Horizon Air Names Carl Allen Managing Director of Technical Services in Maintenance

   Horizon Air Names Carl Allen Managing Director of Technical Services in
                                 Maintenance

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2013

SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Carl Allen has been named managing
director of technical services for Horizon Air, sister airline of Alaska
Airlines. Allen takes responsibility for the carrier's core engineering,
technical service and fleet propulsion engineering, as well as its technical
publications, maintenance and reliability programs. He is based at Horizon
Air's Operations Center in Portland, Ore.

Allen is an industry veteran, having served 12 years at Alaska Airlines as
well as at American Airlines and U.S-based aerospace manufacturer Pratt &
Whitney, prior to joining Horizon. He most recently served as director of
flight operations engineering for Alaska Airlines, overseeing aircraft
performance, training support and fuel conservation, among other engineering
responsibilities.

"Carl brings a solid, cross-divisional background in aviation engineering and
collaborative leadership," said Yvonne Daverin, Horizon Air vice president of
maintenance and engineering. "He's also a lifelong learner and adds a breadth
of knowledge to the job from his education and work history in the industry."

Allen holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in aeronautics from the
University of Michigan and Purdue University, respectively, as well as an MBA
in technology and innovation management from Pacific Lutheran University in
Tacoma.

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
www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines
Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE Horizon Air

Contact: Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101