Alaska Airlines contracted with Menzies Aviation to provide ramp handling services at Seattle-Tacoma International, which will result in the loss of 472 ramp service jobs at the carrier. The airline, which currently contracts with outside companies to provide ramp services in 41 of the 56 cities it serves, expects to save roughly $13 million a year through the move. Alaska Air said it considered a number of options for saving money while improving the efficiency of its ramp services before ...

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