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2013-08-06 08:22:23

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...

2013-08-05 08:20:37

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 - MAINLINEAlaska 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...

2013-08-01 12:21:36

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...

2013-07-24 08:23:22

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...

2013-07-23 16:21:03

PORTLAND, Ore., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall is a great time to visit Oregon Wine Country. Visitors can experience the harvest and some of the most spectacular weather the state has to offer. And this year, enjoying Oregon wines once you get home just got easier thanks to a partnership with Alaska Airlines, the Oregon Wine Board (OWB) and Travel Oregon. Starting Sept. 10, up to a case of Oregon wine can fly home with visitors free of charge, thanks to the new Oregon Wines Fly...

2013-07-18 20:20:06

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...

2013-07-16 08:22:07

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...

2013-07-11 08:21:38

$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...

2013-07-11 08:20:57

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...

2013-07-11 00:20:07

'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...