Horizon Air Passenger Service Agents Ratify Three-Year Contract

Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:01am EST

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Agreement covers employees in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
SEATTLE,  Feb. 11, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Air passenger service agents in
 Vancouver  and  Victoria, B.C., who are represented by the Canadian Auto
Workers, have ratified a new three-year contract. All of the 44 agents at the
two airports who participated in the ratification vote approved the contract,
which expires on  Feb. 14, 2016.

"The negotiating teams worked hard to achieve an agreement that we thought
worked well for both CAW members and the company, and we're glad our employees
agreed," said  Chris Lewless, Horizon Air's managing director of people and
labor relations. "The fact that the new contract was negotiated and ratified
before the current agreement expired in mid-February reflects the good
relationship we strive to maintain with our employees."

Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, operates its flights under the
brand name Alaska Airlines and serves 40 destinations in  the United States, 
Canada  and  Mexico, including five cities in  British Columbia  and  Alberta.
Horizon operated 91 percent of its flights on time in 2012, ranking second among
all airlines in  North America.

"Our membership understands the competitive realities of our industry. We're
proud to be part of the operations in  Vancouver  and  Victoria, and we look
forward to helping keep  Alaska  and Horizon at the top of the industry," said 
Paul Grewal, CAW chief shop steward for Horizon agents at the two airports.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its
partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in 
Alaska, the Lower 48,  Hawaii,  Canada  and  Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked
"Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the
J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM  for five
consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit  www.alaskaair.com.
For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at 
www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

SOURCE  Alaska Air Group


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