$ALK (Alaska Air Group, Inc.)

$ALK {{ '2016-01-05T17:53:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

SeaTac-based regional airline Horizon Air, a part of $ALK, said that Ali Donway has been named as Managing Director and Chief Pilot, Dave Burris has been appointed as Managing Director of Station Operations and Lacey Pittman has taken over the role of Managing Director of Horizon's System Operations Control (SOC).

$ALK {{ '2017-09-13T17:07:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK appointed Jeff Butler as its new VP of inflight and call center services. He succeeds Andy Schneider, who was named VP of people last month. Butler, who previously led inflight and later airports and customer service at Alaska, has been in an interim role as VP of guest and inflight services at Virgin America for the past year.

$ALK {{ '2017-09-13T14:37:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Aviation company $ALK has entered into a seven-year agreement with the San Francisco Giants to become the latter’s official airline. The contract extends an existing partnership established by Alaska subsidiary Virgin America in 2008. The partnership features several co-branded elements, which will be launched soon.

$ALK {{ '2017-09-11T19:12:56+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK reported traffic for the month of August 2017 of 4.78Bil revenue passenger miles, up 5.8% from last year. Capacity increased 5.5% to 5.55Bil available seat miles. Passenger load factor rose 0.4 points to 86.2% from 85.8% and revenue passengers increased 2.3% to 4.03MM.

$ALK {{ '2017-09-11T12:24:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of Alaska Airlines, an arm of $ALK, elected Diana Birkett Rakow as VP of External Relations, leading the airline's government affairs, corporate communications and community relations teams in Alaska, Hawaii, San Francisco and Seattle. She was VP at Kaiser Permanente of Washington. Rakow succeeds Joe Sprague, who left on Sept 1.

$ALK {{ '2017-08-30T13:07:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK said Singapore Airlines will be its newest Global Partner. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer loyalty programs will begin earning miles on each other's flights beginning Sept. 27.

$ALK {{ '2017-08-08T15:25:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK has elected Shane Tackett as SVP of revenue management and e-commerce, and Andrea Schneider as VP of people. Tackett will continue to oversee pricing, yield management, revenue analysis and e-commerce. Schneider will look after employee benefits, compensation, training and development, recruiting and employee travel for Alaska and Horizon Air.

$ALK {{ '2017-08-04T13:49:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share, payable on Sept. 7, 2017, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 22, 2017.

$ALK {{ '2017-08-03T21:07:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Aviation company $ALK has named James Beer to its BoD. Beer, who serves as EVP and CFO of McKesson Corporation, will join Alaska’s compensation and leadership development and safety committees also. Earlier, Beer served as EVP and CFO of Symantec Corp.

$ALK {{ '2017-07-26T14:57:07+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ALK Alaska Air Group Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q2 2017 Highlights

$ALK {{ '2017-07-26T13:37:30+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK's total passenger revenue for 2Q17 rose 43% to $1.80Bil. PRASM, a comparison between revenue and flight capacity, grew 1.3% during this period.

$ALK {{ '2017-07-26T13:26:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK reported 13% increase in 2Q17 earnings to $296MM or $2.38 per share, partly driven by the acquisition of its former competitor Virgin America. On an adjusted basis, $ALK's earnings grew to $2.51 from $2.12 in the prior-year quarter. Total operating revenue for the period soared 41% to $2.10Bil on a stronger customer base.

$ALK {{ '2017-07-10T18:50:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK reported an 8.3% increase in traffic on a 6.9% increase in capacity in June 2017, on a consolidated basis, versus June 2016. Alaska Airlines reported an 8.7% increase in traffic on a 7.5% increase in capacity. Virgin America traffic grew 5.6% on a 4.2% increase in capacity. Regional traffic rose 13.1% on a 10.7% increase in capacity.

$ALK {{ '2017-07-03T12:42:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK unit Horizon Air has elected George Knobloch as VP of maintenance and engineering, effective immediately. In his new role, Knobloch will oversee maintenance and engineering operations at the airlines' six maintenance facilities and a team of over 400 employees. Knobloch will be based in Portland.

$ALK {{ '2017-06-08T14:15:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK reported a 7.6% increase in traffic on a 5.9% increase in capacity in May 2017 versus May 2016. Alaska Airlines reported a 9.6% increase in traffic on a 6.7% increase in capacity versus May 2016. Virgin America traffic grew 2.6% on a 3.5% increase in capacity while regional traffic increased 7.3% on a 6% increase in capacity versus May 2016.

$ALK {{ '2017-05-22T13:55:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of $ALK, and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn miles/points on each other as Finnair expands its wings with new flights from San Francisco. Alaska Airlines recently announced a major expansion of its San Francisco service.

$ALK {{ '2017-05-09T13:57:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK reported a 7.8% increase in traffic for the month of April 2017 on a 4.6% rise in capacity compared to April 2016. Passenger load factor increased 2.5 points to 86.6%. Revenue passengers increased 7.4%.

$ALK {{ '2017-05-09T12:51:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK's board of directors named Annabel R. Chang as Vice President, Bay Area. Ms. Chang will start in June and will be based at Virgin America's office in California, where she will work closely with Ben Minicucci, COO and President of Alaska Airlines and CEO of Virgin America, and Peter Hunt, President of Virgin America.

$ALK {{ '2017-05-05T14:18:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK's BoD declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 30 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Jun. 8, 2017, to all shareholders of record as of May 23, 2017. Dividends are financed from operating cash flow and cash on hand.

$ALK {{ '2017-04-26T16:44:30+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ALK said that on capital allocation, the company would be focused on re-deleveraging. The company added that it has to do a lot on the fleet and non-aircraft side to activate the merger and pursue its growth plans. Beyond this the company wants to focus on re-deleveraging the balance sheet.

$ALK {{ '2017-04-26T16:40:05+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ALK stated that since the close of the Virgin merger, the corporate contracts activity has been encouraging. The company added that since the deal close, it reached out to over 300 corporate accounts that $ALK or Virgin or both has agreements with and synced up those agreements to give the benefit of the agreement on one airline to the other.

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