Horizon Air http://www.kplu.org en Alaska Air CEO 'Confident' As Delta Spreads Wings On Home Turf http://www.kplu.org/post/alaska-air-ceo-confident-delta-spreads-wings-home-turf <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146481291&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced strong earnings for the first quarter of the year on Friday.</p><p>The airline group's CEO said he expects good results for the rest of 2014 as well, notwithstanding growing competition from Delta Air Lines on Alaska's home turf.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Delta is dramatically ramping up its Seattle operations to build a new hub city oriented toward the Pacific Rim.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 21:25:44 +0000 Tom Banse 16284 at http://www.kplu.org Alaska Air CEO 'Confident' As Delta Spreads Wings On Home Turf Alaska Air demonstrating aviation biofuels http://www.kplu.org/post/alaska-air-demonstrating-aviation-biofuels <p>It&rsquo;s a big week for aviation biofuels.</p><p>A United flight took off Monday from Houston, for the first time burning jet fuel that was made from algae-based oil. And Alaska Air begins its demonstration flights from Seattle tomorrow (Wednesday, 2 p.m.)&nbsp; &ndash; with fuel made from used cooking oil.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:25:17 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3145 at http://www.kplu.org Alaska Air demonstrating aviation biofuels Horizon Air rebranded as Alaska http://www.kplu.org/post/horizon-rebranded-alaska <p>Seattle-based <a href="http://www.alaskaair.com/company/">Alaska Air Group</a> is consolidating its two airlines under the same brand. Horizon Air's <a href="http://www.q400nextgen.com/q400/en/home.jsp">Bombardier Q400</a> turboprop planes are being repainted with the Alaska Airlines logo. Alaska and Horizon will continue to operate as separate airlines. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:55:25 +0000 Dave Meyer 635 at http://www.kplu.org Horizon Air rebranded as Alaska