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Alaska Airlines Leads the Industry in Safety with First FAA-Approved Flight Simulator Featuring a Full-Stall Model
5/5/2016 8:57 a.m. (PT)
Last week, Alaska Airlines became the first commercial airline in the world to receive FAA certification of an enhanced full-stall model in a flight simulator, which helps pilots train to recognize and recover from a full aerodynamic stall.

Alaska Air Group Reports April 2016 Operational Results
5/3/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc. and third-party regional carriers, SkyWest Airlines and PenAir.

Alaska Air Group Reports Record First Quarter 2016 Results
4/21/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc., (NYSE: ALK) today reported first quarter 2016 GAAP net income of $184 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, compared to $149 million, or $1.12 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2015.

Horizon Air Places Largest Aircraft Order in its History, Adding 30 Embraer E175 Regional Jets to Fleet
4/12/2016 5:07 a.m. (PT)
Horizon Air today announced it will grow its fleet with the purchase of 30 new three-class Embraer E175 jets, which will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines to fly Bellingham to Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii
4/6/2016 9:30 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines announced today that it will begin weekly flights between Bellingham, Washington and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Alaska Air Group Reports March 2016 Operational Results
4/5/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska), and for its regional flying operated by subsidiary Horizon Air Industries, Inc., and third-party regional carriers SkyWest Airlines and PenAir.

Alaska Air Group to Acquire Virgin America, Creating West Coast's Premier Carrier
4/4/2016 3:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), parent company of Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America, Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement, under which Alaska Air Group will acquire Virgin America for $57.00 per share in cash.

Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
4/1/2016 8:58 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its first quarter 2016 financial results on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Alaska Airlines Announces the Formation of a New Subsidiary - McGee Air Services
3/29/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines, Inc. today announced the company plans to form a wholly owned subsidiary called McGee Air Services, a dedicated airline services company that combines deep industry experience with a singular focus on providing best-in-class airline services.

Alaska Airlines Foundation Accepting Grant Request Applications for 2016 Funding
3/23/2016 9:00 a.m. (PT)
The Alaska Airlines Foundation is currently accepting grant request applications from non-profits in the states of Alaska, Washington and Hawaii.

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.