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Alaska Airlines Welcomes Kenmore Air As Mileage Plan Partner


3/26/2010 8:14:12 AM

SEATTLE — Customers will find island-hopping in the Pacific Northwest to be a breeze with a new frequent-flier and ticketing partnership between Alaska Airlines and Kenmore Air. The agreement will allow customers to earn and redeem Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles and book tickets seamlessly to any of 28 island and peninsula destinations in Washington and British Columbia that Kenmore Air serves from Seattle.

"This partnership provides our Mileage Plan members with travel options to some of Washington and British Columbia's most scenic coastal destinations," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "With daily and seasonal service to the San Juan Islands, the Olympic Peninsula and British Columbia's Inside Passage, our customers will enjoy Kenmore Air's great service and convenient connections with our Seattle flights."

Mileage Plan members will earn 250 miles for each Kenmore Air flight starting April 15 and can redeem miles for award travel beginning in June 2010. To celebrate the partnership, Mileage Plan members are eligible to earn Double Miles when they fly on Kenmore Air between April 15 and May 31, 2010. To qualify, customers must first register at www.alasksaair.com beginning April 1.

Mileage Plan members can claim one roundtrip award ticket on Kenmore Air between Seattle and any Washington destination or Victoria, British Columbia, for 10,000 miles, or use 15,000 miles for award travel between Seattle and any other Kenmore Air destination in British Columbia.

"Many of our customers are already Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members and will enjoy earning and using award miles for travel on Kenmore Air," said Todd Banks, Kenmore Air president and general manager. "We are also excited to be able to offer easier booking and a more seamless travel experience for our many passengers who are connecting with Alaska or Horizon Air flights in Seattle."

Customers can book Alaska Airlines and Kenmore Air tickets online at alaskaair.com in early June 2010. More information, including a Mileage Plan award chart, is available at www.alasksaair.com or by calling (800) ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD
line 800-392-0228).

Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan was named "Program of the Year" by InsideFlyer magazine's Freddie Awards five times between 2002 and 2008.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom .

About Kenmore Air

Kenmore Air has provided scheduled and charter seaplane service throughout the Northwest since 1946. It is the largest seaplane operator in the United States, providing daily year-round service from two Seattle-area terminals to Washington's San Juan Islands and Victoria, British Columbia, as well as seasonal service to destinations along British Columbia's Inside Passage. In 2003, the company launched Kenmore Air Express, a subsidiary providing daily, all-weather wheeled-plane service from downtown Seattle's Boeing Field to the island and peninsula communities of Eastsound, Friday Harbor and Port Angeles, Wash. Between seaplanes and land planes, Kenmore Air carries approximately 150,000 scheduled-service passengers annually. For more information, visit Kenmore Air at www.kenmoreair.com.

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