Alaska Air Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides air transportation services. The company’s subsidiaries include Alaska Airlines, Inc. (Alaska) and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. (Horizon). The company serves approximately 100 cities through a network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska operates a fleet of passenger jets (mainline) and contracts with Horizon, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest) and Peninsula Airways, Inc. (PenAir) for regional capacity. Horizon operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft and sells all of its capacity to Alaska pursuant to a capacity purchase arrangement. Mainline The company offers north/south service within the western U.S., Canada and Mexico, and passenger and dedicated cargo services to and within the state of Alaska. It also provides long-haul east/west service to Hawaii and 20 cities in the mid-continental and eastern U.S., primarily from Seattle. In 2013, the company carried 19.7 million revenue passengers in its mainline operations. It carries various passengers between Alaska and the U.S. mainland than any other airline. Based on the number of passengers carried in 2013, Alaska’s primary airports are Seattle, Los Angeles, Anchorage, Portland, and San Diego. As of December 31, 2013, Alaska’s operating fleet consisted of 131 Boeing 737 jet aircraft. Regional The company’s regional operations consist of flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest, and PenAir. In 2013, its regional operations carried approximately 7.7 million revenue passengers, primarily in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and California. Horizon is a primary regional airline in the Pacific Northwest. Based on 2013 passenger enplanements on regional aircraft, the company’s major airports are Seattle and Portland. As of December 31, 2013, Horizon’s operating fleet consisted of 51 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. Distribution The company’s airline tickets are distributed through three primary channels, such as Alaskaair.com, traditional and online travel agencies, and reservation call centers. Suppliers The company’s suppliers include The Boeing Company and Bombardier. Seasonality The company’s profitability is lowest during the first and fourth quarters (year ending December 2013) due principally to lower traffic. Profitability increases in the second quarter and then reaches its highest level during the third quarter as a result of vacation travel, including increased activity in the state of Alaska. Environmental and Occupational Safety Matters The U.S. federal laws that have a particular effect on the company include the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990; the Clean Air Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; the Clean Water Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act; Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act; and the Oil Pollution Control Act. It is also subject to the oversight of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerning employee safety and health matters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, OSHA, and other federal agencies have been authorized to create and enforce regulations that have an impact on the company’s operations. Competition The company’s principal competitors include Delta, United, Southwest, American, and Hawaiian. History Alaska Air Group, Inc. was founded in 1932.
alaska air group inc (ALK:New York)
19300 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
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