$ALK (Alaska Air Group, Inc.)

$ALK {{ '2016-09-26T12:44:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK and $VA agreed with the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) to extend the regulatory review of proposed merger, stating the parties will not consummate the acquisition prior to Oct. 17. The parties previously agreed to not close the merger before Sept. 30. The extension gives the DOJ additional time to review.

$ALK {{ '2017-11-15T13:26:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK will redeploy aircraft used to serve Havana to markets with higher demand. The airline has launched 44 routes in 2017 and anticipates it will grow about 7.2% this year. As the company looks ahead to 2018, it is planning for nearly 8% network growth by adding capacity in primarily existing markets.

$ALK {{ '2017-11-15T13:22:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK to end its flights to Cuba from Jan. 22, 2018, less than a year after it began Los Angeles-Havana daily flights. The move comes due to the slowdown in passengers and changes to the US policy. Last Week, President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on travel to Cuba.

$ALK {{ '2017-10-30T18:18:09+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$ALK's regional subsidiary Horizon Air has encountered some challenges of late regarding pilot shortages. Pilots have been leaving regional airlines for mainline opportunities at higher rates. The airline said that it is now hiring 30 pilots a month, but it's going to take another 90 days to really catch up on the backlog of training.

$ALK {{ '2017-10-25T14:45:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK posted a 4% YoY increase in profit to $266MM, or $2.14 per share, for 3Q17 as it continues the process of integrating with West Coast carrier Virgin America. The company recorded a 35% increase in revenue to $2.12Bil. Excluding the impact of merger-related costs and fuel hedge adjustments, the company's earnings grew 2% to $2.24 per share.

$ALK {{ '2017-10-25T13:25:58+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$ALK Alaska Air Group, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$ALK {{ '2017-10-12T16:32:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALK reported a traffic for the month of September 2017 of 4.16Bil revenue passenger miles, up 8.4% from last year. Capacity increased 10.1% to 5.02Bil available seat miles, while passenger load factor declined 1.3 points to 82.9% from 84.2%.

$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.

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