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District 142 Biennial Convention

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Alaska Airlines’ First Flight to Cuba

This year marks the first time Alaska Airlines embarked on a historical commercial flight to Havana, Cuba, operating the only West Coast route authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). With the endorsement, the airlines have been given clearance to fly visitors daily from Los Angeles to the Caribbean nation, with a connecting service […]

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America: ‘We Will Keep Talking With DOJ on Merger’

Alaska Airlines (ALK) says its effort to merge with Virgin America (VA) will not close by this Monday and it will keep talking with the Justice Department’s antitrust division. “We will keep talking past Monday,” Alaska spokeswoman Bobbi Egan said late Friday. “We will continue working with DOJ to use this extra time to work […]

JetBlue tries to take Alaska Airlines’ daily route to Cuba

JetBlue tries to take Alaska Airlines’ daily route to Cuba Alaska Airlines plans to start flying from Los Angeles International Airport to Cuba in January despite an attempt by rival JetBlue Airways to hijack the route away from the Seattle-based carrier and leave Southern California travelers out in the cold. Alaska Airlines was one of […]

Alaska Airlines takes veterans from Alaska to Washington, D.C. with Last Frontier Honor Flight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines is flying 23 military veterans and their guardians from the state ofAlaska to Washington, D.C., to view their war memorials. Veterans on today’s Honor Flight fought in World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Veterans from Anchorage, Ketchikan and Fort Yukon will be treated […]

Alaska and Virgin America may Delay Merger Close

Alaska and Virgin America may Delay Merger Close Alaska Air Group Inc. and Virgin America Inc. have agreed to delay their merger plans to give the U.S. Department of Justice additional time to review their $2.6 billion deal, according to a person familiar with the matter. Antitrust officials can now take several more weeks to […]

Lawsuit seeks to block Alaska Airlines’ $4 billion acquisition of Virgin

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) – On behalf of a group of more than 40 consumers, a San Francisco law firm is trying to stop a $4 billion merger between Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. The plaintiffs argue the deal would weaken competition in the industry, causing job loss and higher fare prices. Alaska Airlines announced on Aug. […]

Alaska Airlines secures U.S. government approval for new Cuba flights

Alaska Airlines said today it has been awarded rights to operate a new commercial service between Seattle – Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) said the United States Department of Transportation officially approved the airline’s application to launch service to the Cuban capital. The airline had been issued a tentative recommendation […]

Why Alaska Airlines’ CEO Is Losing Sleep Over Virgin America Merger

It’s an expensive decision to make. This story has been updated to reflect a comment from Alaska Airlines. Alaska Airlines ALK -1.47% bought Virgin America VA -0.02% back in April, and now has some big decisions to make. CEO Brad Tilden says that the company is currently debating whether or not to keep the Virgin […]

Alaska Airlines CEO says he might keep Virgin America brand

NEW YORK (AP) — Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden said Wednesday that he might keep the Virgin America brand, running it and Alaska as two different products within the same airline group. In April, Alaska announced plans to buy Virgin America for $2.6 billion, a deal which would make it a West Coast powerhouse. Both […]

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