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Alaska Air Group Names Bryan Shillito Managing Director of Safety Programs
11/21/2014 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Bryan Shillito has been named managing director of safety programs for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Alaska Airlines and U.S. Marine Corps team up to deliver toys across Alaska
11/20/2014 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines and the U.S. Marine Corps are joining forces to expand the Toys for Tots program in Alaska and distribute more toys to children this holiday season.

Alaska Airlines Earns Top Score in 2015 Corporate Equality Index
11/20/2014 8:37 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, parent company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

Washington to Washington: Alaska Airlines Adds More Nonstop Flights to Nation's Capital
11/13/2014 4:57 a.m. (PT)
Getting to the nation's capital from the Emerald City will be easier starting next spring when Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to Dulles International Airport.

Alaska Airlines Offers Ski Enthusiasts Free Skiing at Top North American Resorts
11/10/2014 5:04 a.m. (PT)
Skiers, snowboarders, and those looking for a winter getaway can rejoice. Alaska Airlines is partnering with select top resorts in the Western United States and Canada to offer great deals on airfare, lift tickets and equipment rentals.

Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
11/6/2014 5:00 a.m. (PT)
he board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Dec. 3 to all shareholders of record as of Nov. 18, 2014.

Alaska Air Group Reports October 2014 Operational Results
11/4/2014 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported October and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

Alaska Airlines Begins More Mexico Flying from the Pacific Northwest
11/3/2014 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines this week will begin service from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico, just in time for winter.

Alaska Air Group Announces Two Additions to its Board of Directors
10/27/2014 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, today announced the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors.

Alaska Airlines pledges $1 million to support STEM education in rural Alaska
10/23/2014 12:30 p.m. (PT)
Next year, as many as 650 middle school students from rural, native communities in Alaska will have the opportunity to dream a little bigger, thanks to a three-year partnership between Alaska Airlines and the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP).

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.

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.