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03/22/17Alaska Airlines and Virgin America share vision for the future
Brand will be defined as warm and welcoming, with a modern, West Coast-inspired vibe SEATTLE, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today shared their vision for the future of the combined carrier, as the company solidifies its status as the West Coast's premier airline. After careful consideration, the combined company will adopt Alaska's name and logo, retiring the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019. However, the com... 
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03/21/17Alaska Air Group to hold investor day on March 29
SEATTLE, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., Virgin America Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will hold an investor day on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 in New York. Remarks by company management will begin approximately at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time/11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to the presentation and question-and-answer period via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, togeth... 
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03/20/17Alaska Airlines adds Europe's Condor Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner
New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Europe SEATTLE, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Condor flies nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany from Seattle; San Diego; Las Vegas, Portland, Oregon, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Starting in June, Co... 
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03/15/17Alaska Airlines' California growth continues, adding six new nonstop routes from San Diego
Alaska is the fastest-growing airline in San Diego with 40 daily departures to 28 destinations Update: Previous version of news release issued contained an incorrect start date for San Diego-Omaha route. SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced increased investment in Southern California by adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport. New nonstop service includes daily flights to Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Kansas... 
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03/14/17Alaska Airlines inaugurates new flights from San Jose, California and Portland, Oregon
Carrier continues to grow its presence, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SAN JOSE, Calif., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates non-stop service in three new markets this week—San Jose, Calif. to Newark, New Jersey, which began on March 12; San Jose, Calif. to Burbank, Calif. beginning on March 16; and Portland, Ore. to Orlando, Florida also beginning on March 16. Flights between San Jose and Newark and Portland and Orlando operate on... 
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03/10/17Alaska Air Group reports February 2017 operational results
SEATTLE, March 10, 2017 /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 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 in 2017 significantly ... 
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03/09/17Alaska Airlines announces 13 new nonstop routes from the Bay Area
New destinations mark the single largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the single largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history. With the additional flights, Alaska Airlines and Virgi... 
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03/02/17Alaska Airlines awarded slots to serve Mexico City from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego
Alaska further solidifies position as the West Coast go-to airline by adding Mexico City service from California hubs SEATTLE, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines coveted slots at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego with flights starting this summer. Tickets and flight schedule details will be announced at a later date, following final government approval. "We are... 
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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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