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Horizon Air to add two Bombardier Q400 Alaska University logo planes for Alaska flying

ALASKA AIRLINES UNIVERSITY-THEMED Q400 AIRCRAFT

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) and Horizon Air (Seattle/Tacoma) have issued this announcement:

Mascots and school colors from two of Alaska’s most beloved and heated collegiate rivals, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will soon be featured on two of Alaska Airlines’ Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprop aircraft. The colorful paint themes will be unveiled tonight (December 6) to a crowd of fans at the Sullivan Arena where the Alaska Nanooks and UAA Seawolf hockey teams will battle in the first of a four-game series to claim the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup.

“We’re thrilled to show Alaska Airlines’ strong support of education while growing our fleet of university paint themes with our first two schools in Alaska,” said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president – Alaska. “The UAA and UAF school colors will proudly fly between our two largest cities and from Anchorage to Kodiak.”

Like other university-themed aircraft operated for Alaska Airlines by its sister carrier, Horizon Air, the Nanook and Seawolf planes will be painted at no cost to the university and will fly primarily between Anchorage and Fairbanks and Anchorage and Kodiak when the carrier introduces the 76-seat DHC-8-402 (Q400) to the state of Alaska on March 3, 2014. The UAF and UAA planes will be painted and unveiled in February next year.

ALASKA AIRLINES UNIVERSITY-THEMED Q400 AIRCRAFT

The UAF and UAA planes will be the 10th and 11th university-themed aircraft flown by Horizon Air since 2008. Other paint themes represent the universities of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, as well as Boise State, Montana State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Washington State. Alaska Airlines recently unveiled the “Spirit of Education”  (see below). The specially-themed Boeing 737-900 ER was dedicated to the students and staff of Raisbeck Aviation High School located in Tukwila, Washington.

Above Images: The University of Alaska Anchorage (top-green tail) and University of Alaska Fairbanks (second from top-blue tail) colors will be featured on two university-themed Q400 aircraft. (PRNewsFoto/Alaska Airlines)

Alaska Airlines: AG Slide Show

Horizon Air: AG Slide Show

Alaska Horizon-Horizon Air: AG Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-990 ER N403AS (msn 41730) with the special “Supporting Education Helping Dreams Soar” markings for the Raisbeck Aviation High School departs from Los Angeles International Airport.

Alaska Airlines accepts its first new Boeing 737-900 ER, Boeing earns $1 billion in the third quarter

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) yesterday (October 23) took delivery of its first new Boeing 737-900 ER (Extended Range) (N402AS) aircraft.
Meanwhile, The Boeing Company (Chicago) reported third quarter net income of $1.0 billion, or $1.35 per share, on continued strong core performance and revenue of $20.0 billion.  Increased earnings at Commercial Airplanes and Defense, Space & Security were more than offset by higher pension expense of $194 million ($0.18 per share).  Earnings per share guidance for 2012 was raised to between $4.80 and $4.95.  The company also raised its revenue guidance to between $80.5 and $82 billion on higher Defense, Space & Security revenue, and increased its 2012 operating cash flow outlook to greater than $5.5 billion.
Copyright Photo: Joe G. Walker. Boeing 737-990 ER N402AS (msn 41189) is pictured departing from a cloudy Boeing Field in Seattle as flight “Alaska 9401” bound for Paine Field (PAE) near Everett, to where it will be outfitted prior to entry into revenue service.
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