|05/21/13||Few Alaska Airlines Flights Affected by Volcanic Activity in Alaska|
|ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Few Alaska Airlines flights have been affected by volcanic activity from Mount Cleveland, located west of Dutch Harbor, and Mount Pavlof, located near Cold Bay, Alaska. No Alaska Airlines operated flights have been canceled at this time.
PenAir, which operates an average of three flights a day for Alaska Airlines between Anchorage and Dutch Harbor, canceled six flights yesterday and two flights today after several low-level eruptions of Mount Pa... |
|05/17/13||Alaska Air Cargo Delivers Season's First Copper River Salmon to Seattle|
|Joint Base Lewis-McChord reservist to battle Seattle chefs in annual 'Copper Chef Cook-off'
SEATTLE, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo delivered the season's first shipment of Copper River salmon today to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The arrival of the coveted Copper River salmon marks the start of the summer salmon season and is anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
The Alaska Airlines plane arrived early this morning with Copper Riv... |
|05/15/13||J.D. Power and Associates Study Ranks Alaska Airlines Highest in Traditional Network Carrier Satisfaction Rankings for Sixth Straight Year|
|SEATTLE, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers for the sixth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates in its 2013 North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM. The airline also ranked highest in J.D. Power and Associates' annual segment rankings between 2008 and 2012.
"We're honored to receive this prestigious recognition from our customers," said Alaska Air Group President and CEO Brad Tilden. "Recei... |
|05/09/13||Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Transportation Conference|
|SEATTLE , May 9, 2013 /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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, May 15, in Boston.
The webcast will be presented live at 10:40 a.m. Eastern time. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Informatio... |
|05/03/13||Alaska Air Group Reports April Operational Results|
|SEATTLE , May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below.
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Alaska reported a 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2012. This resulted in a 0.6-point decrease in load factor to 86.8 percent. Alaska also reported 86.8 percent ... |
|05/02/13||Alaska Airlines Expands Its Portland, Ore., Service With New Flights to Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth|
|Introductory one-way fares available starting from $159* Portland-Atlanta and $129* Portland-Dallas
SEATTLE, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin new service between Portland, Ore., and Atlanta starting Aug. 26 and between Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth starting Sept. 16, 2013.
"With today's announcement, we will have committed to eight new routes from Portland within the last 12 months as we continue expansion of this hub," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' vice pre... |
|04/25/13||Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted First Quarter 2013 Results|
|SEATTLE, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Reported record first quarter net income, excluding special items, of $44 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $28 million, or $0.39 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $0.56 per share.
Recorded net income for the first quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $37 million, or $0.51 ... |
|04/23/13||Alaska Airlines Upgrading its Aircraft With New Seats and Power Outlets|
|SEATTLE, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers flying on Alaska Airlines starting this fall will enjoy new aircraft seats that feature a personal space-enhancing design and are equipped with power outlets. The airline is also nearing a decision on an enhanced inflight entertainment system that will allow customers to watch movies, television shows and other programming streamed to any Wi-Fi-enabled device.
The $100 million project to upgrade the cabins on all of Alaska's Boeing 737-800, -9... |
|04/20/13||FAA Furloughs May Affect Alaska Airlines Flights This Weekend|
|Customers urged to check flight status before leaving for the airport
SEATTLE, April 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to sequestration budget cuts, Alaska Airlines is recommending that customers check the status of their flight before leaving for the airport and allow additional time to check in when traveling to or from Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Newark, San Diego and San Francisco. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to furlough air traffic controllers starting Sunday,... |
|04/18/13||Alaska Airlines Makes Award Booking Easier for Mileage Plan Members|
|SEATTLE, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Booking award travel on Alaska Airlines and its partner airlines is now faster and easier thanks to a new one-way award booking feature the carrier recently launched online. Customers can now mix and match award shopping in a variety of ways for flights on Alaska Airlines and five of its Mileage Plan partners, including American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, PenAir and Era. The carrier is scheduled to add its remaining nine partners later thi... |
|04/17/13||Alaska Airlines Creates Customer Innovation Department to Make Flying Easier|
|SEATTLE, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group has created a new Customer Innovation Department to carry out its strategic goal of making the traveler's experience from buying a ticket to the day of flight as simple and efficient as possible. Curtis Kopf, an Alaska Airlines managing director who oversees the carrier's website and other e-commerce activities, will lead the new department as vice president of customer innovation.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130417/SF96... |
|04/10/13||Alaska Airlines Offers Club 49 Members Double Miles Anywhere the Carrier Flies|
|ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is offering Club 49 members double miles on all flights everywhere the carrier flies between May 17 and Sept. 3, 2013. Club 49 benefits are available to all Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members who are Alaska state residents. Residents can join the complimentary program by visiting www.alaskaair.com/club49.
"Membership in Club 49 is making travel more affordable. Last year the program saved Alaskans nearly $20 million in free c... |
|04/05/13||Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results|
|SEATTLE, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its first quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, April 25. 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 regional ... |
|04/04/13||Alaska Airlines Begins Twice-Daily Service Between Seattle and Salt Lake City|
|Introductory one-way fares on sale today for $109* for travel through June 15
SEATTLE, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today inaugurates new twice-daily service between Seattle and Salt Lake City. The carrier is offering one-way fares between the two cities for as low as $109*. To purchase tickets and view complete fare rules—including advance purchase requirements—visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).
"Our customers have... |
|04/03/13||Alaska Air Group Reports March Operational Results|
|SEATTLE, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March and first quarter 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 10.1 percent increase in traffic on a 10.9 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2012. This resulted in a 0.6-point decrease in load factor to 88.3 percent. Alaska also reported 85.5 perc... |
|03/29/13||Alaska Airlines Begins Nonstop Service Between San Diego and Boston|
|$159* one-way fare available for purchase now through April 9, for travel April 30 through June 12, 2013
SEATTLE, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launches nonstop flights today between San Diego and Boston—the sixth new city the carrier has begun serving from San Diego in the past year. To kick off the new service, the airline is offering a $159* one-way fare, which is available now through April 9 for travel from April 30 through June 12, 2013.
"We're delighted to announce ... |
|03/04/13||Alaska Air Group Reports February Operational Results|
SEATTLE, March 4, 2013 /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 6.2 percent increase in traffic on a 5.4 percent increase in capacity compared with February 2012. This resulted in a 0.6-point increase in load factor to a February record of 85.1 percent. Alas... |
|02/28/13||Alaska Airlines to Serve as Official Airline of Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race|
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will serve as the official airline sponsor of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, marking the 35th year the carrier has supported the event.
"It's a privilege to be the official airline of The Last Great Race," said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines' regional vice president – Alaska. "Each year the Iditarod brings to life an important part of the heritage of our namesake state."
As the official airline of the Iditarod, Alaska A... |
|02/27/13||Alaska Air Group Employees Earn $88 Million in Bonuses for 2012 Performance|
SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group paid annual bonuses totaling nearly a month's pay today to nearly 13,000 employees for exceeding the company's 2012 operational and financial goals. The bonus of about 8 percent of annual pay is in addition to the $1,100 in bonuses, on average, that each employee earned last year for achieving monthly on-time and customer satisfaction targets. The combined monthly and annual bonuses amounted to nearly $88 million.
"We're pleased to sha... |
|02/25/13||Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference|
SEATTLE, Feb. 25, 2013 /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 vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Defense Conference on Monday, March 4, in New York City.
The webcast will be presented live at 1:55 p.m. Eastern time. To participate, listeners should access www.... |
|02/20/13||Horizon Air Names Carl Allen Managing Director of Technical Services in Maintenance|
SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Allen has been named managing director of technical services for Horizon Air, sister airline of Alaska Airlines. Allen takes responsibility for the carrier's core engineering, technical service and fleet propulsion engineering, as well as its technical publications, maintenance and reliability programs. He is based at Horizon Air's Operations Center in Portland, Ore.
Allen is an industry veteran, having served 12 years at Alaska Airlines as well ... |
|02/19/13||Alaska Airlines Wins On-Time Performance Award Three Years in a Row|
SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FlightStats.com has named Alaska Airlines the No. 1 on-time major carrier in North America for the third year in a row. Alaska's average on-time rate for 2012 was 87.26. The average on-time performance was 79.62 percent among North American carriers.
"This award is a credit to the more than 12,000 Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who continue to meet our core promise to custome... |
|02/19/13||Alaska Airlines Names Betsy Bacon Managing Director of Cargo|
SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' Betsy Bacon has been named managing director of Alaska Air Cargo. Bacon, an eight-year veteran of the airline, previously served as director of cargo operations and compliance, where she was responsible for the airline's network of cargo centers and customer locations. Prior to that, she was regional cargo sales manager for the Pacific Northwest, representing both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
"Alaska Air Cargo has grown significant... |
|02/13/13||Alaska Airlines Gifts 1 Million Frequent Flier Miles to Make-A-Wish Hawaii|
|Public's help sought to raise another 1 million miles
HONOLULU, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To help grant the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions, Alaska Airlines is donating 1 million miles to Make-A-Wish® Hawaii. The airline also asked the community to help raise 1 million more miles. As part of the new partnership with the nonprofit, the Seattle-based airline will also donate 100 miles to Make-A-Wish for every Hawaii resident who registers for a new Mileage ... |
|02/12/13||Alaska Airlines to Add Summer Service Between Fairbanks and Portland, Ore.|
|$179* one-way fare available for purchase now through Feb. 16
SEATTLE, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will add a nonstop, daily flight between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Portland, Ore., starting June 9 through September 2, 2013. To kick off the new service, the airline is offering a $179* one-way fare, which must be purchased by Feb. 16 for travel through July 9.
"Portland is a growing hub for Alaska Airlines and this nonstop flight will provide Fairbanks residents with not onl... |
|02/11/13||Horizon Air Passenger Service Agents Ratify Three-Year Contract|
|Agreement covers employees in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air passenger service agents in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., who are represented by the Canadian Auto Workers, have ratified a new three-year contract. All of the 44 agents at the two airports who participated in the ratification vote approved the contract, which expires on Feb. 14, 2016.
"The negotiating teams worked hard to achieve an agreement that we thought worked well for both C... |
|02/07/13||Alaska Airlines Takes Next Step in FAA Authorization for Paine Field Flights|
SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to add Paine Field in Everett, Wash., as an authorized airport for the carrier's operations. This is a required step if the carrier were to begin jet service out of the regional airport at some point in the future. As required by its application, Alaska Airlines is providing the FAA with a proposed schedule over the next five years that could include 28 round-trip jet flights a week.
|02/05/13||Alaska Air Group Reports January Operational Results|
SEATTLE, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results for its mainline and consolidated operations. Detailed information is provided below.
ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE
Alaska reported an 11.8 percent increase in traffic on a 12.2 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2012. This resulted in a 0.2-point decrease in load factor to 83.4 percent. Alaska also reported a record 86.7 percent of its flights arrived on time in... |
|02/04/13||American Airlines And Alaska Airlines Expand Codeshare Agreement|
|FORT WORTH, Texas and SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --American Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced today that the two airlines are strengthening their relationship by adding new codeshare routes that will offer customers even more choices and benefits when traveling throughout the United States. The codeshare flights are available for purchase today for travel beginning Feb. 7, 2013.
The codeshare expansion will allow American to place its code on 22 new Alaska routes that p... |
|01/24/13||Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results|
|Employees earn $88 million in incentive pay
SEATTLE, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Highlights and achievements:
Record fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $50 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, compared to $37 million, or $0.51 per diluted share. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $0.71 per share.
Record full-year net income, excluding special items, of $339 million, or $4.73 per diluted share, compared to $287 million... |
|01/23/13||Alaska Airlines Names Torque Zubeck Managing Director of Financial Planning and Analysis|
SEATTLE, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' Torque Zubeck has been named managing director of financial planning and analysis. Zubeck, a 13-year veteran of the airline, previously served as managing director of Alaska Air Cargo. Prior to that, Zubeck held positions in marketing/planning, financial planning and managed the commercial relationships with Alaska Airlines' codeshare partners.
"Torque has a strong finance background. Coupled with his extensive knowledge of Alaska Airl... |
|01/22/13||Horizon Air Names Mary Hefty Managing Director of Station Operations|
SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' Mary Hefty has been named managing director of station operations for Horizon Air, where she is responsible for airport and customer service operations in 31 cities spanning California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Canada and Mexico.
An 18-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, Hefty most recently served as director of customer service-airports in the carrier's Western Region. Her experience with the airline has also inclu... |
|01/18/13||Alaska Airlines Opening Flight Attendant Base in San Diego|
SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will open a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1. Between 150 and 200 flight attendants are expected to fly out of San Diego, Alaska's fifth base in its network, which will save the carrier more than $1 million annually in travel-related costs.
"This is an exciting time for us," said Andy Schneider, Alaska Airlines' vice president of inflight services. "As one of our fastest-growing cities, the time was right to open a base in ... |
|01/17/13||Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Members Can Book Award Travel on Emirates|
|Earn Triple Miles on Emirates Between Seattle and Dubai starting Feb. 1.
SEATTLE, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Emirates today announced enhanced frequent flier award benefits, enabling members to now redeem awards for travel in each others' programs. Members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan and Emirates' Skywards programs have already been able to earn miles on a reciprocal basis since the airlines' partnership began in March 2012.
"We're delighted to now offer our Mil... |
|01/15/13||Alaska Airlines Names Constance von Muehlen Managing Director of Airframe, Engine and Component MRO|
SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has promoted Constance von Muehlen to managing director of airframe, engine and component maintenance repair and overhaul. In her role within the airline's Maintenance & Engineering Division, von Muehlen will lead maintenance teams, supplier operations associated with products, and Alaska's materials and stores organization.
A veteran who flew Black Hawk helicopters in the U.S. Army, von Muehlen previously served as Alaska Airlines'... |
|01/10/13||16-year-old Honolulu Student Wins 'Paint-the-Plane' Contest|
HONOLULU, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today that Aaron Nee, 16, of Honolulu is the winner of the "Spirit of the Islands" Paint-the-Plane contest. His artwork will adorn an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 aircraft honoring the unique culture of the Aloha State. As the grand prize winner, Nee will also receive a trip for four to any of the carrier's destinations and a $5,000 scholarship.
Known for his artistic ability and interest in graphic design and athletics, Ne... |
|01/09/13||Horizon Air Pilots Ratify Six-Year Contract|
SEATTLE, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that the carrier's 610 pilots ratified an agreement to extend the current contract for three years, creating a new six-year pact. Among pilots who voted, 77 percent approved ratification.
"The fact that the extension was achieved three years before the contract became amendable demonstrates the effectiveness of our sincerely collaborative approach with our union-represented workg... |
|01/04/13||Alaska Air Group Reports December and Year-End Operational Results|
SEATTLE, Jan. 4, 2013 /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 an 8.4 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared with December 2011. This resulted in a 1.1-point decrease in load factor to 86.3 percent. Alaska also reported 83.3 p... |
|01/02/13||Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results|
SEATTLE , Jan. 2, 2013 /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 2012 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 24. 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 ... |