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2014-05-20 08:21:19

SEATTLE, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin two new nonstop flights from Portland, Ore., 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 seasonal service will operate between Portland and Los Cabos from Nov. 3 through April 27, 2015, and between Portland and Puerto Vallarta from Nov. 4 through...

2014-05-16 12:20:43

Seattle's top chefs compete in fifth annual Copper Chef Cook-off SEATTLE, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Cargo today delivered 24,100 pounds of the season's first shipment of Alaska Copper River salmon to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The arrival of the fish-filled Boeing 737 marks the start of the summer salmon season and is an annual rite of passage anticipated by seafood lovers throughout the Pacific Northwest. At least five more Alaska Airlines flights today...

2014-05-14 12:22:37

SEATTLE, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, announced several changes today to reorganize responsibilities among the company's senior leadership. CFO Brandon Pedersen has been promoted to executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer. In addition to his finance responsibilities, Pedersen now oversees financial planning and analysis and internal audit. Andrew Harrison, vice president of planning and...

2014-05-14 08:20:55

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also receives top ranking in inaugural airline loyalty satisfaction report SEATTLE, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the seventh consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2014 North America Airline Satisfaction Study(SM). The organization also announced today that frequent fliers ranked Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan highest in overall customer satisfaction in its...

2014-05-13 16:21:41

SEATTLE, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of May 23. The dividend will be paid on June 10. The record and payment dates have been amended by consent action by the board from the original dates announced previously to meet NYSE requirements. Air Group began paying a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share in August 2013, the first time since 1992 that...

2014-05-13 12:20:45

PORTLAND, Ore., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air has named Lacey Pittman to the newly created position of managing director of safety. In her new role, Pittman will spearhead Horizon's cross-divisional efforts toward safety and work closely with the Federal Aviation Administration in its regulatory oversight role. She previously served as director of safety for the airline. Pittman joined Horizon Air in 2003 as a first officer piloting the airline's Bombardier Q200 aircraft....

2014-05-12 20:20:35

SEATTLE, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South King Fire and Rescue's September 11 Memorial will be complete today when Alaska Air Cargo delivers a 150-pound section of Indiana limestone that was part of the United States Pentagon before it was destroyed in the 2001 terrorist attack. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86807 The fire department was recently awarded the artifact by the Pentagon, which is sharing pieces of the destroyed building to 9/11 memorials throughout the...

2014-05-12 08:21:42

Board of directors also approves quarterly dividend SEATTLE, May 12, 2014 /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 $650 million of its common stock. This share repurchase program represents approximately 10 percent of the market capitalization of the company. The board also approved a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share as part of Air Group's program to be a...

2014-05-09 08:21:18

Introductory fares from $199* available for new service starting Nov. 6 SEATTLE, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers can now book travel on Alaska Airlines for seasonal service between Seattle and Cancun, Mexico. Pending approval by the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin its daily service to Cancún on Nov. 6. Alaska is offering introductory $199* one-way fares on Seattle-Cancun tickets purchased by May 15, for travel between Nov. 6...

2014-05-08 16:20:59

Nearly 600 high school students will have opportunity to learn from industry professionals SEATTLE, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 600 high school students will gather at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on May 10 to kick the tires and stand inside the wheel well of a 737 jet while learning about careers in aviation during the sixth annual Alaska Airlines Aviation Day. Employees from Alaska Airlines, The Boeing Co., Port of Seattle and Federal Aviation Administration will be...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.