2017 News releases

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    Q1 2018 Alaska Air Group, Inc. Earnings Conference Call
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Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines goes strawless in partnership with nonprofit Lonely Whale, continues commitment to sustainability
SEATTLE , May 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Lonely Whale today announced the airlines' initiative to replace single-use, non-recyclable, plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives in its airport lounges and on all domestic and international commercial flights
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Cargo to deliver more than 64,000 pounds of wild Copper River salmon to Seattle
Seattle chefs compete in the ninth annual Copper Chef Cook-off SEATTLE , May 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 16,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived in Seattle on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport shortly after 6:30 a.m.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to webcast presentation at the Wolfe Research Global Transportation Conference
SEATTLE , May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. , Virgin America Inc. , and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen , Alaska's executive vice president, finance and chief
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports April 2018 operational results
SEATTLE , May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations flown by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. ( Alaska ) and Virgin America Inc. (Virgin America), and for its regional flying operated
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group names Max Tidwell Vice President of Safety and Security
Former FAA Division Chief to Take Over Key Role for Airline SEATTLE , May 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group's board of directors named Max Tidwell vice president of safety and security for Alaska Air Group and Alaska Airlines . Tidwell will oversee all safety functions, develop and execute
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines gets 'animated' with newly themed plane featuring artwork from Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2
SEATTLE , May 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahead of the highly-anticipated release of Disney • Pixar's Incredibles 2 on June 15 , Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition plane today, featuring moviegoers' favorite family of "Supers." The Incredibles 2 -themed plane, Alaska's first Disney • Pixar film
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group Declares Quarterly Dividend
SEATTLE , May 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 32 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on June 7 to all shareholders of record as of May 22, 2018 . Dividends are financed from operating cash flow
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines reinforces hometown commitment with office expansion near Sea-Tac Airport
Construction of a campus "Hub" will connect office and technology workers with employees running the airline at the airport and in the sky SEATTLE , May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines unveiled plans today to construct a 128,000-square-foot building near Sea-Tac Airport that will provide a
Toggle Summary Facebook Executive Susan Li Brings Innovation, Digital Media, and Finance Experience to Alaska Air Group Board
SEATTLE , May 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group announced the election of Susan Li , vice president of finance at Facebook , to the company's board of directors. Li's appointment affirms Alaska Airlines' commitment to remarkable customer service, as well as its fresh, new focus on innovation
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines opens new airport lounge at New York's JFK
The JFK Lounge in Terminal 7 is the first Alaska Lounge on the East Coast SEATTLE , April 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announces the debut of its first Alaska Lounge on the East Coast , opening at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports First Quarter 2018 results
SEATTLE , April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported net income for the first quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $4 million , or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to net income of $93 million , or $0.75 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2017.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines introduces new rules for emotional support animals
New policy aims to increase safety for employees, flyers and service animals SEATTLE , April 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced a new policy for guests flying with emotional support and psychiatric service animals. For tickets purchased on or after May 1 , guests traveling
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports March 2018 operational results
SEATTLE , April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis for its mainline operations flown by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. ( Alaska ) and Virgin America Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop service between New York's JFK Airport and San Jose, California, and third daily Seattle flight
New Alaska Lounge to open at JFK's Terminal 7 offering travelers a relaxing space that embodies the airline's cool, West Coast vibe SEATTLE , April 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announces new daily, nonstop service between San Jose, California and New York's John F.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to Announce Financial Results
SEATTLE , April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. , Virgin America Inc. , and Horizon Air Industries Inc. , will announce its first quarter 2018 financial results on Monday, April 23, 2018 .
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus team up to give Mileage Plan members more flights to Europe
Irish carrier will start service from the Emerald Isle to the Emerald City of Seattle on May 18 SEATTLE , March 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus announced a broad partnership that will provide Mileage Plan members more ways to earn and redeem miles to Europe .
Toggle Summary So fresh: Alaska Airlines elevates First Class menu and experience, with a West Coast twist. #upgrade
SEATTLE , March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To give guests more of what they love, Alaska Airlines is investing in the First Class experience with West Coast -inspired upgrades. A flavorful new First Class menu will start flying this week, while new thoughtful product extras will be introduced
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports February 2018 operational results
SEATTLE , March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported February operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. ( Alaska ) and Virgin America Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines operations veteran Todd Sproul and long-time industry executive Shane Jones named to Alaska's leadership team
SEATTLE , Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' board of directors elected Todd Sproul and Shane Jones to its growing leadership team in Seattle Wednesday. Sproul will serve as vice president of system operations, a new position, and Jones will be vice president, airport real estate and
Toggle Summary In celebration of National Drink Wine Day, Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free program along the West Coast
Select flights to receive complimentary glass of wine on February 18 SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine lovers rejoice! Alaska Airlines is expanding its wildly popular Wine Flies Free program all along the West Coast — enabling Mileage Plan members departing from cities in
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports January 2018 operational results
SEATTLE , Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported January operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines Inc. ( Alaska ) and Virgin America Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and its flight attendants reach tentative merger agreement
SEATTLE , Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today they have reached a tentative merger agreement for the airline's 5,400 flight attendants. The merger agreement includes competitive pay raises, increase in retirement
Toggle Summary Just in time for Valentine's Day, Alaska Airlines unveils new heart sculpture in Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport
Sponsored heart is part of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation's 'Hearts in San Francisco' program SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- People traveling through San Francisco International Airport will be romanced with serenades, chocolates and a one-of-a-kind Valentine when they fly
Toggle Summary Portland Timbers, Alaska Airlines announce renewal of jersey sponsorship
Timbers Founding Partner to continue its popular fan-friendly incentives for club supporters PORTLAND, Ore. , Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has entered into a multiyear partnership extension with Alaska Airlines .
Toggle Summary David Oppenheim joins Alaska Airlines as vice president, sales
New position reflects airline's expansion, growth in national marketplace SEATTLE , Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines has named David Oppenheim vice president of sales, responsible for strengthening and growing relationships with Alaska's corporate travel customers.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air employees receive $148 million in bonuses
SEATTLE , Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines , Virgin America and Horizon Air are receiving $118 million in incentive bonuses today. For most employees, this equates to an average of more than 7 percent of their annual pay in 2017.
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports Fourth Quarter 2017 and full-year results and raises dividend 7%
SEATTLE , Jan. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dividend Increase: Announced today a 7% increase in the quarterly dividend from $0.30 per share to $0.32 per share. The dividend will be paid on March 8 , to all shareholders of record as of Feb. 20 , 2018. This is the fifth time the company has raised the
Toggle Summary Retired Boeing Executive Ray Conner Brings 40 years of Global Experience to Alaska Air Group Board
SEATTLE , Jan. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines , Virgin America and Horizon Air , announced the appointment of Ray Conner , retired president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and former vice chairman of The Boeing Company ,
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines and Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang unveil new uniform collection
Employees begin 60-day wear test SEATTLE , Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and fashion designer Luly Yang debuted a modern, West Coast -inspired, custom-designed uniform collection today. At a fashion show this afternoon inside Alaska's Sea-Tac hangar, employee models walked the
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines selects destinations for new service from Paine Field
13 daily departures to eight top West Coast markets, including San Francisco, LA and Las Vegas SEATTLE , Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines , the Seattle -area's hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington .
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group reports December 2017 and full-year operational results
SEATTLE , Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Air Group, Inc. today reported December and full-year operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations operated by subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. ( Alaska ) and Virgin America Inc.
Toggle Summary Alaska Airlines receives single operating certificate from FAA
Key achievement in the integration with Virgin America; no changes for customers SEATTLE , Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA ) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking another significant
Toggle Summary Horizon Air names Gary Beck President and Chief Executive Officer, and Constance von Muehlen Chief Operating Officer
SEATTLE , Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group today announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air's new president and chief executive officer, and Constance von Muehlen will be its chief operating officer. Beck is not a newcomer to Alaska Air Group , having served Alaska Airlines from
Toggle Summary Alaska Air Group to announce financial results
SEATTLE , Jan. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. , Virgin America Inc. , and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. , will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 .