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Alaska Airlines names Charles Breer New Managing Director of Alliances
2/26/2015 6:34 a.m. (PT)
Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference
2/23/2015 8:05 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska's executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 in New York, New York.

Alaska Airlines Announces Order for Six Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs
2/18/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle's hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing 737-900 Extended Range aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing's current list price.

Harrison Elected Chief Revenue Officer at Alaska Airlines
2/17/2015 4:55 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group announced Andrew Harrison has been elected executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Alaska Airlines, where he will oversee all revenue-related activities at Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines names Jay Gupta Managing Director of Infrastructure and Modern Platforms
2/11/2015 11:41 a.m. (PT)
Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division.

Alaska Air Group Reports January 2015 Operational Results
2/3/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below.

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets
1/27/2015 5:08 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today announced it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic devices for two more months, in addition to the more than 100 titles of free content that are available all the time, to all passengers, as part of the new Alaska Beyond? experience.

Alaska Airlines names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing
1/27/2015 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and branding programs.

Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline
1/26/2015 10:26 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the fifth year in a row.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Employees Receive About Five Weeks Annual Pay in Bonuses
1/26/2015 5:07 a.m. (PT)
Employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving annual bonuses today of more than 9 percent of their annual pay, or more than five weeks' pay for most workers.

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.

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.