February 27, 2015 9:18 PM ET


Company Overview of Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Company Overview

Alaska Airlines, Inc. operates as a passenger and cargo airline company in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Seattle, Washington with hubs in Anchorage, Alaska; Los Angeles, California; and Portland, Oregon. Alaska Airlines, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, Inc.

19300 International Boulevard

Seattle, WA 98188

United States

Founded in 1932

8,579 Employees





Key Executives for Alaska Airlines, Inc.

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alaska Air Group, Inc
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
Age: 47
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 47
Managing Director of Alliances
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Alaska Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

Alaska Airlines Appoints Charles Breer as New Managing Director of Alliances

Alaska Airlines appointed Charles Breer as New Managing Director of Alliances. Prior to joining Alaska Airlines, Breer was managing director of alliances and partnerships for US Airways and American Airlines. In addition, Breer led the successful transition of US Airways' airline partnerships from Star Alliance to oneworld. Prior to joining US Airways, Breer spent 17 years at Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines, where he held several director roles, including alliance strategy and development, alliance relationship management and product development/marketing research.

Alaska Airlines Announces Executive Appointments

Alaska Air Group announced that Andrew Harrison has been elected executive vice president and chief revenue officer of Alaska Airlines, where he will oversee all revenue-related activities at Alaska Airlines. Along with his existing responsibilities, which include oversight of corporate real estate, capacity planning and revenue management, Harrison will also lead customer innovation and marketing. Harrison, who joined Alaska Airlines in 2003, has held leadership positions in internal audit, financial planning and analysis, capacity planning and revenue management. Additionally, Shane Tackett has been named vice president of revenue management at Alaska Airlines. Tackett will be responsible for a range of activities including pricing, yield management and revenue analysis. Tackett began his career with Alaska Airlines in 2000 and has since held several positions of increasing responsibility.

Alaska Airlines Names Jay Gupta as Managing Director of Infrastructure and Modern Platforms

Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division. Gupta is responsible for strategy, implementation and operations for the airline's data centers, airports, call centers and mobile employees. For the last four years, Gupta was senior director of infrastructure with Thomson Reuters, managing the global infrastructure for its revenue-generating and customer-facing products. Prior to that he served as information technology director for Oracle leading its global Cloud Services initiatives.

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