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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.

Alaska Airlines to offer the most nonstop flights to America's heartland from Seattle
8/3/2016 6:46 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines continues the expansion of its Seattle hub with the launch of new daily nonstop service to Indianapolis and Wichita, Kansas starting spring of 2017.

Alaska Air Group Reports July 2016 Operational Results
8/2/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported July 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. Detailed information is provided below.

Alaska Airlines moves forward with new $40 million maintenance facility in Anchorage, Alaska
7/29/2016 12:19 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines today announced plans to build a new $40 million airplane maintenance facility at the site of the current Signature Flight Support building on Old International Airport Road.

Boosting Support: Alaska Airlines donates nearly $150,000 to nonprofits in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington
7/25/2016 8:08 a.m. (PT)
The Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $145,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations throughout the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington.

Alaska Airlines is in a Newark State of Mind
7/21/2016 3:00 p.m. (PT)
Alaska Airlines announced today a significant expansion to the New York City area with multiple new routes to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Alaska Air Group Reports Record Second Quarter 2016 Results
7/21/2016 5:00 a.m. (PT)
Alaska Air Group, Inc., (NYSE: ALK) today reported second quarter 2016 GAAP net income of $260 million, or $2.10 per diluted share, compared to $234 million, or $1.79 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2015.

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.