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Alaska Air Group announces webcast of second-quarter 2022 financial results

SEATTLE , July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Air Group Inc., the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss 2022 second quarter financial results at 11:30 a.m. EDT/ 8:30 a.m. PDT, Thursday, July 21, 2022. A webcast of the call will be available to the public at www.alaskaair.com/investors. An archive of the call will…

From CSA to VP: Celley Buchanan elected vice president of airport operations and customer service at Alaska Airlines  

SEATTLE— Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected Celley Buchanan vice president of airport operations and customer service. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of the airline’s airport operations across its broad network, excluding Seattle.  Buchanan is a 23-year veteran of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. She started her career as a…

Alaska Airlines names new 25-year airline veteran to lead inflight team 

Alaska Airlines’ board of directors named Matt Prainito vice president of inflight, as part of the airline’s goal to bring together its frontline operation and provide a foundation for growth. Prainito will lead strategy and operations for Alaska’s flight attendants who, on every flight, every day, ensure that guests’ journeys are safe and remarkable with genuine, caring service.

Alaska Airlines names 30-year industry veteran new senior vice president of airport operations

Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has promoted 30-year airline veteran Wayne Newton to senior vice president of airport operations and customer services. In addition to overseeing airport and cargo operations across 125 locations and a team of employees and contractors, Newton will now lead Alaska’s largest hub in Seattle. He has also been named the chairman of the McGee Air Services board of directors, an Alaska Airlines subsidiary that provides ground services. 

Aircraft technicians at Horizon Air ratify new two-year contract 

SEATTLE — Horizon Air aircraft technicians and fleet service agents, who are represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have ratified a new two-year contract. The contract was approved by 91% of those employees who voted. The new contract includes increases to the wage scale, retroactive pay to January 2022 and other compensation increases. …

Alaska Airlines names new vice president of finance and controller

SEATTLE— Alaska Airlines has named Emily Halverson vice president of finance and controller for Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. As Alaska’s vice president of finance and controller, Halverson will set the strategy for and oversee financial reporting, payroll, investor relations and accounting operations. Halverson joined Alaska Airlines in 2016 as director of financial reporting…

Alaska Air Group reports first quarter 2022 results

SEATTLE — Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) today reported financial results for its first quarter ending March 31, 2022 and provided outlook for the second quarter ending June 30, 2022. “Alaska has a proven track record and a resilient business model that delivers in good times and through challenging ones. We are on course to…

Dispatchers at Alaska Airlines ratify new five-year contract   

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines’ 100 dispatchers, who are represented by the Transport Workers Union (TWU), have ratified a new five-year contract. The contract was approved by 81% of those employees who voted. The new contract includes increased pay with a mid-term market review to ensure wage rates stay competitive, along with enhanced benefits and streamlined training.   …