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Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2014 Results
7/24/2014 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc., (NYSE: ALK) today reported second quarter 2014 GAAP net income of $165 million, or $1.19 per diluted share, compared to $104 million, or $0.74 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013.

David L. Campbell Named President of Horizon Air
7/23/2014 5:00 a.m. (PT)
The board of directors of Horizon Air has named David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced today.

Alaska Air Group Places Order for Q400 NextGen Aircraft; Confirms Five-year Heavy Maintenance Agreement for Fleet
7/15/2014 3:03 a.m. (PT)
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Seattle-based Horizon Air Industries, Inc. has signed a firm purchase agreement for one Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner.

Alaska Air Group Names Lavanya Sareen Managing Director Of Investor Relations
7/10/2014 8:29 a.m. (PT)
Lavanya Sareen has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of investor relations, overseeing analyst and shareholder communications for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

To increase overhead storage 48%, Alaska Airlines will be first to get new Space Bins from Boeing
7/10/2014 5:17 a.m. (PT)
Aiming to improve onboard storage and make flying easier for customers, Alaska Airlines will be the first carrier to get Boeing's innovative Space Bins.

Alaska Air Group Names Veresh Sita New CIO
7/9/2014 5:01 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group's board of directors has named Veresh Sita vice president and chief information officer for Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines New Flights from Portland, Ore., to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Now Available for Purchase
7/8/2014 6:29 a.m. (PT)
Customers can now book travel on Alaska Airlines new nonstop flights from Portland, Ore., to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
7/7/2014 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Alaska Airlines Names Shaunta Hyde Managing Director of Community Relations
7/3/2014 7:55 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines has named Shaunta Hyde to the newly created position of managing director of community relations. A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United States and Hawaii, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Air Group Reports June 2014 Operational Results
7/3/2014 5:01 a.m. (PT)
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.

Onboard cocktails: celebrate summer with a complimentary ginger sunrise
7/22/2014 10:40 a.m. (PT)
You don't have to be at cruising altitude on ''#TravelTuesday'' to enjoy a cocktail today, but if you are, Alaska Airlines is footing the bill for a complimentary ginger sunrise for each passenger 21 and older.

A machine that prints pancakes
7/21/2014 12:23 p.m. (PT)
How many breakfast chefs does it take to make 180 pancakes in an hour? None, if you have a pancake machine.

Get a grip: Flight attendant helps develop device to open minis
5/2/2014 3:59 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Jennie Bartz has helped develop an innovative opener to twist the caps off mini bottles of alcohol served on airplanes.

Flying in a time capsule to honor veterans
4/11/2014 11:53 a.m. (PT)
As much as he appreciates the Bombardier Q400's sophisticated flight deck technology, Horizon Air Captain Rob Sandberg quite enjoys stepping back in time. He can often be found at the controls of World War II fighter aircraft, flying for a worthy cause close to his heart.

The lost lamb
2/11/2014 1:12 p.m. (PT)
It had been a really long day for busy mom Lynne Hillard, flying with her two young children last May from Victoria, B.C., to Los Angeles with a stop in Seattle. That's why she didn't check around her seat quite so thoroughly as she gathered the tired kids and headed for baggage claim.

Alaska Airlines hosts airliner tour for travelers who are blind or have low vision
1/3/2014 2:24 p.m. (PT)
Imagine listening to the flight attendant safety briefing with your eyes closed. You can't see the emergency exits they are pointing out. You don't know where the masks are dropping down from nor how to fit them on your face.

History lesson comes to life
8/23/2013 9:22 a.m. (PT)
From the end of 1948 to the fall of 1950, Alaska Airlines took part in the airlift of 50,000 Jews from Yemen to the newly created nation of Israel. Known as Operation Magic Carpet, Alaska Airlines employees flew in perilous conditions while helping to fulfill a Biblical prophecy that said the Yemenite Jews would return to their homeland ''on the wings of eagles.''

Up, up and away
6/11/2013 9:38 a.m. (PT)
For Joe Gockowski, senior project manager in Alaska Airlines' Maintenance & Engineering Division, Aviation Day is his way of giving back. A former Boy Scout, Gockowski credits Scouting for the direction it provided him when he was a boy.

Another milestone
2/8/2013 3:11 p.m. (PT)
Not many employees make history on their first day on the job, but that's exactly what Erin Willison did Wednesday when she became the first Alaska Airlines flight attendant to hold system seniority No. 3,000.

Thor-oughly lovable
1/2/2013 5:25 p.m. (PT)
A German shepherd mix named Thor is smiling today, and that is a very big deal since it's the first time he's been able to open his mouth in at least six months. Thor, who hails from Fairbanks, Alaska, won the hearts of many Alaska Airlines employees and scores of other fans after he traveled last week on an a flight from Fairbanks to Sacramento, Calif., for some much-needed oral surgery.