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Feb 15, 2018, 12:30 ET Alaska Airlines operations veteran Todd Sproul and long-time industry executive Shane Jones named to Alaska's leadership team

Alaska Airlines' board of directors elected Todd Sproul and Shane Jones to its growing leadership team in Seattle Wednesday. Sproul will...


Feb 15, 2018, 08:30 ET In celebration of National Drink Wine Day, Alaska Airlines expands Wine Flies Free program along the West Coast

Wine lovers rejoice! Alaska Airlines is expanding its wildly popular Wine Flies Free program all along the West Coast — enabling Mileage Plan...


Feb 14, 2018, 19:50 ET Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and its flight attendants reach tentative merger agreement

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today they have reached a tentative merger agreement for the...


Feb 14, 2018, 08:00 ET Just in time for Valentine's Day, Alaska Airlines unveils new heart sculpture in Terminal 2 of San Francisco International Airport

People traveling through San Francisco International Airport will be romanced with serenades, chocolates and a one-of-a-kind Valentine when they...


Feb 05, 2018, 19:30 ET Portland Timbers, Alaska Airlines announce renewal of jersey sponsorship

The Portland Timbers today announced that the club has entered into a multiyear partnership extension with Alaska Airlines. As part of the...


Feb 01, 2018, 08:00 ET David Oppenheim joins Alaska Airlines as vice president, sales

Alaska Airlines has named David Oppenheim vice president of sales, responsible for strengthening and growing relationships with Alaska's corporate...


Jan 26, 2018, 08:01 ET Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air employees receive $148 million in bonuses

Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are receiving $118 million in incentive bonuses today. For...


Jan 22, 2018, 07:00 ET Retired Boeing Executive Ray Conner Brings 40 years of Global Experience to Alaska Air Group Board

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air, announced the appointment of Ray Conner, retired president...


Jan 18, 2018, 19:45 ET Alaska Airlines and Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang unveil new uniform collection

Alaska Airlines and fashion designer Luly Yang debuted a modern, West Coast-inspired, custom-designed uniform collection today. At a fashion show...


Jan 16, 2018, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines selects destinations for new service from Paine Field

Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area's hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in...


Jan 11, 2018, 15:10 ET Alaska Airlines receives single operating certificate from FAA

Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin...


Jan 10, 2018, 14:02 ET Horizon Air names Gary Beck President and Chief Executive Officer, and Constance von Muehlen Chief Operating Officer

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...


Dec 14, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines launches new service from San Francisco to Kona

Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Kailua-Kona International Airport, the 31st new route...


Dec 06, 2017, 08:00 ET The holidays come early as Alaska Airlines offers early boarding for flyers wearing holiday sweaters

In celebration of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day, Alaska Airlines guests who wear their festive holiday sweaters to the airport are able to...


Nov 15, 2017, 14:00 ET Alaska Airlines to fly the only nonstop flight from Seattle to Pittsburgh

Alaska Airlines today announced it will add nonstop, daily service between Seattle and Pittsburgh next fall. This new service is currently the only...


Nov 14, 2017, 18:08 ET Alaska Airlines will discontinue flying to Havana, Cuba

Alaska Airlines announced today that it will end a daily flight between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. The last flight is planned for Jan. 22. The...


Nov 07, 2017, 13:04 ET A decade of aloha: Alaska Airlines Foundation donates $100,000 to nonprofits in Hawaii

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $100,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Hawaii, as part of a special donation to celebrate...


Nov 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines comienza a operar un servicio sin escalas entre San Diego y la Ciudad de México

SEATTLE, 6 de noviembre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Hoy, Alaska Airlines comienza a operar su servicio sin escalas entre San Diego y...


Nov 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City

Alaska Airlines today begins nonstop service between San Diego and Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport. San Diego is the third West...


Nov 06, 2017, 06:00 ET Alaska Airlines comienza a operar un servicio sin escalas entre San Diego y la Ciudad de México

SEATTLE, 6 de noviembre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Hoy, Alaska Airlines comienza a operar su servicio sin escalas entre San Diego y...


Nov 03, 2017, 08:30 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...


Oct 20, 2017, 09:00 ET Alaska Airlines pledges additional $1 million to support STEM education in rural Alaska

Alaska Airlines has renewed its partnership with the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) to provide a brighter future for middle...


Oct 18, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines expands San Diego service with new nonstop flights to Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines continues to expand service for San Diego guests with the addition of new daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque starting Oct.18. The...


Oct 17, 2017, 09:00 ET Alaska Airlines adds 'Freight for Less' to Club 49 benefits

Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk, dubbed "Freight for Less," enables members to save...


Sep 26, 2017, 19:32 ET Alaska Air Cargo introduces world's first converted 737-700 freighter

Alaska Air Cargo today began a new chapter in its business, introducing the first converted Boeing 737-700 cargo aircraft. The aircraft is the...