Alaska Air Group, parent of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, reported third-quarter net income of $90.2 million, up 21.9% over $74 million in the year-ago period. Excluding the impact of special items including mark-to-market fuel hedge accounting adjustments, refunds of navigation fees and restructuring items, current-period income totaled $71.5 million compared to net income of $50.7 million in 2004. "The numbers show that the hard work of our employees is paying off," said Chairman and ...

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