Alaska Airlines News Stories
April 9, 2013
Consumer complaints against US airlines rose sharply in 2012, even as the carriers claimed a better record of on-time arrivals and luggage handling.
February 1, 2013
A Seattle-bound Alaska Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Oregon after its pilot passed out, in the second such fainting spell involving the US carrier in 10 days, the airline said on Friday.
January 18, 2013
Two US fighter jets were scrambled on Thursday to escort an Alaska Airlines plane to Seattle after the FBI received an anonymous tip, apparently unfounded, that a hijacker was aboard, officials said.
October 25, 2012
Seattle-based Alaska Air, the parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported what it called "the best quarterly profit" in its history.
October 11, 2012
Alaska Airlines on Thursday announced an order for 50 Boeing 737s, worth USD$5 billion at list prices.
October 8, 2012
An outage that cut phone and data service in parts of California, Oregon and Washington caused wide-spread delays to Alaska Airlines flights on Monday as the carrier's reservations system was knocked off line.
September 5, 2012
US airlines could place hundreds of orders for new airliners on top of their recent wave of purchases -- leaving billions of dollars' worth of orders for Boeing and Airbus to fight over.
May 15, 2012
Alaska Air Group has promoted Brad Tilden to chief executive, replacing Bill Ayer, who is retiring after leading the company since 2002.
April 2, 2012
US airlines are doing a better job in overall performance, improving on-time arrivals and handling of lost bags, while drawing fewer customer complaints, an annual report based on federal data shows.
February 16, 2012
Alaska Air Group said on Thursday Alaska Airlines president Brad Tilden will take over as chief executive on May 15, replacing Bill Ayer, who is set to retire.
January 26, 2012
Alaska Airlines, America's seventh-largest carrier in terms of passenger traffic, said on Wednesday that it would end a decades-old tradition of handing out prayer cards with its in-flight meals.
January 25, 2012
AMR, the bankrupt parent of American Airlines, is the prize in a likely bidding war by rival carriers, but any merger involving the third largest US airline is expected to come on its own terms and timing.