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August 01, 2015 10:22 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: 54
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Finance
Age: 48
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations
Age: 48
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal
Age: 66
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alaska Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

Southwest Airlines Reportedly Contemplates Merger

There is a possibility that Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) and its Chief Executive Officer Gary Kelly could be contemplating another merger in the not too distant future. According to sources, the three most likely merger targets are Alaska Airlines, Inc., Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NasdaqGS:HA) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (NasdaqGS:JBLU). "Many of us are just sitting back waiting to see if it will be Hawaiian, Alaska or JetBlue," noted one source.

Alaska Airlines Reports Operating Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended June 2015

Alaska Airlines reported operating results for the month and year to date ended June 2015. For the month, revenue passengers were 2,020,000 against 1,887,000 a year ago. Revenue passenger miles were 2,647 million against 2,475 million a year ago. Available seat miles were 3,041 million against 2,831 million a year ago. Passenger load factor was 87.0% against 87.4% a year ago. For year to date, the company reported revenue passengers of 11,022,000 against 10,044,000 a year ago. Revenue passenger miles were 14,657 million against 13,431 million a year ago. Available seat miles were 17,330 million against 15,590 million a year ago. Passenger load factor was 84.6% against 86.2% a year ago.

Alaska Airlines Announces New Regional Flying from Los Angeles, Boise

Alaska Airlines announced two new routes from Los Angeles, and one new route from Boise, Idaho. New daily roundtrip service between Los Angeles and Monterey, California; and Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada begin Nov. 5. A new seasonal flight between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte will shuttle skiers and snowboarders from California to Colorado starting in December. To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares as low as $79 on flights between Los Angeles and Monterey and between Boise and Reno, and one-way fares as low as $119 between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte. To take advantage of these fares, customers must purchase tickets by July 7 and travel by Feb. 7, 2016, for Los Angeles-Monterey and Boise-Reno. Tickets between Los Angeles and Gunnison/Crested Butte must be purchased by July 7 and travel completed by March 12. Alaska is also offering members of its Mileage Plan double miles when they fly a qualifying nonstop between Los Angeles and Monterey between Nov. 5 and Dec. 5. The flights will be operated by Alaska's sister carrier Horizon Air, using a 76-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Customers flying on flights operated by Horizon can enjoy free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, a la cart planeside baggage se rvice, and complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews for passengers 21 years and older. Alaska also announced that it will upgauge its flights from Los Angeles to Loreto, Mexico, beginning Nov. 1. The flights are currently operated daily, using 76-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Beginning in November, they will be operated Thursday-Sunday using Boeing 737 jets, adding about 70 additional seats each week.

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