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12/16/15Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport
Biofuel use for all Sea-Tac flights to reduce carbon emissions and support aviation biofuel development in Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE:ALK] and Boeing [NYSE:BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first U.S. airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to incorporate aviati... 
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12/15/15Alaska Airlines Files Motion in SeaTac Proposition 1 Legal Challenge
Alaska and other parties ask trial court to examine initiative's impact to airport operations SEATTLE, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Filo Foods, BF Foods and the Washington Restaurant Association today filed a motion in King County Superior Court asking the trial court to hear evidence on whether the City of SeaTac's Proposition 1 ordinance interferes with the Port of Seattle's authority to run the airport. In August, the Washington state Supreme Court issued its opinion o... 
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12/03/15Alaska Airlines to Introduce a New Premium Class Section
New upgrade choice will offer an elevated flight experience NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at its annual Investor Day, Alaska Airlines announced plans to roll-out a Premium Class section. Beginning in late 2016, the new upgrade option will provide more legroom and other perks to customers. Customers who upgrade to Premium Class will get priority boarding and enjoy three to four inches more legroom compared with a standard coach seat. In addition, Alaska Airlines plans to off... 
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12/02/15Let Alaska Airlines Give You a Lift to the Lift with New Routes, Free Skiing
Alaska Airlines launches new flights to Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado; resumes seasonal flights to Steamboat Springs, Mammoth and Sun Valley SEATTLE , Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Powder hounds will be saying "I fly Alaska" this ski and snowboard season when they fly Alaska Airlines to the West's top ski destinations - and enjoy steep discounts when they get there. Alaska launches its new seasonal Los Angeles – Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado, flights on Dec. 16, a... 
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12/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports November 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported November and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 13.0 percent increase in traffic on a 13.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2014. Load factor decreased 0.6 points to 81.7 percent. These statistics include flights op... 
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12/01/15Alaska Airlines Names New Vice President of Labor Relations
SEATTLE, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named 20-year airline maintenance and operations veteran Greg Mays vice president of labor relations. In his new role Mays will be responsible for all labor matters at Alaska Airlines and lead the collective bargaining process for the airline. He will officially transition to the position on Jan. 15, 2016. "This is an incredibly critical role in our strategy and overall business. At Alaska Airlines, we pride ourselves on our outstandin... 
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11/30/15Alaska Air Group to hold Investor Day on December 3
SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will hold an investor day on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 in New York.  Remarks by company management will begin approximately at 9 a.m. Pacific time/12 p.m. Eastern time.  Interested parties may listen to the presentation and question-and-answer period via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (... 
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11/27/15Cyber Monday Arriving Early: Alaska Airlines' Biggest Sale of the Year Begins Sunday
SEATTLE, Nov. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines customers don't have to wait for Cyber Monday to enjoy some of the airline's best deals of the year. "We can't reveal any of the details yet, but we promise you will find amazing deals to inspiring places," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "Mark your calendars now, because our biggest sale of the year is just two days away." The sale kicks off Sunday at 5 p.m. PST, at alaskaair.com. Don't forget to tell the... 
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11/16/15Alaska Airlines Continues to Grow Seattle Hub with New Charleston Service
SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is expanding its Seattle hub with new service from Seattle to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is the seventh new city the carrier has added this year, following last month's start of service from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham. A popular destination for both business and pleasure, Charleston has rich history while being a major business hub for companies worldwide.  Summary of new Seattle-Charleston service: Start... 
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11/09/15Alaska Airlines Rated #1 Fuel Efficient U.S. Carrier for Fifth Year in a Row
Young, Fuel-efficient Fleet, Innovative Technology Lead to #1 Ranking SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines ranked No. 1 in fuel efficiency for U.S. airlines, in a report released recently by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent, nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C.  This is the fifth year in a row that Alaska has ranked No. 1. Alaska led all 13 major U.S. carriers as the most fuel-efficient airline operating in the ... 
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11/09/15Alaska Airlines Completes International Safety Audit
SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced that it has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association's Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry for 10 years, since 2006. "Alaska Airlines is focused on a culture of safety. Our top priority every day on every flight is to operate safely for our customers and our employees," said Alaska CEO Brad Tilden. "I'm proud of our 15,000 ... 
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11/05/15Alaska Begins New Routes Today Connecting Key Cities in California, Oregon, Idaho, Texas
Fares start at $59* LAX-Monterey and $79* Eugene-San Jose SEATTLE, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today began flying four new routes that enhance its West Coast network. The new routes are between: Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas; Eugene, Oregon, and San Jose, California; Los Angeles and Monterey, California; and Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada. Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares starting at $59 between LAX and Monterey; $79 between Eugene and San Jose; and $89 b... 
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11/04/15Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on December 3, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of Nov. 17, 2015. 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... 
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11/04/15Alaska Air Group Announces New General Counsel
SEATTLE, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has elected Kyle Levine vice president of legal and general counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2016. As part of a planned succession in Alaska's legal division, Levine will succeed Herman Wacker, who currently holds the position and is also chief compliance officer. "Herman's wisdom, steady leadership and good judgment have been invaluable to the company," said Alaska CEO Brad Tilden. "We wish Herman the v... 
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11/03/15Alaska Air Group Reports October 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 12.0 percent increase in traffic on a 12.9 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2014. Load factor decreased 0.7 points to 82.3 percent. These statistics include flights oper... 
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11/03/15Alaska Airlines Announces New Flights from Orange County to Santa Rosa and Reno/Tahoe
Fares start at $79* for new service starting next spring SEATTLE, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will add new service from Orange County, California to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California and Reno/Tahoe, Nevada starting March 16, 2016. "These new routes will bring low fares and an elevated flight experience to our valued Los Angeles area customers," said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines' vice president of capacity planning. "With the addition of Santa Rosa and Reno, Alaska will ... 
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11/02/15Alaska Air Cargo ships ornaments from Alaska to District of Columbia for the Capitol Christmas Tree
Ornaments will decorate this year's tree from the Chugach National Forest ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo is shipping more than 4,000 ornaments from the state of Alaska to the District of Columbia today, in support of the 2015 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree program, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service-Chugach National Forest and Choose Outdoors. The colorful hand-decorated ornaments will be used to decorate the Capitol Christmas Tree displayed on th... 
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11/02/15Alaska Airlines Begins Flying to Costa Rica
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurated new service between Los Angeles International Airport and Costa Rica's two major international airports, further strengthening the airline's southern California focus city. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, started Saturday and Sunday respectively, and is the first international destination Alaska has launched since 1991, when the Seattle-based airline i... 
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10/26/15Emirates Announces Codeshare Agreement with Alaska Airlines
Enhancements include lounge access and more connections across North America DUBAI, U.A.E, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Emirates today announced a new codeshare and lounge agreement with Alaska Airlines (AS). Pending governmental approval, Emirates will begin marketing up to 300 daily Alaska Airlines flights, which will give customers the simplicity of purchasing connecting flights on both airlines using one reservation, and a seamless ticketing, check-in, boarding and baggage check expe... 
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10/22/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record Third Quarter 2015 Results
SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record third quarter net income, excluding special items, of $277 million, a 39% increase over the third quarter of 2014. Reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.16 per diluted share, a 47% increase over the third quarter of 2014 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $2.10 per share. Earned net income for the third quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $274 million, or... 
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10/20/15Alaska Airlines Announces New Seattle Board Room, Expanded Partner Lounge Access for Board Room Members
SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Board Room members and full-fare first class fliers passing through Sea-Tac International Airport's North Satellite terminal will have a new place to relax when Alaska's second Seattle Board Room opens next month. "Our members have been eagerly anticipating the addition of a North Satellite Board Room. We're pleased to soon be able to offer our members a sanctuary from the hu... 
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10/13/15Alaska Airlines Partners with Honor Flight to take Veterans to Memorials in Wash. D.C.
Veterans will return Oct. 17 to Hero's Welcome at Ted Stevens International Airport ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-three veterans from the state of Alaska are traveling to Washington, D.C., today to view their memorials for the first time, thanks to a partnership between Alaska Airlines and Last Frontier Honor Flight program. The veterans who served their country during World War II, the Korean War and through the Alaska Territorial Guard will enjoy a four-night, f... 
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10/09/15Alaska Airlines Starts Service from Orange County to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Fares as Low as $129* One Way to Celebrate the New Service. SEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are year-round and will operate three times a week. To celebrate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $129* for tickets purchased by Oct. 15, for travel through Feb. 9, 2016. "Alaska Airlines has long been the leading carrier from the LA Basin to... 
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10/08/15Alaska Airlines Starts Service from Orange County to Los Cabos, Mexico
Fares as Low as $139* One Way to Celebrate the New Service. SEATTLE, Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos, Mexico. The flights are year-round and will operate four-times a week. To celebrate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $139* for tickets purchased by Oct. 15, for travel through Feb. 9, 2016. "We're thrilled to enhance our Orange County, California service to the sun an... 
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10/06/15Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its third quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, October 22, 2015.  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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10/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports September 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported September and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.0 percent increase in traffic on a 10.3 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2014. This resulted in a 0.3 point decrease in load factor to 81.6 percent. These statistics ... 
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10/01/15Alaska Airlines Continues to Grow Seattle Hub with New Raleigh/Durham Service
SEATTLE, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is expanding its Seattle hub today with the start of new service from the Emerald City to Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Raleigh is the sixth new city the carrier has added this year, following last month's start of service from Seattle to Nashville and New York City's JFK. Summary of new Seattle-Raleigh/Durham service: Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Oct. 1 Seattle-R... 
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09/30/15Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Loyalty
SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Butz has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of loyalty, overseeing Mileage Plan, Alaska Airlines Credit Card program and customer communications. "Ryan comes with extensive customer relationship management experience from Verizon, T-Mobile and Microsoft.  He's a strong leader and is very passionate about the customer and delivering results," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska Airlines vice president of marketing. Prior to joining Alaska Airl... 
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09/23/15Alaska Airlines Begins Nonstop Service Between Nashville and Seattle
SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service between Nashville and Seattle, increasing the number of nonstop destinations from its Seattle hub to 84 - twice as many as Alaska's nearest competitor. "Our new nonstop flight between Seattle and Nashville connects two of the country's largest and most popular music capitals," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning. "Loyal Pacific Northwest customers will enjoy our convenient sc... 
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09/23/15Alaska Airlines and Icelandair Announce Codeshare and Frequent Flier Partnership Agreement
New agreement gives the airlines' customers seamless travel to/from Europe SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Icelandair have entered into a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will give customers easier connections and more ways to earn benefits when flying between the U.S. and Europe. With the new codeshare agreement, to take effect Nov. 1 pending government approval, customers flying on Alaska Airlines and Icelandair will enjoy seamless ... 
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09/22/15Alaska Airlines Announces its Annual PFD Sale for Alaska Residents
One-way fares available for as low as $79 for travel through May 2016* SEATTLE, Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launches its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale today, with discounts on air travel for residents of the 49th state. The one-way PFD fares are valid for travel within and to/from Alaska starting Oct. 13, 2015, through May 24, 2016. For the first time this year, Alaska Airlines is also offering members of its Club 49 program an extra 1,000 bonus miles for each r... 
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09/18/15Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Seattle Airport Operations
SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named 25-year Alaska Airlines employee Wayne Newton managing director of its Seattle station, overseeing the day-to-day operations at its largest hub. Newton replaces John Ladner, who moved into the role of managing director of fleet, standards and operational control on Sept. 1. "With an average of 165 daily peak-season departures, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is the busiest airport in our network," said Jeff Butler, Alaska ... 
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09/17/15Alaska Airlines Appoints New Managing Director of Fleet, Standards and Operational Control
SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named 26-year aviation veteran John Ladner managing director of fleet, standards and operational control, a position he previously held from 2010-2011. In his new role Ladner will define the standards by which Alaska operates company aircraft and qualifies pilots, and validate that those standards are being followed. Ladner replaces Tom Kemp, who was recently promoted to vice president of flight operations. "At Alaska we strive for o... 
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09/16/15Alaska Airlines Begins Nonstop Service from Seattle to New York City
Fly with double miles* on Alaska's new redeye to the city that never sleeps SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service from Seattle to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport tonight, offering double miles* for Alaska Airline Mileage Plan™ members for a limited time. Customers must travel between Sept. 16 and Oct. 28, 2015, to take advantage of the double miles offer. "Our new non-stop service to JFK from Seattle provides our Pacific North... 
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09/09/15Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service Between Los Angeles and Baltimore
Fly with fares as low as $134* and double miles** to the nation's capital SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Baltimore today, offering introductory one-way fares of $134.* Customers must purchase their tickets by Sept. 18 and travel by Nov. 18, 2015 to take advantage of the introductory fare. "Our new non-stop Los Angeles-Baltimore service provides our Southern California customers easy access to this historic Mid-A... 
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09/08/15Russell Wilson Extends Partnership with Alaska Airlines to Remain Chief Football Officer for Five More Years
Airline also debuts three brand-new TV commercials starring Wilson, brings back away game flight deals SEATTLE, Sep. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson today announced that Wilson has extended his exclusive, multi-year partnership as the airline's Chief Football Officer. The airline is also debuting three brand-new television commercials starring Wilson, that air for the first time during Sunday's game. "Russell Wilson and Alaska Airlines go to... 
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09/03/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Cowen & Company 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference
SEATTLE, Sept. 3, 2015 /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 executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the Cowen & Company 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference at 9:20 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Wed., Sept. 9, 2015 in Boston.   To participate, listeners should access the "Investors Inform... 
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09/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports August 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Sept. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.0 percent increase in traffic on a 7.7 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2014. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flights operate... 
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08/19/15Alaska Air Group Names Brooke DeBay Managing Director of Audit Programs
SEATTLE, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has named Brooke DeBay managing director of audit programs. DeBay will oversee internal audit, the internal evaluation program and enterprise risk management for both airlines. DeBay joined Alaska Airlines in 2007 in the Internal Audit Department and served as internal auditor, lead internal auditor, internal audit manager and, since 2010, as director of internal audit. "Brooke ... 
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08/11/15Alaska Airlines' Annual Fall Fare Sale Begins Now
One-way fares as low as $59 through Aug. 17* SEATTLE , Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska's annual fall fare sale kicks off today, with steep discounts on popular routes throughout North America. One-way fares start at $59 and include new and popular destinations like Albuquerque, New Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Honolulu, Hawaii.* Visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial... 
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08/06/15Alaska Air Group announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
Board of directors also declares quarterly dividend SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a share repurchase program authorizing the company to buy back up to $1 billion of its common stock. This is the largest repurchase program in the airline's history, representing 10 percent of the stock market capitalization of the company. The board also declared a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share payable on Sept. 1 to s... 
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08/05/15Alaska Airlines' Frequent Fliers Gain Access to Significantly Expanded American Airlines Network
Board Room members welcome at all Admirals Club lounges starting Aug. 15 SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan now have access to book nearly 3,000 more daily flights on partner American Airlines following the most recent phase of the airline's reservation system migration, which will bring all US Airways flights under the American code this fall. On Oct. 17, Mileage Plan members will enjoy seamless access to the world's largest airline and have even mo... 
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08/04/15Alaska Air Group Reports July 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.4 percent increase in traffic on a 6.9 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2014. Load factor decreased 0.4 points to 88.1 percent. These statistics include flights operated by ... 
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07/30/15Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Flying from Portland to Three Midwest Cities
Introductory one-way fares starting as low as $139 for tickets purchased by Aug. 5* SEATTLE, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop service from its Portland, Oregon, hub to three Midwest metropolises including Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Nebraska, starting Feb. 18, 2016. The routes are in addition to new Portland – Austin, Texas service the carrier announced last month. "We continue to expand our Portland service portfolio with new non-... 
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07/28/15Russell Wilson Leads Team to Victory in Alaska Plane Pull
SEATTLE, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson led his team to victory this morning in the Alaska Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer. Funds raised at today's event go directly to research in immunotherapy treatments developed by the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute. In clinical trials, this breakthrough treatment has had a 91 percent success rate. Since the launch of Strong Against Cance... 
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07/23/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results
SEATTLE, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record second quarter net income, excluding special items, of $230 million, a 46% increase over the second quarter of 2014. Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.76 per diluted share, a 56% increase over the second quarter of 2014 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.73 per share. Earned net income for the second quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $234 million ... 
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07/22/15Alaska Airlines adds Hainan Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner
Alaska Raising the Bar to Allow Frequent Flier Members to Travel and Earn Miles to All Corners of the Globe SEATTLE, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is enhancing its unique partner portfolio in Mileage PlanTM by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines. Hainan operates a modern fleet to over 90 destinations throughout the world. From Seattle, Hainan flies nonstop to Beijing and Shanghai, and offers an extensive network throughout China, including several top destinations for P... 
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07/07/15Joel McHale, Russell Wilson to Compete in Alaska Airlines Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer
SEATTLE, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Seattle celebrities are going head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer. On July 28, Alaska's Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson and Joel McHale, star of Yahoo!'s Community and E!'s The Soup, will captain two teams competing to see which can pull a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25 feet in the shortest amount of time. "Alaska and Russell have been partnering to support Strong Against Cancer since its beginning. Over the past eight ... 
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07/02/15Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  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 r... 
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07/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports June 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported June and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.9 percent increase in traffic on a 7.2 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2014. This resulted in a 0.2 point decrease in load factor to 86.7 percent. These statistics include flight... 
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07/01/15Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Seattle and Oklahoma City, and Portland and St. Louis
Expanded service operated by SkyWest Airlines on new Embraer 175 aircraft SEATTLE, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Airlines today inaugurates service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis. "We're excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St. Louis," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "The E175 is n... 
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07/01/15Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Checked Bag with Every Flight for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Cardholders*
Popular promotion launched earlier this year, today becomes ongoing card benefit SEATTLE, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it is doing away with the standard fee for the first checked bag for Alaska Airlines Visa Signature consumer cardholders. "This is a benefit our customers have been asking for," said Sangita Woerner, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "Today we're thrilled to announce that our Visa Signature consumer cardholders and their friends and f... 
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06/30/15Report Shows Benefits of 'Greener Skies' approaches at Sea-Tac Airport
Comprehensive 'Greener Skies over Seattle' report reveals significant environmental benefits SEATTLE, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1 metric ton, every time one of its planes land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using new, operations-enhancing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures. That's the equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide prod... 
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06/30/15Alaska Airlines Announces New Regional Flying from Los Angeles, Boise
Inaugural fares as low as $79 and $119 one-way* SEATTLE, June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced two new routes from Los Angeles, and one new route from Boise, Idaho. New daily roundtrip service between Los Angeles and Monterey, California; and Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada begin Nov. 5. A new seasonal flight between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte will shuttle skiers and snowboarders from California to Colorado starting in December. "We continue to invest in... 
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06/15/15SkyWest Adds Eight Embraer E175s to Fleet, Replacing Older Regional Jets for Alaska Airlines Flying
Inflight amenities include Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment ST. GEORGE, Utah, June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest Airlines announced today that they will purchase eight new, dual-class Embraer E175 jets to fly for Alaska Airlines. The new planes, to be delivered in 2016, will replace eight older regional jets SkyWest currently flies for the Seattle-based carrier. The announcement comes the same month SkyWest takes ownership of the first of seven E175s purchased last fall to be flown f... 
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06/11/15Alaska Airlines Announces Fare Sale for New Costa Rica Flights, Fares as low as $249 one way from Los Angeles*
SEATTLE, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines began selling tickets today on newly-announced routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, subject to approval by the Costa Rican civil aviation authorities. To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from... 
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06/09/15Alaska Airlines Names David Kuhl Vice President of Information Technology Services
SEATTLE, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named experienced Information Technology executive David Kuhl its new vice president of IT services. Kuhl has more than 30 years of experience in the field of IT, most recently as vice president of Corporate IT at Expedia where he led technology for contact centers, financial systems, HR and collaboration, as well as end-user services. Prior to his six years at Expedia, Kuhl led IT teams at Microsoft and AT&T Wireless/Cingular ... 
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06/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports May 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 10.4 percent increase in traffic on a 12.0 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2014. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 84.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Al... 
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06/01/15Alaska Airlines to Add New Portland-Austin and Eugene-San Jose Flying This Fall
SEATTLE, June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden announced today during a keynote speech at the JumpStart Air Service Development conference that Alaska will add new flying between Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas, and Eugene, Oregon, and San Jose, California, beginning Nov. 5. "San Jose and Austin are two of our most requested cities from our customers in the Willamette Valley," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "We're excited to add the L... 
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05/27/15Alaska Airlines Names Derek Chang Managing Director of Brand Experience
SEATTLE, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named brand and product marketing expert Derek Chang its new managing director of brand experience. Chang will head Alaska's branding efforts at its airports, in its Board Rooms and onboard its planes, defining and executing how the brand comes to life for the airline's growing customer base. Chang previously led marketing innovation at Starbucks where he developed its rewards program and digital innovation strategy for its consumer ... 
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05/21/15Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations
SEATTLE, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will retire from the airline on June 30. Kemp is a 31-year veteran with more than 16,000 hours of flight time. During his career at Alaska, Kemp has served in a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. As the director of operations and managing director of ... 
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05/20/15Alaska Air Group Reduced its Emissions Intensity by 30 percent over the past 10 years; 2014 Accomplishments Detailed in Third Annual Sustainability Report
SEATTLE, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004 — the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road for a year. Additionally, Air Group reported record financial results, enabling it to invest in local communities a... 
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05/15/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Wolfe Research 8th Annual Global Transports Conference
SEATTLE, May 15, 2015 /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 Wolfe Research 8th Annual Global Transportation Conference at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in New York. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Information" section of www.alaskaair.com/investors  sever... 
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05/15/15Alaska Air Cargo Delivers 18,000 Pounds of Wild Copper River Salmon to Seattle
Seattle's top chefs compete in sixth annual Copper Chef Cook-off SEATTLE, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A fish-filled Alaska Airlines jet touched down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6 a.m. today, carrying 18,000 pounds of wild Alaska Copper River salmon — about 4,500 more pounds than the weight of a Learjet 31. A second plane carrying an additional 30,000 pounds is scheduled to arrive in Seattle around 10:20 a.m. Today officially marks the start of the salmon season that... 
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05/14/15Alaska Airlines Eases Travel with Debut of Preferred Plus Seating Selection
SEATTLE, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers who like a little extra legroom now have more choices when flying Alaska Airlines, with the launch of Preferred Plus seating. Starting today, the bulkhead and exit row seats will be available to all customers for paid upgrades after Mileage Plan MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75k members have had an opportunity to reserve them. Preferred Plus upgrades begin at $15 plus tax, and include a complimentary cocktail or glass of wine or beer, up to eight ... 
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05/13/15J.D. Power Study Ranks Alaska Airlines Highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for Eighth Straight Year
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also receives top ranking in airline loyalty/rewards satisfaction report SEATTLE, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the eighth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2015 North America Airline Satisfaction Studysm. The organization also announced today that travelers ranked Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan highest in overall customer satisfaction for the second consecutive year in i... 
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05/12/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference
SEATTLE, May 12, 2015 /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 executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference at 10:40 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Info... 
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05/11/15Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
SEATTLE, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on June 4 to all shareholders of record as of May 21, 2015. Dividends are financed from operating cash flow and cash on hand. Air Group initiated a quarterly dividend in August 2013. The dividend was increased by 25 percent in 2014 and increased by an additional 60 percent to 20 cents per share in 2015. Ala... 
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05/04/15Alaska Air Group Reports April 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP Air Group reported a 9.8 percent increase in traffic on a 13.2 percent increase in capacity compared to April 2014. Load factor decreased 2.5 points to 83.6 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and those unde... 
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04/30/15Alaska Airlines Says 'Hola' To Costa Rica
Carrier adds new flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and Baltimore starting Sept. 9 SEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will chart new territory this fall when it adds new service between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports, further strengthening its southern California focus city. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 respectively, and are... 
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04/28/15Alaska grows Seattle hub with nonstop service to Charleston, Nashville and Raleigh/Durham
Nonstop flights begin this fall, introductory fares starting at $139* and $159* now on sale SEATTLE, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Seattle's hometown airline, is growing again with non-stop service from its Seattle hub to Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina beginning fall 2015. "Our loyal customers tell us they want new and exciting non-stop destinations, and we are listening," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president ... 
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04/23/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record First Quarter 2015 Results
SEATTLE, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record first quarter net income, excluding special items, of $149 million - a 67% increase over the first quarter of 2014. Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.12 per diluted share, a 75% increase over the first quarter of 2014 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.10 per share. Earned net income for the first quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $149 million or... 
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04/06/15Alaska Air Group to Announce First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
SEATTLE, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its first quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, April 23, 2015.  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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04/02/15Seattle Mariners & Alaska Airlines Help Make Wishes Come True For Kids
Continuation of long partnership will benefit Make-A-Wish® SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every time a Seattle Mariners player hits a home run at Safeco Field during the 2015 season, Alaska Airlines will donate air miles to Make-A-Wish® of Alaska and Washington to help make "Wishes" come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The Home Runs for Wishes program is part of Alaska Airlines' long-term role as the exclusive domestic airline of the Seattle Mariners. ... 
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04/02/15Alaska Air Group makes list of Top 100 'best employers'
SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes has ranked Alaska Air Group in the Top 100 in its annual "best employer" list, which ranks 500 U.S. companies based on a survey of American workers. Air Group, the parent company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, was ranked 93. "We're thrilled to not only have made Forbes' list for the first time, but also to have been ranked in the Top 100 list of best employers," said Tammy Young, vice president of human resources for Alaska Airlines. "Alaska... 
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04/02/15Alaska Air Group Reports March 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /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. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported an 11.2 percent increase in traffic on a 12.4 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2014. This resulted in a 1.0 point decrease in load factor to 86.1 percent. These statistics includ... 
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03/31/15/C O R R E C T I O N -- Alaska Airlines/
In the news release, Alaska Airlines launches fare sale for new flights from Orange County to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, issued 31-Mar-2015 by Alaska Airlines over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the sub-headline should read "Introductory one-way fares as low as $138 available for service starting in October*" rather than "Introductory one-way fares as low as $144 available for service starting in October*"; and the second paragraph, first sentence should read "Alaska... 
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03/31/15Alaska Airlines launches fare sale for new flights from Orange County to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Introductory one-way fares as low as $144 available for service starting in October* SEATTLE, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- California sun seekers who pine for pristine beaches and authentic Mexican cuisine can now book travel on Alaska Airlines' new nonstop flights from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pending approval from the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline will begin service in early October. Alaska is offering int... 
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03/18/15Alaska to fly from Boise to Spokane - its eighth nonstop city
Alaska CEO Brad Tilden speaks to Boise Chamber of Commerce about 'great employees,' 'great customers,' and the airline's commitment to the Gem State SEATTLE, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines CEO and President Brad Tilden announced during an address at the Boise Chamber of Commerce today that Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Washington, starting Aug. 24, 2015. To celebrate the new service, Alaska is offering fares starting at ... 
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03/11/15Alaska offers three-peat to D.C., with new nonstop flights between Seattle and Dulles
Travelers can earn Mileage Plan double miles on flights through April 22* SEATTLE, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, today launched nonstop daily service between Seattle and Dulles International Airport. With the addition of Dulles, Alaska customers now have nonstop access to three Washington D.C.-area airports from Seattle, as Alaska also serves Reagan National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport.   "Alaska has the most non-stop... 
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03/10/15Alaska Airlines Seeks Government Approval to Begin Service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin two nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC). The planned year-round service will operate thrice-weekly between Orange County and Puerto Vallarta and four-times weekly between Orange County and Los Cabos. "We're... 
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03/10/15Start Spreadin' the News--Alaska to Fly from Seattle to JFK
More Flights to the 'City That Doesn't Sleep' Starting at $ 149*, and Double Miles** SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is launching daily nonstop service from Seattle to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Sept. 16. The new service complements Alaska's existing twice-daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is the main hub for international flights serving New York City, giving Alaska customers more opt... 
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03/05/15Alaska Airlines grows Hawaii flights with new nonstop to Kona from San Diego
Customers can kick off their vacation with free Alaska Beyond Entertainment SEATTLE, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is expanding its service to the Hawaiian Islands, with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on Hawaii Island, starting today.  Alaska is offering an introductory fare of $199 one way for tickets purchased by March 9 for travel on Mondays and Thursdays between April 15 and June 6, 2015.* While flying to Kona, customers can enjoy Alaska Beyond™, a ... 
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03/04/15Alaska Air Group Reports February 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.9 percent increase in traffic on a 9.4 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2014. Load factor decreased 1.2 points to 83.4 percent. These statistics include flights ope... 
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02/26/15Alaska Airlines names Charles Breer New Managing Director of Alliances
SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline alliance partnerships. "Few people in our industry are better suited than Charles to manage Alaska Airlines' diverse portfolio of airline partners," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines executive vice president and chief revenue officer. "Charles has a proven track record... 
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02/23/15Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference
SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2015 /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 executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in New York, New York. To participate, listeners should access the "Investor Information" secti... 
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02/18/15Alaska Airlines Announces Order for Six Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs
SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle's hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing 737-900 Extended Range aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing's current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska's total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79. "We're delighted Boeing is able to expedite delivery of four of these new 737-900ERs, increasing the ... 
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02/17/15Harrison Elected Chief Revenue Officer at Alaska Airlines
SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced Andrew Harrison has been elected executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Alaska Airlines, where he will oversee all revenue-related activities at Alaska Airlines. Along with his existing responsibilities, which include oversight of corporate real estate, capacity planning and revenue management, Harrison will also lead customer innovation and marketing. "Andrew has a strong track record of leading teams to achi... 
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02/11/15Alaska Airlines names Jay Gupta Managing Director of Infrastructure and Modern Platforms
SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division. Gupta is responsible for strategy, implementation and operations for the airline's data centers, airports, call centers and mobile employees. "Jay brings with him over 18 years of IT experience and a track record of delivering operational excellence and setting strategic technology direction to align with corp... 
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02/03/15Alaska Air Group Reports January 2015 Operational Results
SEATTLE, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 7.9 percent increase in traffic on a 10.4 percent increase in capacity compared to January 2014. Load factor decreased 1.9 points to 80.5 percent. These statistics include flights operated by Alaska and... 
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01/27/15Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets
SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic devices for two more months, in addition to the more than 100 titles of free content that are available all the time, to all passengers, as part of the new Alaska Beyond™ experience. All content, including premium movies and TV shows, will be complimentary through March 31, 2015. Starting April 1, customers can still en... 
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01/27/15Alaska Airlines names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing
SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs. "Sangita's deep brand expertise makes her the perfect fit as we continue to enhance the Alaska brand our customers know and love," said Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden. In her new role, Woerner will be responsible for brand strategy and identity, advertising, media planning, initiatives targeted to... 
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01/26/15Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline
SEATTLE, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the fifth 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 awards program in 2009. "Our employees work tirelessly to operate a saf... 
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01/26/15Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Employees Receive About Five Weeks Annual Pay in Bonuses
SEATTLE , Jan. 26, 2015 /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 the approximately $1,000 in 2014 monthly bonuses that most employees earned for achieving on-time and customer satisfaction goals. The combined monthly and annual bonuses amounted to nearly $116 million, the highest in Alaska's history, and are part of the c... 
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01/22/15Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted Fourth Quarter 2014 and Full-Year Results and Raises Dividend 60%
SEATTLE, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record fourth quarter net income, excluding special items, of $125 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, compared to $77 million, or $0.55 per diluted share in 2013. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $0.93 per share.  Reported record full-year net income, excluding special items, of $571 million, or $4.18 per diluted share, compared to $383 million, or $2.70 per diluted share... 
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01/19/15Alaska Airlines Launches Special 'Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II' to Phoenix Sweepstakes
Seattle's hometown airline also adds additional flights between Phoenix and Seattle SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer, Russell Wilson, when his team plays in the big game on Feb. 1. Alaska is launching "Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II – For Strong Against Cancer," a four-day sweepstakes on Alaska Airlines' Facebook page. Fifty-six prize ... 
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01/15/15Play the slots, then shred some powder: Alaska Airlines Begins Service Between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes
SEATTLE, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, today, giving locals and visitors alike an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife of Vegas and ski fresh powder during the winter season. Alaska's nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes will operate on Mondays and Thursdays between Jan. 15 and April 6, 2015.   "We're thrilled to offer our customers convenient, nonstop service from Las Vegas to Mammot... 
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01/13/15Alaska Airlines Foundation Makes $30,000 Investment in Hawaii's Youths
HONOLULU, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Airlines Foundation gave $30,000 in grants to three Hawaii non-profits whose efforts benefit Hawaii's youth and educational programs and services. The grants represent the first time the Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded funds to public charities in the state of Hawaii. Grants were made to the following non-profits: After-School All-Stars Hawaii – ASAS Hawaii provides students with an alternative to risky after-school activities by ... 
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01/12/15Alaska Airlines names John Kirby Vice President of Capacity Planning
SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Kirby today joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group's mainline and regional networks and its scheduling and schedule distribution team. "John brings a tremendous depth of experience to the table," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of planning and revenue management. "His vast airline industry knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to grow the Alaska Air Group network."... 
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01/07/15Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 7, 2015 /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 2014 financial results on Thursday, January 22, 2015.  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 w... 
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01/06/15Alaska Air Group Reports December 2014 and Full-Year Operational Results
SEATTLE, Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported December 2014 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 9.1 percent increase in traffic on a 12.3 percent increase in capacity compared to December 2013. This resulted in a 2.5-point decrease in... 
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