Archive of: Transportation

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Alaska Air Group has 5th straight record year, profit up 49% February Issue 1 2015

Alaska Air Group has 5th straight record year, profit up 49%

Quarterly or yearly, record-breaking profits are officially old hat at Alaska Air Group Inc. During a Jan. 22 call with investors, executives of the parent to Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air reported a record full-year profit of $571 million in 2014 and a fourth quarter record profit of $125 million.

January Issue 3 2015

Walker fires DOT commish after road report

Gov. Bill Walker fired Alaska Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp Jan. 12 after he urged Walker to move forward with the Knik Arm bridge and the Juneau access road projects, or face repaying up to $98.6 million to the federal government. Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang wrote in a statement to the Juneau Empire that the governor wants department commissioners aligned with his priorities.

Most ferry rates going up; day boat work gets underway December Issue 3 2014

Most ferry rates going up; day boat work gets underway

The cost of your favorite state ferry trip is likely going up. Fares for most Alaska Marine Highway System routes will increase 4.5 percent Jan. 1 or shortly thereafter, deputy state Transportation Department commissioner Reuben Yost said during a Dec. 12 Marine Transportation Advisory Board meeting.

December Issue 2 2014

Knik bridge study indicates minimal population impact

Other than changing the view to the north, the Knik Arm Crossing would not impact the look of Anchorage much at all, even in the long term, according to the latest study of the proposed bridge released Dec. 8.

Rare cargo options offered at Stevens Airport November Issue 4 2014

Rare cargo options offered at Stevens Airport

Oh, the possibilities. Thanks to a little two-paragraph amendment by the late Sen. Ted Stevens to the 2004 Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, the airport now named after the senator is open to more business opportunities than virtually any other hub on Earth.

Hawaii company buys Horizon Alaska operations for $456M November Issue 3 2014

Hawaii company buys Horizon Alaska operations for $456M

Matson Inc. announced Nov. 11 it has agreed to purchase Horizon Lines Inc. Alaska operations for $456.1 million. Horizon uses three vessels to provide twice-weekly containership service to Anchorage and Kodiak and once-per-week service to Dutch Harbor from Tacoma, Wash.