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Horizon Air’s dispatchers approve the new contract

Horizon Air (Alaska Horizon) (Seattle/Tacoma) and the Transport Workers Union have jointly announced that the carrier’s 17 dispatchers have ratified a new four-year contract by a ratio of 82 percent.

Horizon Air and TWU reached tentative agreement on a new contract on March 19.

Under the Railway Labor Act, which governs collective bargaining agreements in the airline industry, contracts do not expire. Instead they become amendable. The ratified agreement for Horizon’s dispatchers becomes amendable on August 26, 2018.

Horizon Air is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and flies to 39 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N400QX (msn 4030) in the special Idaho Vandals livery arrives in Los Angeles.

Alaska Horizon: AG Slide Show

Horizon Air: AG Slide Show

Alaska Air Group reports net income of $67.5 million

Alaska Air Group (Seattle/Tacoma), the parent organization of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (Alaska Horizon), today reported its financial results for the second quarter. The company issued the follow report:

Alaska Air Group today reported second quarter 2012 GAAP net income of $67.5 million, or $0.93 per diluted share, compared to GAAP net income of $28.8 million, or $0.39 per diluted share in 2011. Excluding the impact of mark-to-market fuel hedge adjustments of $69.6 million($43.3 million after tax, or $0.60 per diluted share), the company reported record second quarter2012 net income of $110.8 million, or $1.53 per diluted share, compared to net income excluding special items of $89.6 million, or $1.22 per diluted share, in 2011.

The following table reconciles the company’s reported GAAP net income and earnings per diluted share (EPS) during the second quarters of 2012 and 2011 to adjusted amounts:

Three Months Ended June 30,
2012 2011
(in millions, except per share amounts) Dollars Diluted EPS Dollars Diluted EPS
Reported GAAP net income $ 67.5 $ 0.93 $ 28.8 $ 0.39
Fleet transition costs, net of tax 16.7 0.23
Mark-to-market fuel hedge adjustments, net of tax 43.3 0.60 44.1 0.60
Non-GAAP adjusted income and per share amounts


$ 110.8 $ 1.53 $ 89.6 $ 1.22

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing. Horizon Air’s (Alaska Horizon) Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N400QX (msn 4030) painted in the Idaho Vandals special livery taxies to the runway at the Seattle/Tacoma home and hub.

Alaska Horizon: 

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