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SOMETIME THIS WEEK: Two Washington companies are expected to go public this week: Bellevue-based Smartsheet, which makes project tracking and workflow software, and Vancouver-based nLight, a maker of semiconductor and fiber lasers for industrial companies. TODAY: Alaska Airlines reports ... Boeing
Alaska Air Group is reducing Virgin America flights for three days next week as it folds the California airline's passenger service systems into Alaska's. Alaska will pull the switch April 25 and port all Virgin systems and technology into the Alaska Airlines passenger service system. If all goes well, ...

"The integration of Virgin America into Alaska Air Group has gone smoothly," Becker wrote in a report. "However, given the focus the company has put on the integration, they have lost their mojo. When investors think about Alaska Air Group, they think about clean execution, above-average returns ...
Alaska Airlines is the third major airline, after United and Delta, to start getting tough on passengers who want to bring "emotional support" animals into the cabin. Alaska said that customers who buy tickets starting May 1 and want to bring "emotional support or psychiatric service animals" on the plane ...
Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden on Monday explained new efforts the airline has launched to help prevent and address sexual harassment and misconduct. Last fall, SeaTac-based Alaska made a public commitment to "do our part to address sexual misconduct that can occur onboard aircraft," ...
Partnering with other airlines has been an important part of Alaska Air's (NYSE:ALK) strategy for many years. This strategy has included working with domestic competitors, but also with a sizable collection of international carriers. Alaska Airlines' historical position as the dominant airline in Seattle made ...

One of the best things about Alaska Airlines is its partnership program with with a diverse list of international carriers that allow Mileage Plan members to earn or burn miles at decent rates. This week it picked up its 16th powerful partner, Ireland's Aer Lingus.
Alaska Air Group has reported a 7.9 percent traffic increase on a nine percent capacity increase for February, compared to the same month year-on-year. On a combined basis for all operations and compared to February 2017, load factor decreased 0.8 points to 79.4 percent, the Group said. It was reporting ...
An Alaska Airlines first officer has filed a lawsuit accusing the airline of mishandling her complaint after an Alaska captain allegedly drugged and raped her at a hotel during a crew layover. Alaska First Officer Betty Pina, whose lawyer described her as an experienced pilot and distinguished former military ...
Alaska Air Group carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some better-ranked stocks in the airline space are International Consolidated Airlines Group SA ICAGY , American Airlines Group, Inc. AAL and Delta Air Lines, Inc. DAL . While International Consolidated Airlines sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), ...
Two years ago, Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) offered a big premium to acquire Virgin America in order to gain a platform for growth in California. Within three months of the acquisition closing, the carrier had announced a massive expansion in California -- including more than a dozen new routes in San Francisco ...
SAN FRANCISCO — After launching a flurry of new routes in California following its $2.6 billion takeover of Virgin America in 2016, Alaska Air Group is pulling back by cutting underperformers in the Golden state. The SeaTac-based airline has ended or is reducing service to and from several California ...
Alaska Airlines and Fiji Airways are expanding their partnership in a move that aims to increase traffic linking Seattle and Portland to Fiji through connections in San Francisco. Alaska and Fiji have an existing frequent flyer partnership, where members of Alaska's Mileage Plan can earn and redeem miles ...
Despite the acquisition, Alaska Air Group (ALK) doesn't offer solid value to investors, at least not at these price levels. This could change as ALK becomes more efficient and better integrated with Virgin in the coming years. My one year target price for ALK is 65.93 based on two valuation methods and 1000 ...
Shares of Alaska Air Group Inc. ALK, +0.86% slumped 2.2% in midday trade Thursday, after the air carrier reported January operational results, and after a downgrade at UBS. The Seattle-based carrier earlier that January load factor declined to 75.8% from 78.1% a year ago, as the 6.6% growth in capacity ...
One question arising from the debut of the major airlines' basic economy fares is where the new pricing structures leave value airlines such as Alaska Air Group and JetBlue Airways on the competitive spectrum. Those airlines do not have the network breadth of the majors, nor the cost structures of ULCCs.
Since the beginning of 2017, profitability has spiraled lower at Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK). Revenue surged 34% last year, largely due to the company's late-2016 acquisition of Virgin America, but adjusted earnings per share still declined 9.3% for the full year (from $7.32 to $6.64). Alaska Air entered 2018 ...

6) While everything at the airport landside will convert to Alaska Air blue and teal, you'll still see Virgin red out on the ramps and runways. It's going to take until "late 2019" for Virgin's fleet to be fulling absorbed. So by early 2020, passengers will see "a complete, single brand experience" - which ...
Analyzing the airline's EV / Free Cash Flow relative to peers highlights how attractive the stock is. Record-Setting Air Travel. Since the end of the last recession, air travel has regained its mojo. A strong economy, low fuel prices and lower ticket prices have driven robust growth. Retiring Baby Boomers and ...
Despite the acquisition, Alaska Air Group (ALK) doesn't offer solid value to investors, at least not at these price levels. This could change as ALK becomes more efficient and better integrated with Virgin in the coming years. My one year target price for ALK is 65.93 based on two valuation methods and 1000 ...
Alaska Air crew seen going above and beyond for distressed passenger. A woman says Alaska Airlines went above and beyond for a passenger who was in distress on a flight leaving Seattle. Author: KING. Published: 1:59 PM PST February 5, 2018. A Facebook post about Alaska Airlines is going viral for all the right ...
Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines said Friday they're expanding their year-old partnership with additional shared flights that involve former Virgin America routes. Japan Airlines will start selling tickets for the new codeshare flights on former Virgin America routes to Boston, Denver and Newark on Feb.
In a record-setting market, finding value can be difficult. The key is perceptively finding the smart bargains, while avoiding the value traps. Alaska Airlines is critically undervalued. The stock has sunk, like Apple, due to overexaggerated and extremely shortsighted fears. ALK is a well run company with a track ...
Alaska Air Group, parent company of Alaska Airlines, posted year-end results that met Wall Street expectations with a $1 billion profit for 2017, including a hefty $274 million benefit from the recent tax legislation. And on Friday, the company will pay out $118 million in annual performance bonuses to its ...
The big jump in year-on-year quarterly profit was largely due to a one-time $274 million tax benefit. Because Alaska acquired Virgin America in late December 2016, sales in the year-ago quarter reflect only a couple of weeks of Virgin America sales, while the 2017 figure includes the combined network for ...
DALLAS — Airline stocks went into a nosedive Wednesday on investor fears that a plan by United Airlines to grow rapidly will undercut prices and profits. Shares of United Continental Holdings plunged 11.4 percent. Seattle-based Alaska Air Group sank 6.9 percent. American, Delta and Southwest also fell ...
Vegas, San Fran and more: Alaska Air announces its Paine Field destinations. EVERETT — Alaska Airlines announced last week it will have nonstop service to eight cities from Paine Field as soon as airline service begins this fall. The eight nonstop service destinations include Las Vegas, Phoenix, San ...
Despite expectations that their growth might moderate in 2018, Seattle's dominant airlines unveiled plans last week for new routes and expanded service across the continent. Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines, which are fiercely battling for market share at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, made ...
SEATTLE — Ray Conner, the former president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes who retired last year as Boeing vice chairman, has joined the board of Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air. Conner, who grew up next to Sea-Tac ...
Alaska Airlines unveiled new uniforms designed by Luly Yang in a fashion show last Thursday. The new 90-piece collection will debut onboard Alaska flights in late 2019. The new uniform marks the latest development in the merger between Alaska Air and Virgin America.
Alaska Air Group reports its fourth-quarter and full year earnings. Analysts will focus on how the integration of Virgin America with Alaska Airlines is proceeding, as well as the pressure on airfares from competitors — particularly Delta, JetBlue and Southwest. … The Commerce Department reports data on ...
Ray Conner, the former president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes who retired last year as Boeing vice chairman, has joined the board of Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air. Conner, who grew up next to Seattle-Tacoma ...
“Got to the fine detail about buying products and subscriptions and knew it was bogus,” she posted on the legit Alaska Air Facebook site. A woman from San Antonio posted, “They got me about an hour before I saw this. There was a publisher's house sweepstakes attached and a survey for commercial ...
Separately, Alaska Air executive VP Andrew Harrison laid out a series of investments in the airline's passenger amenities. ... Former Alaska Air executive Gary Beck will come out of retirement to take over as CEO at its regional carrier Horizon Air, the company announced Wednesday. Constance von ...
Amid a constant push for cost cutting, a challenging merger at Alaska Airlines and operational turmoil at Horizon Air, many Alaska Air pilots and cabin crew are deeply dissatisfied. Facing stiff competition from Delta, Alaska's winning reputation for customer service is at risk.
The US low cost hybrid airlines JetBlue and Alaska Air Group are at different stages in the evolution of their premium products. ... Alaska Air Group remains entrenched in its merger with Virgin America and is in the process of reconfiguring Virgin America's aircraft with more seats, including a densification of ...
Alaska Air's management expects results to improve dramatically over the next year or two, as the company begins to unlock merger synergies and the competitive environment hopefully improves. Upgrading to Boeing's (NYSE:BA) newest jet -- the 737 MAX 10 -- could drive further margin improvements for ...
Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are receiving $118 million in incentive bonuses today. For most employees, this equates to an average of more than 7% of their annual pay in 2017. In addition, 23,000 Air Group employees will receive a one-time ...
Alaska Air's 2017 numbers ended up short of where they were expected to in early 2017, as PRASM declined more significantly and costs rose more than expected. Alaska Air's purchase of Virgin America has unsettled its rivals, and United in particular is increasing its West Coast capacity in response.
Alaska Air had a rough 2017, which saw its stock price decline while other legacy carriers showed decent returns. A major part of this decline was due to consolidation issues after its acquisition of Virgin America in late 2016. The addition of new routes in 2018 should allow the airline to solidify its position ...
“They'll know we are Alaska!” he said. Yang said she was happy if the employees were happy. And by in large they were. “This is incredible,” said Alaska Air Group Chairman and CEO Brad Tilden, who kept a low profile at the event, but was seen in the audience at times surrounded by excited employees.
Just when it seemed headed for a breakout year following its 2016 purchase of Virgin America, Alaska Air Group (NYSE:ALK) has experienced an unexpectedly rough 2017, and its share price has reacted in kind, declining over 16% year to date. Not all of this fortune reversal should be attributed directly to ...
Cowen analyst, Helane Becker, reiterated her Outperform rating on shares of Alaska Air (NYSE: ALK) and believes shares fully reflect the operational missteps and pricing pressure from substantial growth in 2017". The analyst stated "As we look to the future, there are several clear catalysts to drive the ...
Among the S&P 500's biggest fallers on Friday December 01 was Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK). The stock experienced a 3.27% decline to $66.91 with 2.76 million shares changing hands. Alaska Air Group Inc. started at an opening price of 69.10 and hit a high of $69.37 and a low of $66.50. Ultimately, the ...
Alaska Air Group Inc. CEO Brad Tilden has sold his family's condominium in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood for $2.4 million, public records show. The sale of the penthouse residence in the 38-unit Harvard & Highland development in the historic Belmont district of North Capitol Hill closed Nov. 2.
Alaska Air Group's performance with respect to passenger unit revenues is concerning. This is because passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM: a key measure of unit revenue) decreased 4.2% and total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM) declined 6.1% in the third quarter of 2017.
Randi Zuckerberg Says Alaska Air Staff Enabled Drunk Passenger To Harass Her. “They have had to talk to him about his behavior in the past, but oh well don't take it personally, this guy just doesn't have a filter,” the media entrepreneur said. By Carla Herreria. Noam Galai via Getty Images ...
Alaska Air Group logo Sei Investments Co. decreased its holdings in Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) by 9.5% in the 3rd quarter, according to ...
For 3Q17, Alaska Air (ALK) missed analysts' estimates for both revenues and earnings. Combined revenues (Virgin America numbers ...
It's with that in mind that I'd like to point out that it makes sense to invest in Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) at the moment. The share price is ...


 

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