Eric Yeaman Joins Alaska Air Group Board of Directors

            Eric Yeaman Joins Alaska Air Group Board of Directors

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012

SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Air Group's board of directors
and Chairman Bill Ayer announced today that Eric Yeaman, president and CEO of
Hawaiian Telcom, has been appointed to the board of directors of Alaska Air
Group Inc. Yeaman will serve on the board's Audit Committee.


"We're delighted that Eric is joining Air Group's board. Along with his deep
financial expertise, he'll bring a distinct perspective from Hawaii, a region
that represents one-fifth of Alaska Airlines' network," Ayer said. "In
addition to his impressive career, Eric has an equally impressive community
service record that fits well with the Alaska Spirit."

Yeaman, who becomes Air Group's 11^th board member, joined Hawaiian Telcom in
2008. He successfully reorganized the company, returning it to profitability
and reducing its debt by more than $800 million.

Yeaman previously served as financial vice president, treasurer and chief
financial officer at Hawaiian Electric Industries before joining its parent
company, Hawaiian Electric Co., as senior executive vice president and chief
operating officer. He also served as chief operating and financial officer for
Kamehameha Schools and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP.

"Hawaii is known for its vibrant culture, history and aloha spirit," said
Yeaman, who was born and raised in Kona, Hawaii. "I'm looking forward to
serving a company that also comes from such a rich background and contributes
significantly to our state's economy and community."

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with
its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network
in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction Study^SM for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines
Newsroom at

SOURCE Alaska Air Group Inc.

Contact: Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101
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