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ATLANTA - Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines Inc., would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal was proposed, but for now is committed to its independence and isn't thinking about a merger, executives said last week. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, senior executives would not say if the Seattle-based airline operator has had merger discussions with Delta or anyone else. But they all said a combination is not on their radar screen right now.
Independent Alaska Air can't rule out merger 030409 NEWS 2 Capital City Weekly ATLANTA - Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines Inc., would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal was proposed, but for now is committed to its independence and isn't thinking about a merger, executives said last week. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, senior executives would not say if the Seattle-based airline operator has had merger discussions with Delta or anyone else. But they all said a combination is not on their radar screen right now.
Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Story last updated at 3/4/2009 - 11:01 am

Independent Alaska Air can't rule out merger

ATLANTA - Alaska Air Group Inc., operator of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and a partner of Delta Air Lines Inc., would consider a combination with another carrier if the right deal was proposed, but for now is committed to its independence and isn't thinking about a merger, executives said last week. In a series of interviews with The Associated Press, senior executives would not say if the Seattle-based airline operator has had merger discussions with Delta or anyone else. But they all said a combination is not on their radar screen right now.


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