Alaska Airlines said its winter schedule starting Nov. 9 will see an 8% year-over-year capacity cut, leading to a 9%-10%, or 1,000-employee, workforce reduction. It will cancel low-demand flights on Saturdays and holidays, reduce frequencies in some markets and shift some flying from its 737s to regional subsidiary Horizon Air's Q400s or CRJ700s. Chairman and CEO Bill Ayer explained that the cuts are driven by "the one-two punch of record oil prices and a softening economy on top of ...

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