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12/20/13Alaska Airlines Adds More Salt Lake City Service
Fares available for booking Dec. 24 between Salt Lake City and Boise, Las Vegas and San Francisco SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is adding daily flights to three more cities from Salt Lake City next summer, marking the latest in a series of route expansions. The carrier will begin flying nonstop from Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho, and Las Vegas on June 16 and between Salt Lake City and San Francisco on June 18. Special introductory sale fares on the new fl... 
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12/19/13Alaska Airlines and Uber Offer Free Rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Complimentary on-demand car service available Dec. 23 and 24 SEATTLE, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting to the airport during the busy holiday season will be a little easier for Seattle travelers next week thanks to Alaska Airlines and Uber, who are partnering to offer free rides to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Dec. 23 and 24. During the two-day promotion, Alaska Airlines will pay for one ride, up to $50*, to shuttle travelers to the airport in comfortable town cars. "Holid... 
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12/18/13Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Service Between Anchorage and Phoenix and Anchorage and Las Vegas
Sun and fun destinations now nonstop from Anchorage ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is inaugurating flights between Anchorage and Phoenix today and between Anchorage and Las Vegas on Dec. 19. "We're pleased to introduce nonstop service to the exciting destinations of Las Vegas and Phoenix for our customers in the state of Alaska," said Marilyn Romano, the airline's regional vice president in Alaska. "Alaska is the only airline offering nonstop fli... 
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12/18/13Alaska Airlines Debuts First Aircraft With New Cabin Upgrades
Every new comfortable seat includes a dual 110-volt and USB power outlet SEATTLE, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers flying on Alaska Airlines today will enjoy new aircraft seats that feature a personal space-enhancing design and are equipped with power outlets. The improvements are part of a $100 million investment the carrier has made to upgrade the cabins in all 737-800, -900 and -900ER aircraft. The carrier expects to finish the upgrades by the end of 2014. (Photo: http://photos.p... 
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12/17/13Alaska Airlines Welcomes Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson to the Team
Wilson named 'CFO' of Alaska Airlines SEATTLE, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has a new quarterback onboard — Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson. Seattle's hometown airline and Wilson are teaming up in a partnership to engage with our customers and support youths in the community. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131217/SF34581) "All of us at Alaska are thrilled to announce this partnership," said Brad Tilden, CEO. "Russell is known for his determination, pr... 
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12/13/13Alaska Airlines and its Flight Attendants Tentatively Agree on Five-Year Contract
SEATTLE, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier's 3,300 flight attendants. "We're very pleased to have agreed on a proposed contract that recognizes the contributions of our outstanding flight attendants, who play a key role in providing our customers with safe travel and award-winning service," said Andy Schneider, Alaska Airlines' vice president o... 
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12/10/13Alaska Airlines and U.S Marine Corps Team Up for Toys for Tots in Montana
Accepting donations through Dec. 14. BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation to collect toys to make the season bright for needy children throughout Montana. All six of Alaska Airlines airport locations in Montana are participating in the drive, and travelers are encouraged to drop off unwrapped toys at Alaska Airlines ticket counter locations in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell and Misso... 
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12/10/13Alaska Airlines Enhances Mileage Plan Program, Members Can Earn Elite Qualifying Miles on All International Partners
SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Jan. 15, 2014, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will be able to earn elite qualifying miles on all 12 of the carrier's international partners, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Fiji Airways, Korean Air and Qantas. Mileage Plan members already earn elite qualifying miles on AeroMexico, Air France, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, KLM and LAN. "Thanks to our terrific group of international airline partners, Alaska Airline... 
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12/06/13Alaska Airlines to Honor Alaska's Two Largest Universities With Nanook and Seawolf Planes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mascots and school colors from two of Alaska's most beloved and heated collegiate rivals, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will soon be featured on two of Alaska Airlines' Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. The colorful paint themes will be unveiled tonight to a crowd of fans at the Sullivan Arena where the Alaska Nanooks and UAA Seawolf hockey teams will battle in the first of a four-game series to claim ... 
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12/06/13Alaska Airlines Announces Service Between Salt Lake City and Four West Coast Cities
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn 'double miles' toward elite status SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City and Portland, Ore., Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, Calif., starting June 9, and will add a third nonstop flight to its existing service between Salt Lake City and Seattle. Sale fares on the new flights will be available for booking Tuesday, Dec. 10. Flight times and start dates are listed below. ... 
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12/04/13Alaska Air Group Reports November Operational Results
SEATTLE, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported November 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 1.5 percent increase in traffic on a 6.7 percent increase in capacity compared to November 2012. This resulted in a decrease in load factor of 4.2 points, to 82.2 percent. Alaska also reported 87.9... 
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12/02/13Alaska Airlines Offers Cyber Monday Fare Sale for Post-Holiday Getaways
One-way fares start at just $49* Seattle-Oakland, $54* Portland-San Francisco SEATTLE, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launches its Cyber Monday sale today for post-holiday travel with one-way fares starting at $49* between Seattle and Oakland, Calif., $54* between Portland, Ore., and San Francisco, and $129* between San Diego and Boston, to name a few. "While you're doing your holiday shopping online, why not take advantage of one of Alaska Airlines' biggest sales of the year... 
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11/26/13Alaska Airlines Offers Tips For Holiday Travelers
Busiest travel time of the year doesn't have to be so stressful SEATTLE, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines offers the following tips for passengers to help ensure their travel is as stress-free as possible during the holiday season starting this week. Learn more about Alaska Airlines' "Top Five Tips for Holiday Travel" at http://bit.ly/IeiFDg. Information at your fingertips. Passengers can check in up to 24 hours before their flight using Alaska Airlines' iPhone app, ... 
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11/21/13Alaska Airlines Names Laura Fowler Managing Director of Recruiting and Diversity
SEATTLE, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laura Fowler has joined Alaska Air Group as managing director of recruiting and diversity. Fowler will oversee the newly unified recruitment and diversity departments and expand efforts to increase diversity recruitment and inclusion at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/SF21562) "Laura brings great energy to our company. Her strong experience, energy and expertise in building teams is just what our air... 
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11/08/13Alaska Airlines Passengers Can Now Use Personal Electronic Devices Gate to Gate
SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Passengers on Alaska Airlines flights can begin enjoying the use of their tablets, book readers, games and other personal electronic devices from gate to gate starting Saturday morning. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/SF14019) "Our customers have long wanted to be able to read a book, listen to music or watch a movie on their electronic devices whenever they're onboard one of our flights," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice pre... 
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11/08/13Alaska Air Group Elects Helvi Sandvik to Board of Directors
SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alaska Air Group board has elected Helvi Sandvik to serve as a director, effective immediately. Sandvik is president of NANA Development Corp., an Alaska Native corporation involved in engineering and construction, resource development, facilities management, real estate and hotel development, and information technology and telecommunications. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/SF13660) "We're delighted to welcome Helvi to the Alas... 
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11/08/13Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden Elected Chairman
Longtime executive Bill Ayer retiring at the end of the year SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has elected Brad Tilden chairman of Air Group and its subsidiary carriers, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. A 22-year veteran of the company, he currently serves as president and chief executive officer. Tilden succeeds Bill Ayer, who will retire Dec. 31 after spending 31 years at Air Group and serving as president, CEO and chairman during his last d... 
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11/07/13Alaska Airlines Debuts Disney-Themed Airplane in Seattle
Boeing 737 adorned with beloved Disney-Pixar characters flies four Make-A-Wish® Alaska and Washington children to Disneyland Resort on inaugural flight SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The newest themed airplane in Alaska Airlines' fleet flew into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport today, featuring one of America's most beloved and rusty tow trucks. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/SF13146-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131107/SF13146-b) (Phot... 
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11/07/13Alaska Air Group Board of Directors Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend
SEATTLE, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Nov. 19. The dividend will be paid on Dec. 4. Air Group paid a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share in August, the first time since 1992 that the company had paid a dividend. The dividends are financed from operating cash flow and existing cash on hand. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: A... 
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11/06/13Alaska Airlines Kicks Off the Ski Season With More Nonstop Flights and Free Skiing Throughout the Western United States and Canada
Carrier offers the most nonstop flights to winter resorts from the Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is rolling out great deals for skiers, snowboarders and those seeking a fun winter getaway, with new flights and discounts at major winter recreation areas throughout the West. Alaska is starting new nonstop flights between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Calif., on Nov. 8, between Seattle and Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Dec. 18, and between San Diego and Mam... 
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11/05/13Alaska Air Group Reports October Operational Results
SEATTLE, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October 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 3.8 percent increase in traffic on a 5.1 percent increase in capacity compared to October 2012. This resulted in a 1.0 point decrease in load factor to 84.2 percent. Alaska also reported 89.7 percen... 
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11/01/13Alaska Airlines Starting Service Between Portland-Reno/Tahoe and Portland-Tucson
Olympic gold medalist skier Jonny Moseley to fly on inaugural Portland-Reno/Tahoe flight on Nov. 8 Fares start at $64* Portland-Reno/Tahoe and $129* Portland-Tucson SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is growing again in Portland, Ore., with new nonstop flights between the Rose City and Tucson, Ariz., today, and between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Nev., starting Nov. 8. "Alaska Airlines is proud to give our customers two new destinations from our Portland hub, with daily ... 
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11/01/13Alaska Airlines Starts Service Between Seattle and Colorado Springs and Seattle and Omaha
More nonstop flights to more places travelers want to go from the Pacific Northwest Fares as low as $99* Seattle-Colorado Springs and $159* Seattle-Omaha SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is inaugurating daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs, Colo., starting today, and between Seattle and Omaha, Neb., starting Nov. 7. "We're thrilled to give our customers in the Pacific Northwest even more great places to fly," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airli... 
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11/01/13Alaska Airlines Inaugurates New Service between Boise, Idaho, and San Diego
Carrier celebrates 30 years serving Boise with more flights than any other airline Boise-San Diego fares starting from $99* SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines begins daily service between Boise, Idaho, and San Diego today, as the carrier celebrates 30 years of service to Boise Airport. To celebrate the new flights, Alaska is offering one-way fares starting from $99* between Boise and San Diego. "Alaska Airlines offers more flights from Boise than any other airline—a t... 
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10/31/13Alaska Air Group to Hold Investor Day on Thursday, Nov. 14
SEATTLE, Oct. 31, 2013 /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, Nov. 14, in New York City. Remarks by company management will begin approximately at 9:15 a.m. Pacific time / 12:15 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 Grou... 
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10/30/13Alaska Airlines Renewed on IOSA Registry After Completing International Safety Audit
SEATTLE, Oct. 30,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it 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 since 2006. "Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is core to our responsibility," said Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines CEO. "Meeting this internationally recognized benchmark is one of many ways we maintain our unwavering commitment... 
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10/29/13Alaska Airlines Increases Minimum Check-In Time to 40 Minutes
SEATTLE, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is changing its minimum check-in time for customers traveling on most domestic flights from 30 to 40 minutes prior to departure, regardless if a bag is checked or not. The minimum check-in time for international flights remains at 60 minutes. The policy change is being made so that travelers on Alaska Airlines can expect the same minimum check-in time at almost all airports the carrier serves. The exceptions will be at airports where the ... 
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10/28/13Alaska Airlines Retrofitting 737 Fleet With New, Split Winglet
Lower carbon emissions will equate to nearly 12,000 fewer cars on the road annually SEATTLE, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines jetliners will soon fly more efficiently thanks to a new performance-enhancing winglet the carrier is installing on its Boeing Next Generation 737s, which will reduce fuel consumption by 58,000 gallons a year per aircraft. The split winglet will save the airline $20 million and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 57,000 tons annually, which is the equivalent o... 
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10/24/13Alaska Air Group Reports Record Third Quarter 2013 Results
SEATTLE, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record third quarter net income, excluding special items, of $157 million, or $2.21 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $150 million, or $2.09 per diluted share in the prior-year quarter. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $2.14 per share. Recorded net income for the third quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $289 million or $4.08... 
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10/22/13Alaska Airlines Offers Double Frequent Flier Miles Between Seattle and Five California Destinations and Las Vegas
Miles qualify for MVP and MVP Gold elite status SEATTLE, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is offering members of its Mileage Plan™ double miles on nonstop flights between Seattle and five California cities and Las Vegas. Starting today through May 31, 2014, Alaska customers can earn double miles on all flights between Seattle and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Las Vegas. The double miles will also count toward status in the airline's MVP and MVP Gol... 
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10/17/13Alaska Airlines Dedicates 'Spirit of Education' Aircraft to Nation's First College Preparatory, Aviation-Themed High School
SEATTLE, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Local business and government leaders joined students, educators and alumni from Raisbeck Aviation High School onboard a specially themed Alaska Airlines jet this morning for the grand opening of the new facility for the nation's first public, college preparatory, aviation-themed high school. The "Spirit of Education," a Boeing 737-900ER, is dedicated to the students and staff of Raisbeck Aviation High School and will fly for six months around the carrier's... 
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10/16/13Alaska Airlines Announces Q400s Will Use Jet Bridge for Warm Boarding in Fairbanks
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fairbanks residents flying on Alaska Airlines' Bombardier Q400s starting next March will board and deplane the aircraft using the existing jet bridge at Fairbanks International Airport. The carrier will modify the jet bridge at Gate 1 to provide passengers with warm, easy access to their flights on the turboprop aircraft. "We listened to customer concerns about boarding the plane outside during the winter and took our time to carefully evaluate... 
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10/03/13Frequent Fliers Can Earn More with Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ Shopping
Members can earn up to 12 miles for each $1 spent from more than 800 online retailers SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can now earn miles for retail purchases through the airline's new Mileage Plan Shopping program. The program enables members to earn up to 12 frequent flier miles for every dollar spent when they shop at more than 800 participating online retailers, including Magazines.com, Nordstrom, Home Depot, Macy's and Sephora. Shoppers also... 
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10/03/13Alaska Air Group Reports September Operational Results
SEATTLE, Oct. 3, 2013 /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. ALASKA AIRLINES – MAINLINE Alaska reported a 4.3 percent increase in traffic on a 5.9 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2012. This resulted in a 1.2 point decrease in load factor to 82.8 percent. Alaska also reported 87.6 pe... 
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10/02/13Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will announce its third quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, Oct. 24. 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 airli... 
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09/30/13Alaska Airlines Orders Five Boeing Next Generation 737-900ER Aircraft
SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) and Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today the carrier is exercising options to purchase five Boeing 737-900ER (extended range) aircraft. The five new aircraft are worth $481 million at Boeing's current list price. Two of the aircraft will arrive in 2015 followed by two more in 2016 and one in 2017. "Today's announcement supports our goal of growing Alaska Airlines 4 to 8 percent a year, profits permitting," said Mark Eliasen, Al... 
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09/24/13Alaska Airlines Announces 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend Fare Sale
Plan travel now to take advantage of attractive fares through next summer ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched its Permanent Fund Dividend sale today, featuring savings on air fares for residents of the 49th state. The special PFD rates are on routes within Alaska and between Alaska and the Lower 48 states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico for travel purchased by Oct. 29, 2013. "Alaska Airlines' PFD sale features some of the best fares of the year. Residents ... 
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09/23/13International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Horizon Air Reach Tentative Agreement on Proposed Five-Year Contract Extension
SEATTLE, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters today jointly announced a tentative agreement on a proposed five-year contract extension covering the airline's 280 aircraft technicians, fleet service agents and other fleet support positions. The proposed contract will provide Horizon technicians and fleet support employees a wage increase and several quality of life enhancements. The membership is scheduled to vote on the contract extension ... 
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09/20/13Alaska Airlines Taps Three Veteran Employees For Key Roles
SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named three new managing directors, who come from within Alaska Airlines with a combined 54 years of experience. Bennie Johnson has been named managing director, flight crew management systems. Johnson has been with the airline for 30 years. He previously headed the airline's pilot crew management team and worked on its labor negotiation team, as managing director of flight operations planning and resource management. Prior to that h... 
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09/20/13Alaska Airlines Makes Travel Easier with Google Wallet
SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Enrolling and tracking your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account just got easier thanks to Google Wallet, a virtual wallet application that eliminates the need to carry plastic and paper membership cards. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130920/SF83492) "Google Wallet is a fantastic tool that enables our frequent fliers to enroll and access their accounts and track their miles right on their smart phones," said Curtis Kopf, Alaska Airline... 
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09/16/13Alaska Airlines Inaugurates New Flights Between Portland, Ore., and Dallas/Fort Worth
One-way fares from $129* for purchase by Sept. 19 and double miles SEATTLE, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service between Portland, Ore., and Dallas/Fort Worth starting today. "Portland-Dallas is the eighth new route we've added from the Rose City since June of last year," said Joe Sprague, the airline's vice president of marketing. "Our customers will not only enjoy convenient nonstop flights, but also seamless connecting opportunities throughout North... 
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09/10/13Alaska Airlines is Most Fuel-Efficient U.S. Carrier
Report by International Council on Clean Transportation is first to quantify airline fuel performance SEATTLE, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is ranked No. 1 in fuel efficiency in a report released today by the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. The ICCT study is the first to quantify fuel performance for U.S. airlines. Alaska, along with its regional partner Horizon Air, led all 15 mainline U.S. carrie... 
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09/05/13Alaska Air Group Reports August Operational Results
SEATTLE, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August 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 an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on a 9.2 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2012. This resulted in a 0.9 point decrease in load factor to 88.0 percent. Alaska also reported 85.1 percen... 
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08/26/13Alaska Airlines Inaugurates New Flights Between Portland, Ore., and Atlanta
One-way fares from $149* and double miles SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service today between Portland, Ore., and Atlanta. "With these new flights to Atlanta, our Portland-area customers will enjoy nonstop service to a great southeastern city as well as connecting opportunities throughout North America via our partner Delta Air Lines' hub there," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "Alaska Airlines has added eight new... 
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08/21/13Alaska Airlines Appoints Three Leaders in Customer Innovation and Information Technology Divisions
SEATTLE, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named three new managing directors to strengthen its growing Customer Innovation and Information Technology divisions as part of an effort to become the easiest airline to fly. "These new positions highlight Alaska Airlines' continued investment in customer-friendly technology and innovation," said Kris Kutchera, the carrier's vice president of information technology. "They will help us achieve our strategic goal of making our travele... 
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08/06/13Alaska Airlines Launches Annual Fall Fare Sale
Low one-way fares starting at $59* available for eight-day sale SEATTLE, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched its annual fall fare sale today, with low fares throughout the United States and Canada, including the carrier's newest markets of Colorado Springs, Colo., Omaha, Neb., and Salt Lake City. One-way fares start at $59* between San Jose, Calif., and Los Angeles; $79* between Seattle and Las Vegas; and $139* between San Diego and Boston. To find great savings and purch... 
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08/05/13Alaska Air Group Reports July Operational Results
SEATTLE, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July 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 9.2 percent increase in traffic on a 9.2 percent increase in capacity compared to July 2012. This resulted in a 0.1 point increase in load factor to a July record of 88.9 percent. Alaska also reported ... 
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08/01/13Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Preserve Hawaii's Coral Reefs
Partnership encourages travelers to go paperless and supports efforts to remove invasive algae in Kaneohe Bay HONOLULU, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii are teaming up to restore near-shore coral reefs, which provide both recreation and sustenance to Hawaii's residents and visitors. During the month of August, for every Alaska Airlines mobile application downloaded, the airline will donate $1 to The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, with a minim... 
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07/25/13Alaska Air Group Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results
SEATTLE, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported second quarter net income, excluding special items, of $105 million, or $1.47 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $111 million, or $1.53 per diluted share in the prior year quarter. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.51 per share. Recorded net income for the second quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $104 million or $1.47 per ... 
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07/24/13Alaska Airlines and Hawai`i BioEnergy Sign Agreement for the Carrier to Purchase Sustainable Fuel
Hawaiian Island-based consortium of landowners pioneering production of bio-based fuels HONOLULU , July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Hawai`i BioEnergy LLC announced today they have signed an agreement for the carrier to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft. Founded in 2006, Hawai`i BioEnergy is a consortium of three of Hawaii's largest landowners and three venture capital companies who plan to use locally grown feedstocks to produce biofuels. Alaska Airlines is Haw... 
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07/18/13Horizon Air Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract
SEATTLE, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air flight attendants have approved a new five-year contract. The ratification vote concluded this afternoon with 75 percent of the participating flight attendants voting in favor of the agreement. "This contract recognizes the hard work and cooperation between the negotiating committees for the Association of Flight Attendants and the company," said Diana Shaw, Horizon Air's vice president of customer service. "This long-term contract reflects ... 
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07/16/13Alaska Airlines Inaugurates New Flights to Steamboat Springs, Colo.
Introductory Seattle-Steamboat fares now available starting at $119* each way SEATTLE, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin new seasonal service between Seattle and Steamboat Springs/Hayden, Colo., this winter. The twice-weekly flights will operate from Dec. 18, 2013, through March 29, 2014. "This will be Alaska Airlines' first Colorado ski destination, giving our customers in the Pacific Northwest the first-ever nonstop service to world-class skiing in the Western Colo... 
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07/11/13Alaska Air Group Initiates Quarterly Cash Dividend
$250 million stock repurchase program will continue SEATTLE , July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced today that it will initiate a quarterly cash dividend. Air Group's board of directors declared a $.20 per share dividend to be paid on Aug. 22, 2013, to all shareholders of record as of Aug. 6. Air Group's quarterly dividend will be financed from operating cash flow and existing cash on hand. "We're pleased to introduce a dividend as a supplement to our ongoing multiyea... 
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07/11/13Alaska Airlines Pilots Ratify Five-Year Contract
SEATTLE, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines pilots on Wednesday approved a new five-year contract. With nearly 94 percent of 1,343 eligible pilots casting a ballot, 67 percent voted in favor of the agreement. The contract increases pay by nearly 20 percent over the life of the agreement and contains job security and work rule improvements. It also protects pilots' retirement and insurance benefits. "The approval of this contract is a great tribute to the negotiators for ALPA and t... 
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07/10/13Alaska Airlines and Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Team Up to Inspire 605 Area Youths
'Pledge It. Prove It. Take Flight.' Event encourages students to achieve their educational goals SEATTLE, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The voices of 605 students pledging to work hard, believe in themselves and graduate from high school filled Alaska Airlines' hangar today and briefly masked the sound of airplanes taking off outside at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The event, dubbed "Pledge It. Prove It. Take Flight.,"was co-hosted by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and... 
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07/10/13Alaska Air Group to Webcast Investor Update
SEATTLE, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will webcast a special investor update presentation by Air Group President and CEO Brad Tilden and other executives on Thursday, July 11. The webcast will be presented live at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time/10:30 a.m. Eastern time. To participate, listeners should access Alaska Airlines' "Investor Information" page at www.alaskaair.com/investors several... 
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07/04/13Alaska Air Group Reports June Operational Results
SEATTLE, July 4, 2013 /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. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE Alaska reported an 8.1 percent increase in traffic on an 8.6 percent increase in capacity compared to June 2012. This resulted in a 0.5 point decrease in load factor to 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported 87.4 percent of... 
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07/03/13Alaska Airlines Adds Aeromexico as a Mileage Plan Partner
Mileage Plan and Club Premier Aeromexico members can earn, redeem miles on both airlines SEATTLE, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can now earn miles flying on Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, which serves 80 destinations throughout Mexico, the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. Miles flown on Aeromexico will count toward qualification in Alaska's Mileage Plan MVP elite-level program. Club Premier Aeromexico travelers can... 
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07/01/13Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2013 financial results on Thursday, July 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 a... 
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06/27/13Alaska Airlines Launching New Pacific Northwest Flying to Colorado Springs, Omaha, Reno and Tucson
Introductory one-way fares starting as low as $89* available through July 4 SEATTLE, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will inaugurate daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs, Colo., starting Nov. 1, and between Seattle and Omaha, Neb., starting Nov. 7. The carrier will also add nonstop flights between Portland, Ore., and Tucson, Ariz., starting Nov. 1, and between Portland and Reno, Nev., starting on Nov. 8, 2013. "Alaska Airlines is thrilled to give our customers a... 
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06/27/13Alaska Airlines Launching New San Diego Flying to Boise, Idaho, and Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
San Diego-Mammoth Lakes fares starting at $69*, San Diego-Boise starting at $99* each way SEATTLE , June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin new daily service between San Diego and Boise, Idaho, starting Nov. 1, and daily seasonal service between San Diego and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California, starting Dec. 19, 2013. "We're thrilled to offer our customers convenient nonstop service from San Diego to two popular western destinations," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlin... 
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06/18/13Alaska Air Group Orders Three Bombardier Q400 NextGen Turboprop Airliners
- Horizon Air cements its standing as largest operator of Q400 turboprops worldwide with 51 aircraft; becomes first commercial carrier to operate the aircraft in Alaska - Q400 NextGen aircraft receives Transport Canada certification for RNP AR 0.3 PARIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Seattle-based Horizon Air has signed a firm contract to acquire three 76-seat Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of... 
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06/13/13Horizon Air and Its Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement on Proposed Five-Year Contract
SEATTLE, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier's nearly 500 flight attendants. "This tentative agreement reflects the hard work and cooperation by the negotiating committees for AFA and the company," said Diana Shaw, Horizon Air's vice president of customer service. "By working together, Horizon and AFA were able to create an agreement that recog... 
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06/10/13Alaska Airlines Begins Flights Between Fairbanks and Portland, Ore.
Introductory one-way fares starting at $149* offered for purchase through June 17 SEATTLE, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has inaugurated seasonal nonstop service between Fairbanks, Alaska, and Portland, Ore. To celebrate the new flight, Alaska Airlines is offering a one-way fare of $149* for tickets purchased by June 17 for travel from June 23 through July 15, 2013. For schedule information and complete fare rules, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-75... 
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06/07/13Alaska Airlines Begins Flights Between San Diego and Kauai
SEATTLE, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service today between San Diego and Lihue, Kauai. The flight operates daily through Aug. 26, and then will operate four days a week. Alaska also flies nonstop from San Diego to Honolulu and Maui. "With the addition of San Diego-Kauai, Alaska Airlines now offers 171 flights a week from San Diego to a dozen cities stretching from Hawaii to Mexico to the East Coast," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of mar... 
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06/06/13Alaska Airlines and ALPA Tentatively Agree on Five-Year Pilot Contract
SEATTLE, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association, International announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier's 1,480 pilots. "I want to thank and congratulate the negotiators for Alaska and ALPA for reaching tentative agreement on a long-term contract, which is unusual in our industry," said Gary Beck, Alaska Airlines' vice president of flight operations. "By working together, the negotiators were ab... 
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06/05/13Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Cowen Securities Sixth Annual Global Transportation Conference
SEATTLE, June 5, 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 Cowen Securities Sixth Annual Global Transportation Conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in New York City. The webcast will be presented live at 9:45 a.m. Eastern time. To participate, listeners should access Alaska Airlines' "In... 
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06/05/13Alaska Air Group Reports May Operational Results
SEATTLE , June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May 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 6.7 percent increase in traffic on a 7.3 percent increase in capacity compared to May 2012. This resulted in a 0.4 point decrease in load factor to 86.5 percent. Alaska also reported 89.6 percent of it... 
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06/04/13Alaska Airlines Launching New Nonstop Flights Between Anchorage and Phoenix and Anchorage and Las Vegas
Carrier will also begin using Bombardier Q400 aircraft on two intra-Alaska routes next year ANCHORAGE, Alaska, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will begin flying nonstop between Anchorage and Phoenix, starting Dec. 18, and Anchorage and Las Vegas, starting Dec. 19, 2013.  Introductory fares of $179* for Anchorage-Las Vegas and $189* for Anchorage-Phoenix are available for sale today at www.alaskaair.com. "We know how Alaskans enjoy the sun and fun that these two great cities ha... 
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06/03/13Alaska Airlines Introduces Student-Designed 'Spirit of the Islands' Aircraft
HONOLULU, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A specially painted Alaska Airlines jet adorned with a Honolulu high school student's winning design honoring the culture of the Aloha State touched down today in Honolulu before a crowd of students, educators and travelers. The unique paint theme, dubbed the "Spirit of the Islands," was created by 17-year-old Aaron Nee. Nee's design was selected from among more than 2,700 submissions by students across the Hawaiian Islands in a statewide "Paint-the-Plan... 
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05/21/13Few 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... 
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05/17/13Alaska 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... 
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05/15/13J.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... 
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05/09/13Alaska 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... 
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05/03/13Alaska 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. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINE 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 ... 
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05/02/13Alaska 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... 
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04/25/13Alaska Air Group Reports Record Adjusted First Quarter 2013 Results
SEATTLE, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: 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 ... 
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04/23/13Alaska 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... 
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04/20/13FAA 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,... 
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04/18/13Alaska 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... 
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04/17/13Alaska 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... 
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04/10/13Alaska 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... 
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04/05/13Alaska 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 ... 
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04/04/13Alaska 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... 
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04/03/13Alaska 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... 
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03/29/13Alaska 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 ... 
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03/04/13Alaska 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... 
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02/28/13Alaska 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... 
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02/27/13Alaska 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... 
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02/25/13Alaska 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.... 
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02/20/13Horizon 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 ... 
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02/19/13Alaska 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... 
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02/19/13Alaska 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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100917/SF67094LOGO) "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... 
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02/13/13Alaska 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 ... 
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02/12/13Alaska 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... 
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02/11/13Horizon 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... 
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02/07/13Alaska 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. "W... 
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02/05/13Alaska 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... 
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02/04/13American 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... 
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01/24/13Alaska 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... 
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01/23/13Alaska 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... 
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01/22/13Horizon 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... 
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01/18/13Alaska 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 ... 
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01/17/13Alaska 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... 
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01/15/13Alaska 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'... 
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01/10/1316-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... 
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01/09/13Horizon 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... 
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01/04/13Alaska 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... 
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01/02/13Alaska 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 ... 
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