 per diluted share in 2012. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.07 per share.  Record full-year net income, excluding special items, of $383 million, or $5.40 per diluted share, compared to $339 million, or $4.73 per diluted share in 2012. Net in... 
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01/23/14Alaska Airlines Launches 'Russell Wilson 12th Fan Airlift' Sweepstakes to the Big Apple
Seattle's airline and Russell Wilson host lucky 12th fans in New York City for the big game SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson are teaming up again, this time to fly a plane-load of fans to the Big Apple complete with an inflight tailgate party and admission to an exclusive game day party in midtown Manhattan. The four-day sweepstakes, the "Russell Wilson 12th Fan Airlift," launches on Alaska Airlines' Facebook page today a... 
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01/17/14Alaska Airlines 'Russ-cues' Three More Seahawks Fans
Three winners and their guests fly free to Seattle for Sunday's NFC championship game SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is "russ-cuing" three more Seahawks fans from rival territory in "Russell's 12th Fan Rescue," a nationwide contest hosted by the airline and star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson. The three winning entries were submitted by Daniel Blickensderfer and Andrea DeBrino of Orlando, Fla., Dominique Fiet of Merrimack, N.H. and Eric Korsmo of South Bend, Ind. See t... 
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01/10/14Alaska Airlines Announces Winners of 'Russell's 12th Fan Rescue' Contest
Two winners, one honorable mention and their guests fly free to Seattle for Saturday's NFL playoff game SEATTLE, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson today announced the winners of "Russell 12th Fan Rescue" nationwide contest. The two winning entries were submitted by Adam Christoferson, of East Haven, Conn., and by Stephen Emerson and his 10-year-old son, Andrew, of Monterey, Calif. In addition to the two winners, the airline gave an honorable... 
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01/07/14Alaska Airlines and Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson Launch '12th Fan Rescue' Contest
Two winners and their guests will fly free to Seattle for Saturday's NFL playoff game SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson are coming to the rescue of Seahawk fans across the country by offering to fly two loyal fans to Seattle this weekend to watch the Seahawks battle the New Orleans Saints in their divisional playoff game. In "Russell's 12th Fan Rescue" contest, Seahawk fans are asked to submit video links, pictures or stories showing... 
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01/07/14Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2014 /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 2013 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. A conference call is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Pacific time/12:30 p.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 p... 
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01/06/14Alaska Air Group Reports December and Full-Year Operational Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December and year-end operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE Alaska reported a 6.5 percent increase in traffic on a 4.5 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2012. This resulted in a 1.7-point increase in load factor, to a record 88.0 percent. Alaska also reported 8... 
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