Profile: Alaska Air Group Inc (ALK)
4 Aug 2015
Alaska Air Group, Inc., incorporated on March 3, 1985, is the holding company of Alaska Airlines Inc. (Alaska) and Horizon Air Industries Inc. (Horizon). The Company operates Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air airlines, which together with its partner regional airlines, serve approximately 100 cities through a network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. The Company operates in three segments: Alaska Mainline, Alaska Regional and Horizon. Alaska Mainline is the Boeing 737 part of Alaska's business. Alaska Regional is Alaska's shorter distance network. Horizon operates regional aircraft. During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company carried 29 million passengers. Alaska operates a fleet of passenger jets (mainline) and contracts with Horizon SkyWest Airlines Inc. (SkyWest) and Peninsula Airways, Inc. (PenAir) for regional capacity under which Alaska receives all passenger revenue from those flights. Horizon operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft and sells all of its capacity to Alaska.
The Company offers north/south service within the western United States, Canada and Mexico and passenger and cargo services to and within the state of Alaska. The Company also provides longhaul east/west service to Hawaii and 24 cities in the midcontinental and eastern United States primarily from Seattle where it has concentration of departures. As of December 31, 2014, Alaska's operating fleet consisted of 137 Boeing 737 jet aircraft. The Company's regional operations consist of flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest and Penair. Horizon is a regional airline in the Pacific Northwest and represented over 90% of the Company's regional revenue passengers. As of December 31, 2014, Horizon's operating fleet consisted of 51 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft.
The Company’s airline tickets are distributed through three primary channels: Alaskaair.com, traditional and online travel agencies, and reservation call centers that are located in Phoenix, Arizona; Kent, Washington, and Boise, Idaho. The Company owns terminal buildings in various cities in the state of Alaska and buildings located at or near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) near Seattle, Washington. It leases ticket counters, gates, cargo and baggage space, ground equipment, office space, and other support areas at the airports it serves. The Company also leases operations, training and aircraft maintenance facilities in Portland and Spokane, as well as line maintenance stations in Boise, Bellingham, Eugene, San Jose, Medford, Redmond, Seattle and Spokane.
The Company competes with Delta, United, Southwest, American and Hawaiian.
Alaska Air Group Inc
19300 International Blvd
SEATAC WA 98188-5304