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Sep 18, 2017, 12:00 ET Kevin Durant is newest MVP for Alaska Airlines

Basketball superstar Kevin Durant is teaming up with Alaska Airlines to support youth and education programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Between...


Sep 13, 2017, 12:24 ET Jeff Butler named vice president of Alaska Airlines inflight and call centers

Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska's new vice president of inflight and call center services,...


Sep 13, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines named Official Airline of the San Francisco Giants

Alaska Airlines announced today that the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next...


Sep 11, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines names Diana Birkett Rakow VP of external relations

Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected Diana Birkett Rakow vice president of external relations, leading the airline's government affairs,...


Aug 30, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska's newest partner Singapore Airlines gives guests truly unique flying experience

Alaska Airlines announced today that Singapore Airlines will be its newest Global Partner. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines...


Aug 28, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines inaugurates service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona

Alaska Airlines this week begins daily, nonstop service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona. With these new flights,...


Aug 22, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines invests in guest experience with next-generation Gogo 2Ku satellite Wi-Fi

Alaska Airlines has selected Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service across its entire Boeing and Airbus fleet....


Aug 11, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines extends early boarding for guests wearing Russell Wilson jersey

To support Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson during the 2017 football season, Alaska Airlines today announced the return of its popular...


Aug 09, 2017, 08:05 ET Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer program once again named No. 1 loyalty program by U.S. News & World Report

For the third year in a row, Alaska Mileage Plan has received top honors in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Airline Rewards...


Aug 08, 2017, 16:00 ET Alaska Airlines lanza servicio sin escalas desde San Francisco y Los Ángeles a la Ciudad de México

Alaska Airlines hoy lanzó servicio al Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez en la Ciudad de México desde dos importantes centros en California: el...


Aug 08, 2017, 15:55 ET Alaska Airlines lanza servicio sin escalas desde San Francisco y Los Ángeles a la Ciudad de México

Alaska Airlines hoy lanzó servicio al Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez en la Ciudad de México desde dos importantes centros en California: el...


Aug 08, 2017, 13:30 ET Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Mexico City

Alaska Airlines today launched service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: San Francisco...


Aug 08, 2017, 11:30 ET Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Mexico City

Alaska Airlines today launched service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: San Francisco...


Aug 08, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines promotes Shane Tackett to senior vice president and names Andy Schneider new vice president of people

Alaska Airlines' board of directors have elected Shane Tackett senior vice president of revenue management and e-commerce, and Andrea "Andy"...


Aug 04, 2017, 17:00 ET Horizon Air names new vice president flight operations and new vice president of finance and planning

Horizon Air's board of directors have elected Captain John Hornibrook vice president of flight operations and Brooke Vatheuer vice president of...


Aug 04, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Air Group declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 30 cents per share. The dividend will be...


Aug 03, 2017, 16:35 ET James Beer, EVP, CFO of McKesson Corporation, joins Alaska Air Group Board of Directors

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air, announced the appointment of James Beer, executive vice...


Jul 11, 2017, 11:05 ET Virgin America is 'Top Domestic Airline' 2017 in Travel + Leisure 'World's Best Awards'

Virgin America today was named "Top Domestic Airline" 2017 in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for a 10th-consecutive year. In May, Alaska...


Jul 07, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines Foundation gives over $160,000 to nonprofits in Alaska and Washington

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $161,500 to 15 nonprofits in Alaska and Washington. The mid-year grants are the first of two donations...


Jun 28, 2017, 10:00 ET Alaska Airlines introduces Seattle Mariners-themed plane to commemorate the club's 40th anniversary

As a symbol of the long-standing partnership between Alaska Airlines and the Seattle Mariners, today Alaska officially unveiled a specially-marked...


Jun 26, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines plans flight to chase "The Great American Eclipse"

Alaska Airlines is chasing "The Great American Eclipse" on August 21, with a special charter flight for select astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse...


Jun 09, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines invites guests to stop and smell the rosé onboard this summer

House Wine Rosé will become a seasonal offering for purchase on most Alaska Airlines flights from July 1 through Aug. 31. Made with grapes from the...


Jun 08, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Air Group Reports May 2017 Operational Results

Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported May and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, for its mainline operations...


May 24, 2017, 15:19 ET Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air win 16th FAA Diamond Awards for excellence in maintenance training

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have each earned their 16th Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in...


May 23, 2017, 14:58 ET Horizon Air pilots pass vote to amend labor contract

Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have approved an amendment to their existing eight-year...