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Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Cargo
8/26/2015 11:50 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines has named 19-year aviation veteran Jason Berry managing director of Alaska Air Cargo.

Alaska Airlines' Annual Fall Fare Sale Begins Now
8/11/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska's annual fall fare sale kicks off today, with steep discounts on popular routes throughout North America.

Alaska Air Group announces $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program
8/6/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a share repurchase program authorizing the company to buy back up to $1 billion of its common stock. This is the largest repurchase program in the airline's history, representing 10 percent of the stock market capitalization of the company.

Alaska Airlines' Frequent Fliers Gain Access to Significantly Expanded American Airlines Network
8/5/2015 4:55 a.m. (PT)
Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan now have access to book nearly 3,000 more daily flights on partner American Airlines following the most recent phase of the airline's reservation system migration, which will bring all US Airways flights under the American code this fall.

Alaska Air Group Reports July 2015 Operational Results
8/4/2015 5:02 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Flying from Portland to Three Midwest Cities
7/30/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop service from its Portland, Oregon, hub to three Midwest metropolises including Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Nebraska, starting Feb. 18, 2016.

Russell Wilson Leads Team to Victory in Alaska Plane Pull
7/28/2015 3:18 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines' Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson led his team to victory this morning in the Alaska Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer.

Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2015 Results
7/23/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc., (NYSE: ALK) today reported second quarter 2015 GAAP net income of $234 million, or $1.79 per diluted share, compared to $165 million, or $1.19 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2014.

Alaska Airlines adds Hainan Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner
7/22/2015 4:58 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines is enhancing its unique partner portfolio in Mileage Plan by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines. Hainan operates a modern fleet to over 90 destinations throughout the world.

Joel McHale, Russell Wilson to Compete in Alaska Airlines Plane Pull for Strong Against Cancer
7/7/2015 8:04 a.m. (PT)
Two Seattle celebrities are going head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer.

The sky's the limit: Making air travel easier for children with autism
6/23/2015 11:28 a.m. (PT)
For most families, an airplane just takes you to your destination where new people and experiences await. For families with children on the autism spectrum, the plane itself is an experience, and not always a good one.

Alaska Airlines helps students build a plane, learn to fly
2/27/2015 10:29 a.m. (PT)
Inside a small hangar, the parts and components of a two-seat plane are starting to come together, piece by piece, built by teenagers, guided by mentors.

How'd they film that? Alaska Airlines' Disney airplanes star in new air-to-air video
2/3/2015 9:19 a.m. (PT)
In the world of aviation photography, the money shot looks like this: Alaska Airlines' bright-blue Disney plane soars through billowy white clouds, perfectly spotlighted by midmorning sun. But how do they get that shot?

Kendall's gift: Fairbanks, Alaska girl spreads cheer to sick kids in Seattle
12/22/2014 10:14 a.m. (PT)
Sometimes big things do come in small packages. And sometimes, even bigger things come when inspired by the season of giving and a simple idea.

Fantasy Flight makes magic for underprivileged kids
12/19/2014 9:01 a.m. (PT)
The skies were clear and the sun was setting Saturday as Alaska Airlines flight 1225 took off, fueled by a force more powerful than jet fuel. The magic of 64 children and Santa's elves helped propel the Boeing 737 on its annual pilgrimage from Spokane International Airport to the ''North Pole.''

Reborn as carry-on bags, recycled airplane seat leather will continue to fly
12/11/2014 10:15 a.m. (PT)
Reclaimed leather from replaced airplane seats will fly again as carry-on bags, thanks to a collaboration between Alaska Airlines and an innovative design team.

In Barrow, Alaska, the country's northernmost game of prep football
10/17/2014 1:11 p.m. (PT)
On a sunny September day 330 miles above the Arctic Circle, 22 high schoolers play what is arguably the country's most extreme game of football.

Champions never rest: new Russell Wilson TV commercial debuts
8/6/2014 11:22 a.m. (PT)
This is an exclusive sneak peek at the first of three brand-new Alaska Airlines TV commercials featuring Russell Wilson, shot on location in Seattle over the course of a 12-hour day. It will air on TV stations from Bellingham to Vancouver, Washington beginning Aug. 7.

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.