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Alaska Airlines And Horizon Air Issue 2009 Environment Report

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air today released their first environment report. The comprehensive report tracks several key areas, including the airlines' fuel-conservation efforts, greenhouse gas emissions and inflight recycling programs.

Significant highlights of the report include:
  • Together Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions (per revenue passenger mile) by 23 percent since 2004. The reduction is largely due to the airlines' transition to more fuel-efficient aircraft and numerous fuel-conservation projects.
  • In 2009, Horizon Air recycled 69 percent of its inflight waste, leading the airline industry in recycling and composting. Horizon Air's recycling efforts date back to the late 1980s.

The report is available for download at http://bit.ly/a8yA28 .

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. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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