Alaska Airlines Names Betsy Bacon Managing Director of Cargo

         Alaska Airlines Names Betsy Bacon Managing Director of Cargo

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013

SEATTLE, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Airlines' Betsy Bacon has been
named managing director of Alaska Air Cargo. Bacon, an eight-year veteran of
the airline, previously served as director of cargo operations and compliance,
where she was responsible for the airline's network of cargo centers and
customer locations. Prior to that, she was regional cargo sales manager for
the Pacific Northwest, representing both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.

"Alaska Air Cargo has grown significantly in financial performance and
customer service over the years and is a vibrant part of Alaska Air Group,"
said Jeff Butler, Alaska Airlines' vice president of customer service –
airports. "Betsy has been instrumental in much of this. With her strong
leadership and vast knowledge of the cargo industry, I know we'll continue to
grow this unit of our business while providing great service and value for our
many cargo customers throughout Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and beyond."

Before joining Alaska Airlines, Bacon served for 27 years in various
leadership roles at DHL/Airborne Express, including manager of contract
oversight administration and field service engineering training in Seattle,
and managing sales and operations districts in Tulsa, Okla., Milwaukee, Wis.,
upstate New York, Manhattan in New York City and San Francisco.

Bacon attended Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.

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 Airlines

Contact: Media Relations, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101
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