Alaska Airlines

5:53 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Alaska Air Says It Is Holding Its Own Against Delta Onslaught

Seattle-based Alaska Air posted a record second quarter profit.
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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. 

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Delta At Sea-Tac
1:59 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Delta, Alaska Airlines Fight For Market Share In Seattle

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 10:32 am



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.

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Seattle Delta Hub
7:26 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Delta Air Lines Building Hub In Seattle, Putative Partner’s Hometown

Port of Seattle fire trucks salute a Delta Airbus A330 as it departs for Hong Kong on Monday.
Credit Port of Seattle

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.

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4:22 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Delta Airlines Building Pacific Hub In Alaska Air’s Hometown

Delta is adding domestic flights to its new hub in Seattle to feed traffic to the international routes.
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Delta Airlines is celebrating a new nonstop service to Hong Kong at SeaTac Airport today. The new route is another building block for a global gateway Delta is developing in Seattle.

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4:39 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Alaska Air CEO "Confident" As Delta Spreads Wings On Home Turf

Airline rivals and allies converge at Atlanta's airport this week.
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The parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced strong earnings for the first quarter of the year on Friday. 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.

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Airline Alliance
4:11 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Alaska Airlines' Alliance With Delta Evolves Into 'Frenemies'

File photo of Alaska Airlines jets at SeaTac Airport.
Tom Banse Northwest News Network

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 4:20 pm

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.

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Airplane Seats
5:05 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Alaska Airlines Installing Power Outlets In New Seats

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.

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Alaska Air DIY Luggage
5:33 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Alaska Airlines Tries Do-It-Yourself Luggage Tagging

Alaska Airlines will try out a new do-it-yourself luggage tagging system at SeaTac.
Alaska Airlines

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.

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Alaska Airlines
3:48 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Alaska Airlines Navigating Through Rising Fuel Costs

Alaska Air Group announced a profit for the 12th-consecutive quarter.
Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines

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's first quarter is "marginally" smaller than the same quarter last year.

Brad Tilden: "Given this quarter's solid results and the current demand environment, we'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."

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