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Alaska Air (ALK) Company Profile

Updated Dec 31, 2019
Alaska Air has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Alaska Air Group Inc
Short Name:Alaska Air
Trading Ticker Symbol:ALK
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Seattle, Washington
Primary Industry Sector:Transportation
Seconday Sub-sector:Air Freight Delivery Services
Main Business Areas: Transportation, Air Freight Delivery Services, Air Freight, Industrials, Airlines
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for Alaska Air

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Alaska Air as of writing:
Current Share Price:$67.75
Previous Year's Closing Price:$60.85
Percentage Price Change (YTD):11.34%
Market Cap:$8.35 billion
52-week Price Range:$53.39 - $72.22
Dividend Per Share:$1.37
EPS (TTM):4.92
Price-Earnings (Trailing):13.77
Price-Earnings (Forward):9.8

Company Profile and Business Description for Alaska Air

Alaska Air Group, Inc., incorporated on March 15, 1985, is the holding company of Alaska Airlines (Alaska), Virgin America Inc., Horizon Air (Horizon) and other business units. The Company operates through three segments: Mainline, Regional and Horizon. Its Mainline segment includes Alaska's and Virgin America's scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States, and in parts of Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. Its Regional segment includes Horizon's and other third-party carriers' scheduled air transportation for passengers across a shorter distance network within the United States under capacity purchased arrangements (CPAs). Its Horizon segment includes the capacity sold to Alaska under CPA. Alaska and Virgin America operate fleets of narrowbody passenger jets. Horizon operates a fleet of turboprop aircraft and sells all of its capacity to Alaska pursuant to a CPA.

As of December 31, 2016, the Company maintained two frequent flyer plans: the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan and the Virgin America Elevate. Mileage Plan provides a suite of frequent flyer benefits. Miles can be earned by flying on Alaska or on one of its 24 airline partners, by using the Alaska Airlines credit card, or through other non-airline partners. The Elevate program allows guests to earn points for purchasing travel that are redeemable for travel awards throughout its network and the networks of Virgin America's airline partners.


The Company's Mainline segment operations include the Boeing 737 (B737) and Airbus family (A319 and A320) jet service offered by Alaska and Virgin America. It offers passenger service from the western United States throughout the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Cuba. It also offers cargo service throughout its network and had cargo aircraft that operate primarily to and within the state of Alaska. As of December 31, 2016, its mainline operating fleet consisted of 155 B737 jet aircraft and 63 Airbus A320 family jet aircraft.


The Company's Regional segment operations consist of flights operated by Horizon, SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest) and Peninsula Airways, Inc. (PenAir). As of December 31, 2016, Horizon's operating fleet consisted of 52 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft. As of December 31, 2016, the regional fleet operated by SkyWest consisted of 15 E175 aircraft.

The Company competes with Delta Air Lines.

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