Alaska Airlines http://nwpr.org en Alaska Air Says It Is Holding Its Own Against Delta Onslaught http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-air-says-it-holding-its-own-against-delta-onslaught <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The intensifying competition between Alaska Airlines and rival Delta Air Lines in the Western skies does not seem to be hurting the bottom line of either company. Seattle-based Alaska Air posted a record second quarter profit Thursday. This, a day after Delta toasted its own high revenues. Alaska executives are still concerned about a flood of new seats on its home turf.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:53:06 +0000 Tom Banse 49558 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Air Says It Is Holding Its Own Against Delta Onslaught Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle http://nwpr.org/post/delta-alaska-airlines-fight-market-share-seattle Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>In the airline industry, we've gone through a period of mergers, consolidation and downsizing. Because of all this, some airlines have had to disappoint cities. They've stopped using them as hubs, which brings us something unusual at Seattle-Tocoma International Airport. The Northwest News Network's Tom Banse reports that Delta Air Lines has made it its newest hub.<p>TOM BANSE: I'm about to take you into a rare scene many cities and airport managers would practically die for. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 48269 at http://nwpr.org Delta Air Lines Building Hub In Seattle, Putative Partner’s Hometown http://nwpr.org/post/delta-air-lines-building-hub-seattle-putative-partner-s-hometown <p>Pacific Northwest travelers will get ringside seats to see if two airlines can be partners and rivals at the same time. One of those "frenemies" - if you will - is Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. And in the other corner is Delta Air Lines. The two are long-term contractual allies. But the relationship is being tested. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 14:26:26 +0000 Tom Banse 47602 at http://nwpr.org Delta Air Lines Building Hub In Seattle, Putative Partner’s Hometown Delta Airlines Building Pacific Hub In Alaska Air’s Hometown http://nwpr.org/post/delta-airlines-building-pacific-hub-alaska-air-s-hometown <p>Delta Airlines is celebrating a new nonstop service to Hong Kong at SeaTac&nbsp;Airport today. The new route is another building block for a global gateway Delta is developing in Seattle.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 23:22:25 +0000 Tom Banse 47583 at http://nwpr.org Delta Airlines Building Pacific Hub In Alaska Air’s Hometown Alaska Air CEO "Confident" As Delta Spreads Wings On Home Turf http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-air-ceo-confident-delta-spreads-wings-home-turf <p>The parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air <a href="http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/ASNews/ASstories/AS_20140425_044929.asp">announced strong earnings for the first quarter of the year on Friday.</a> The airline group's CEO said he expects good results for the rest of 2014 as well, notwithstanding growing competition from Delta Air Lines on Alaska's home turf.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:39:36 +0000 Tom Banse 44974 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Air CEO "Confident" As Delta Spreads Wings On Home Turf Alaska Airlines' Alliance With Delta Evolves Into 'Frenemies' http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-airlines-alliance-delta-evolves-frenemies <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/102413TB_Frenemies_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>You've probably heard this phrase before when discussing a messy relationship: "It's complicated." Those are the words the president of Alaska and Horizon airlines used Thursday to describe the state of the alliance between the Seattle-based carriers and Delta Air Lines.<p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:11:20 +0000 Tom Banse 36260 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Airlines' Alliance With Delta Evolves Into 'Frenemies' Alaska Airlines Installing Power Outlets In New Seats http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-airlines-installing-power-outlets-new-seats <p>Alaska Airlines is installing passenger power outlets on many of its planes. It’s part of a switch to a new, slimmer seat allowing the Seattle-based airline to fit more people onto its jets.</p><p> Wed, 01 May 2013 00:05:15 +0000 Ed Schoenfeld 26767 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Airlines Tries Do-It-Yourself Luggage Tagging http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-airlines-tries-do-it-yourself-luggage-tagging <p>Alaska Airlines is trying out a new luggage-tagging system at SeaTac Airport. It relies on customers using new kiosks to weigh their own bags and print out and attach labels. Travelers still must drop off luggage with agents and show I.D. But airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says the change should save some time. She says Alaska and its sister carrier Horizon tried out the system last year in Bend. Sat, 26 May 2012 00:33:30 +0000 Ed Schoenfeld - CoastAlaska 8959 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Airlines Tries Do-It-Yourself Luggage Tagging Alaska Airlines Navigating Through Rising Fuel Costs http://nwpr.org/post/alaska-airlines-navigating-through-rising-fuel-costs <p>Alaska Airlines and its subsidiary Horizon Air continue to make money despite sharply higher fuel prices. Executives with the Seattle based airline group Thursday reported a twelfth consecutive quarterly profit. CEO elect Brad Tilden says the 28 million dollar net profit in this year&#39;s first quarter is &quot;marginally&quot; smaller than the same quarter last year.</p><p>Brad Tilden: &quot;Given this quarter&#39;s solid results and the current demand environment, we&#39;re cautiously optimistic about 2012. The biggest headwind is high fuel prices and their impact both on our cost structure and on the pocketbooks of our customers.&quot; Thu, 19 Apr 2012 22:48:53 +0000 Tom Banse 6921 at http://nwpr.org Alaska Airlines Navigating Through Rising Fuel Costs