A Horizon Air Q400 (Photo: Alaska Airlines)

Horizon Air Works to Remedy Continued Cancellations, Hires Two New Executives

In a move to combat continued flight cancellations due to a pilot shortage, Seattle-based carrier Horizon Air, which is a subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group, has selected two individuals to take on more leadership in the organization. Captain John Hornibrook will take the lead as the new Vice President for Flight Operations, while Brooke Vatheuer will become the new Vice President of Finance and Planning. Hornibrook will be in charge of Horizon’s 700 line pilots and the system operation…

Alaska to Phase Out Virgin America Brand

Alaska Airlines announced Wednesday that they will likely retire the Virgin America brand by 2019, instead opting to give the fused airline Alaska's name, logo, and livery. This announcement puts to rest much speculation about whether Alaska would keep the Virgin brand around. The airline ensured customers, however, that some…