2017 News releases

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02/22/17Alaska Airlines and UNCF partner to expand college access nationwide
UNCF receives 1-million-mile gift to jump-start the organization's Charity Miles account with Alaska Airlines. SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named UNCF (United Negro College Fund) its newest Charity Miles partner, launching the partnership with a gift of one million frequent flier miles. UNCF is the national leader in the effort to expand college access for African-American and other minority students. Since the organization's founding in 1944, UNC... 
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02/16/17Alaska Airlines names new chief information officer, new vice president finance and controller and promotes two to managing director
SEATTLE, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines board of directors named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry vice president of finance and controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services, where she led the team helping American Airlines integrate its IT systems.  Prior to that she worked 20 years at United Airlines in progressive roles from programmer to senior m... 
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02/10/17Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees receive $100 million in bonuses
SEATTLE, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving $100 million in bonuses today, following Wednesday's record fourth quarter and record full-year earnings announcement. For most employees, this equates to more than 8 percent of their annual pay in 2016. The company's annual bonus, called Performance Based Pay (PBP), is determined by meeting or exceeding specific company-wide goals for safety, customer satisfaction, cos... 
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02/09/17Alaska Air Group reports January 2017 operational results
SEATTLE, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc., (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon) and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and Peninsula Airlines (Regional). Winter storms significantly impacted the operational per... 
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02/08/17Alaska Air Group reports fourth quarter 2016 and full-year results and raises dividend 9%
SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Acquisition of Virgin America Inc.: Air Group completed its acquisition of Virgin America Inc. ("Virgin America") on Dec. 14, 2016. Fourth quarter 2016 results reflect the results of operations and cash flows for Virgin America from Dec. 14, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016, including the impacts associated with purchase accounting. Periods presented prior to the acquisition date do not include Virgin America's results, except in the supplementary combi... 
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02/01/17Alaska Airlines announces new service between Orange County, California and Albuquerque
New daily flights to start August 18 SEATTLE, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin daily, nonstop-service from Orange County's John Wayne Airport to Albuquerque starting Aug. 18. "We are pleased to bring low fares and another new nonstop destination to our guests in Southern California," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "With this addition, Alaska will offer 21 peak, daily departures to nine destinations from John Wayne Airport, including L... 
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01/20/17Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., Virgin America Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2016 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. 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 Virgin America and its re... 
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01/11/17Alaska Airlines announces new seasonal flights from Portland, Oregon to Baltimore, Milwaukee and Philadelphia this summer, and year-round service to Albuquerque
SEATTLE, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is bringing four new markets to customers in the Rose City. New seasonal service will include Portland-Philadelphia starting May 22; Portland-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting June 5; and Portland-Baltimore starting June 6. New nonstop service between Portland-Albuquerque will start Aug. 18 and operate year-round. "We're super excited to launch four new nonstop daily routes from Portland, further enhancing our offerings for our guests in th... 
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01/10/17Alaska Air Group Reports December 2016 and Full-Year Operational Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December and full-year operational results on a combined basis, for its subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Virgin America Inc., (Virgin America), 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's acquisition of Virgin America took place o... 
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01/06/17Alaska Airlines kicks off new year with new in-flight amenities, including Free Chat™ from any smartphone
Airline also introducing Premium Class, free movies* and more beverage options SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot on the heels of its acquisition of California-based airline Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is debuting a complimentary new service to help fliers stay connected with friends and loved ones on the ground. Beginning today, guests on Alaska's Gogo-equipped flights can use iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger to send greetings from 35,000 feet - for free. ... 
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01/05/17Alaska Airlines launches first West Coast commercial air service to Havana
California and Washington tourism and trade delegation explore Cuba's capital LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today launched the first regularly scheduled U.S. commercial flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. "LAX is America's gateway to the world — and today, an exciting new chapter in U.S.-Cuba relations begins at our airport," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "I am thrilled to see the first-ever commercial flight from the Wes... 
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