Alaska Air Group’s acquisition of Virgin America cleared by the Antitrust Division of US DOJ

SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) today (Dec. 6, 2016) completed its review and approved Alaska Air Group’s (NYSE: ALK) acquisition of Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA). Alaska Air Group is the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. “We… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines gets approval on its application for daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba

U.S. Department of Transportation awards Alaska flight to Havana from its focus city Los Angeles SEATTLE, 2016-Jul-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Transportation announced today that it tentatively approved Alaska’s application for daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. Alaska was the only carrier to propose daily nonstop service from… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines ranked highest in traditional carrier satisfaction for the ninth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 Study

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also again named top airline loyalty/rewards program SEATTLE, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the ninth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2016 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. The organization also announced today that travelers ranked the Alaska Airlines Mileage… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines completes the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit

SEATTLE, 2015-11-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced that it has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry for 10 years, since 2006. “Alaska Airlines is focused on a culture of safety. Our top… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines celebrates its purchase of additional 10 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with contest to ‘test-drive’ one of Alaska’s 737 flight simulators

SEATTLE, 2014-10-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, Seattle’s hometown airline, continues to invest in the long-term success of its business and the region it calls home. Alaska, which exclusively flies Boeing airplanes, today announced the purchase of 10 additional Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The company is celebrating the significance of this order by launching a… Read the full press release

Horizon Air appoints David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer

SEATTLE, 2014-7-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors of Horizon Air has named David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced today. “We are excited to welcome Dave to Horizon Air and the Alaska Air Group team,” said Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden. “He is an accomplished airline executive… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group, Inc. reports GAAP net income of $165 million on its 2014 second quarter

Financial Highlights:  Reported record second quarter net income, excluding special items, of $157 million – a 50% increase over the second quarter of 2013. Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.13 per diluted share, a 53% increase over the second quarter of 2013 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.11 per share…. Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group to buy back up to $650 million of its common stock

Board of directors also approves quarterly dividend  SEATTLE, 2014-5-13 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has approved a share repurchase program authorizing the company to buy back up to $650 million of its common stock. This share repurchase program represents approximately 10 percent of the market capitalization… Read the full press release

Employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air earned $105 Million in 2013 Bonuses

SEATTLE, 2014-2-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Employees at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving annual bonuses today of more than 9 percent of their annual pay, or more than five weeks’ pay for most workers. The bonus is in addition to $1,150 in 2013 monthly bonuses that most employees earned for achieving on-time and customer… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group announced quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Feb. 25

SEATTLE, 2014-2-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has approved a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per share to all shareholders of record as of Feb. 25. The dividend—which is 5 cents per share, or 25 percent, higher than the previous quarterly dividend—will be paid on March 11. Air Group began… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and renewed on the IOSA Registry

Seattle, United States, 2013-10-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines today announced it successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006. “Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is core to our responsibility,” said Brad Tilden, Alaska… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines, The Nature Conservancy call on travelers to support efforts to remove invasive algae in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

Honolulu, HI, 2013-08-02— /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines and The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii are teaming up to restore near-shore coral reefs, which provide both recreation and sustenance to Hawaii’s residents and visitors. During the month of August, for every Alaska Airlines mobile application downloaded, the airline will donate $1 to The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, with… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines’ Black Employee Resource Group and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to encourages students to achieve their educational goals

‘Pledge It. Prove It. Take Flight.’ Event encourages students to achieve their educational goals  SEATTLE, 2013-07-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — The voices of 605 students pledging to work hard, believe in themselves and graduate from high school filled Alaska Airlines’ hangar today and briefly masked the sound of airplanes taking off outside at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group Inc. President and CEO Brad Tilden to webcast investor update presentation on Thursday, July 11.

SEATTLE, 2013-07-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will webcast a special investor update presentation by Air Group President and CEO Brad Tilden and other executives on Thursday, July 11. The webcast will be presented live at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time/10:30… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers for the sixth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates

SEATTLE, 2013-05-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional network carriers for the sixth consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates in its 2013 North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM. The airline also ranked highest in J.D. Power and Associates’ annual segment rankings between 2008 and 2012. “We’re honored to receive… Read the full press release