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Alaska Airlines Names Derek Chang Managing Director of Brand Experience
5/27/2015 6:35 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today named brand and product marketing expert Derek Chang its new managing director of brand experience.

Tom Kemp Named Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Flight Operations
5/21/2015 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines' board of directors announced the election of Tom Kemp to the position of vice president of flight operations for Alaska Airlines effective July 1, replacing Gary Beck, who will retire from the airline on June 30.

Alaska Air Group Reduced its Emissions Intensity by 30 percent over the past 10 years; 2014 Accomplishments Detailed in Third Annual Sustainability Report
5/20/2015 5:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology.

Alaska Airlines Eases Travel with Debut of Preferred Plus Seating Selection
5/14/2015 4:57 a.m. (PT)
Customers who like a little extra legroom now have more choices when flying Alaska Airlines, with the launch of Preferred Plus seating.

J.D. Power Study Ranks Alaska Airlines Highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for Eighth Straight Year
5/13/2015 4:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the eighth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2015 North America Airline Satisfaction Studysm.

Alaska Air Group to Webcast Presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference
5/12/2015 10:13 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), 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 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 Transportation Conference at 10:40 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
5/11/2015 4:57 a.m. (PT)
The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 20 cents per share.

Alaska Airlines to be Gevo's Commercial Launch Partner for Renewable Alcohol-based Jet Fuel
5/7/2015 6:01 a.m. (PT)
Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo's renewable jet fuel and fly the first ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ).

Alaska Air Group Reports April 2015 Operational Results
5/4/2015 4:59 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

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.