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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 08:22:41

Redefines Key Leadership Roles ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 12, 2014 /PR Newswire/ -- Sky West, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW), the holding company for Sky West Airlines, Inc. ("Sky West Airlines") and Express Jet Airlines, Inc. ("Express Jet Airlines"), announces the promotion of Russell "Chip" Childs to President, effective May 12, 2014. Mr. Childs has been serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sky West Airlines. In his new role at Sky West, Inc., Mr. Childs will oversee all...

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...

2014-05-08 12:21:43

SEATTLE, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers can travel at ease on Alaska Airlines when they use the carrier's new native Windows Phone application, available for free in the Windows Phone Store. The app can be used on all smartphones with Windows Phone 8 and later versions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140507/85635 "We're committed to making Alaska Airlines the easiest airline to fly and our newest app gives our customers mobile tools that make travel easy and fun," said...

2014-05-08 08:20:49

ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. ("SkyWest") (NASDAQ: SKYW) today reported a net loss of $(22.9) million, or $(0.44) per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to net income of $3.2 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the same period last year. Quarter Summary Due primarily to the severe weather and its related effects during the quarter ended March 31, 2014, SkyWest experienced a significantly larger pretax loss than it previously...

2014-05-07 20:21:03

- During the Tianguis Turistico travel trade show, the airline announced the growth of its domestic and international connectivity network in recent years. MEXICO CITY, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the 2014 edition of the Tianguis Turistico travel trade show, Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced the growth of its domestic and international connectivity network in recent years, thanks to the development of its main hubs and its fleet renewal plan....

2014-05-07 12:21:55

SEATTLE, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is pledging a $1.5 million grant to support job training at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This local investment will be made over the next four years in collaboration with the Port of Seattle with an initial contribution to Port Jobs, a nonprofit committed to preparing workers for the Port of Seattle economy. In the first year, Alaska's grant will help Port Jobs expand access to college courses through Airport University,...


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