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Alaska Airlines will fly to Havana, Cuba, beginning Jan. 5, 2017
9/27/2016 4:58 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast.

Alaska Air Group and Virgin America Agree to Extend Regulatory Review of Proposed Merger
9/26/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), parent company of Alaska Airlines, and Virgin America Inc. (NASDAQ: VA) today announced that each carrier has agreed with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to extend the date of their timing agreement, stating the parties will not consummate the acquisition prior to Oct. 17, unless the DOJ provides written concurrence to close within a shorter period. The parties previously agreed to not close the merger before Sept. 30.

Alaska Airlines launches annual PFD sale for Alaskans
9/23/2016 6:01 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today announced its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with exclusive discounts for residents of the state of Alaska. The special one-way fares are on sale now through Oct. 10, and are valid for travel within and to/from the state of Alaska from Oct. 15 to May 24, 2017.

Alaska Airlines releases new commercials featuring Alaska Airlines CFO Russell Wilson; kicks off promotions for the 2016 football season
9/9/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today released its third season of popular TV commercials featuring Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson and kicked off promotions for fans and customers for the 2016 football season.

Alaska Air Group Reports August 2016 Operational Results
9/2/2016 9:39 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August 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 (Regional).

Alaska Airlines receives U.S. DOT approval to begin Havana, Cuba flying
8/31/2016 1:53 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today was awarded the right to operate commercial service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba.

Alaska Airlines breaks ground on new aircraft maintenance and engineering facility in Anchorage
8/22/2016 3:32 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today broke ground on a new $40 million aircraft maintenance and engineering facility located at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

Alaska Air Cargo named best cargo carrier by Logistics Management magazine
8/19/2016 11:49 a.m. (PT)
Logistics Management magazine has selected Alaska Air Cargo as the No. 1 cargo carrier as part of its annual Quest for Quality awards.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan once again named No. 1 loyalty program by U.S. News & World Report
8/16/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
For the second year in a row, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has received top honors in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Airline Rewards Programs.

Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
8/3/2016 1:35 p.m. (PT)
The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 27.5 cents per share.

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 launching Apple Watch app
4/23/2015 11:32 a.m. (PT)
The mobile team at Alaska Airlines is all about saving travelers time and hassle. So when they received the developer kit for Apple's brand-new Apple Watch launching tomorrow back in November, they couldn't wait to get started. Four months of planning, customer interviews, field trips to the airport and many, many sticky note sketches later, they are ready to launch a simple, beautiful, wearable companion to Alaska's award-winning mobile app when the Apple Watch store launches April 24

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.