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Alaska Airlines Starts Service from Orange County to Los Cabos, Mexico
10/8/2015 5:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos, Mexico. The flights are year-round and will operate four-times a week.

Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
10/6/2015 9:11 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its third quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday, October 22, 2015. A conference call is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time/11:30 a.m. Eastern time.

Alaska Air Group Reports September 2015 Operational Results
10/2/2015 8:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported September and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis.

Alaska Airlines Continues to Grow Seattle Hub with New Raleigh/Durham Service
10/1/2015 10:53 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines is expanding its Seattle hub today with the start of new service from the Emerald City to Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Raleigh is the sixth new city the carrier has added this year, following last month's start of service from Seattle to Nashville and New York City's JFK.

Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Loyalty
9/30/2015 7:27 a.m. (PT)
Ryan Butz has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of loyalty, overseeing Mileage Plan, Alaska Airlines Credit Card program and customer communications.

Airlines Begins Nonstop Service Between Nashville and Seattle
9/23/2015 4:58 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service between Nashville and Seattle, increasing the number of nonstop destinations from its Seattle hub to 84 - twice as many as Alaska’s nearest competitor.

Alaska Airlines and Icelandair Announce Codeshare and Frequent Flier Partnership Agreement
9/23/2015 4:57 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines and Icelandair have entered into a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will give customers easier connections and more ways to earn benefits when flying between the U.S. and Europe.

Alaska Airlines Announces its Annual PFD Sale for Alaska Residents
9/22/2015 5:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines launches its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale today, with discounts on air travel for residents of the 49th state.

Alaska Airlines Names New Managing Director of Seattle Airport Operations
9/18/2015 10:36 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines has named 25-year Alaska Airlines employee Wayne Newton managing director of its Seattle station, overseeing the day-to-day operations at its largest hub.

Alaska Airlines Appoints New Managing Director of Fleet, Standards and Operational Control
9/17/2015 6:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines has named 26-year aviation veteran John Ladner managing director of fleet, standards and operational control, a position he previously held from 2010-2011.

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.