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2014-03-28 08:20:51

Expansion marks fifth new city for carrier from its hometown hub since December SEATTLE, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is growing its Seattle hub again with the addition of new daily nonstop service to Albuquerque, N.M., and Baltimore. The cities are in addition to previously announced service to Detroit, New Orleans and Tampa, Fla., scheduled to begin this June and September. "We're delighted to serve our customers by adding even more cities to our unsurpassed route network...

2014-03-25 20:20:15

SEATTLE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts in Oso, Wash., following the devastating mudslide Saturday that killed at least 14 people and left dozens missing. Donations will be used to help the Red Cross with search and rescue and disaster relief in the communities of Oso, Arlington and Darrington, located about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Alaska Airlines is also urging employees who...

2014-03-24 08:20:46

SEATTLE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members flying on partner British Airways between Seattle and London can earn double miles* on travel from March 24 through June 24, 2014. British Airways offers 10 flights a week between Seattle and London's Heathrow Airport. From London, Mileage Plan members can enjoy easy connections to hundreds of cities throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. "This is a terrific opportunity for our members to add...

2014-03-18 20:20:10

Alaska Airlines Leads the Project with More than 200 New Electric Vehicles SEATTLE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Airplanes get most of the attention at an airport, but a new project to convert the rest of the vehicles on the airfield from fossil fuels to electric power is about to save millions of dollars and tons of greenhouse gases at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/SF85970 The Port of Seattle, along with Alaska Airlines, Western...

2014-03-11 08:20:24

Premium local wine offered to passengers in the carrier's main cabin SEATTLE, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, the official airline of Taste Washington, is inviting foodies to the Emerald City to experience Seattle's premier wine and food event March 29 and 30. The carrier launched an online sweepstakes today inviting wine enthusiasts to enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Seattle, including roundtrip airfare on Alaska Airlines, hotel accommodations and...

2014-03-05 08:21:56

SEATTLE, March 5, 2014 /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 4.2 percent increase in traffic on a 4.2 percent increase in capacity compared to February 2013. This resulted in a flat load factor of 85.1 percent. Alaska also reported 85.4 percent of...

2014-03-04 16:20:51

SEATTLE, March 4, 2014 /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 J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference on Monday, March 10, in New York City. The webcast will be presented live at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time/10:15 a.m. Pacific time. To participate, listeners...

2014-02-27 12:22:20

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will serve as the official airline sponsor of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, marking the 36th year the carrier has supported the event. "We're proud to continue our longstanding support of The Last Great Race," said Marilyn Romano, regional vice president - Alaska. "With ties to the 49th state spanning more than eight decades, the Iditarod is a great source of pride for our more than 1,650 employees who call Alaska...

2014-02-27 08:22:40

SEATTLE, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FlightStats Inc. has named Alaska Airlines the No. 1 on-time major carrier in North America for the fourth year in a row. No other North American airline has received the prestigious award more times since the Portland, Ore.-based company launched its on-time awards program in 2009. Alaska's on-time average for the 172,582 flights it operated in 2013 was 87.08 percent. Average on-time performance among North American carriers was 79.16 percent....

2014-02-26 12:20:20

SEATTLE, Feb. 26, 2014 /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 $1,150 in 2013 monthly bonuses that most employees earned for achieving on-time and customer satisfaction goals. The combined monthly and annual bonuses amounted to nearly $105 million, the highest in Alaska's history, and are part of the company's...


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