Together, Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines are expected to enable a stronger platform for growth and competition in the U.S., long-term job opportunity for employees, continued investment in local communities and environmental stewardship.

Highlights

  • Combined company to maintain Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines’ strong, high-quality brands, supported by a single, compelling loyalty offering.
  • As the fifth largest U.S. airline, the combined fleet of 365 narrow and wide body airplanes will enable guests to reach 138 destinations through our combined networks, and more than 1,200 destinations through our oneworld partners.
  • Honolulu to become a key Alaska Airlines hub with expanded service for residents of Hawai‘i to the Continental U.S. and creating new connections to Asia and throughout the Pacific for travelers across the U.S.
  • Commitment to Hawai‘i remains steadfast, including maintaining Neighbor Island air service, and a more competitive platform to support growth, job opportunities for employees, community investment and environmental stewardship.
  • Committed to maintaining and growing union-represented workforce in Hawai‘i.
  • Combination will result in immediate value creation with sizable upside. All-cash transaction of $18.00 per share offers attractive premium for Hawaiian Airlines’ shareholders and is expected to be accretive to Alaska Airlines’ earnings in year one with at least $235M of expected run-rate synergies.

Latest news

Hawaiian Holdings Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Alaska Air Group

February 16, 2024

Hawaiian Holdings Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Alaska Air Group

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Alaska creates Hawai‘i Community Advisory Board

January 29, 2024

Alaska creates Hawai‘i Community Advisory Board

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Year in review: 2023 highlights at Alaska

December 29, 2023

Year in review: 2023 highlights at Alaska

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Alaska gives gift of travel to families impacted by Maui wildfires

December 20, 2023

Alaska gives gift of travel to families impacted by Maui wildfires

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What people are saying

AJOT

Hawai‘i’s air cargo community is hoping the proposed acquisition of Hawaiian Airlines by larger Alaska Air Group will go through…

Hawaii’s air cargo community favors Alaska Air’s pending Hawaiian Air buyout – American Journal of Transportation

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Honolulu Star Advertiser

…the two airlines do look very complementary, which bodes well for consumer-choice expansion, not choice constriction.

Editorial: Hawaii residents need quality air carriers – Honolulu Star Advertiser

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Seattle Times

If the merger is approved, Alaska will be a stronger competitor against the ‘big four.’ And a certain poetry will result: the 49th (Alaska) and 50th (Hawaii) states joined in a single airline.

Editorial: Alaska Air beat the odds and is now reaching across the Pacific – Seattle Times

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SF Gate

Industry insiders are predicting healthy competition with Southwest’s low fares if the Alaska-Hawaiian merger prevails.

Alaska-Hawaiian Airlines merger explained: Cheaper fares, better points, DOJ hurdle – SF Gate

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AP

Alaska and Hawaiian are both smaller than the nation’s dominant carriers. They said the deal would meld two complementary networks, increasing connectivity to 138 destinations…

Alaska Air to buy Hawaiian Airlines in a $1.9 billion deal that may attract regulator scrutiny – AP

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CNBC

I think the parties have a lot to work with here. This isn’t like other transactions that the Justice Department has challenged. Here you have two airlines who…serve different routes.

The Alaska-Hawaiian Airlines deal isn’t like other deals the DOJ has challenged – CNBC

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CNBC quote

This will triple the number of nonstop and one stop routes to North America.

Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines CEOs break down $1.9 billion cash merger – CNBC

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Honolulu Civil Beat

The proposal, which airline officials say would keep each company’s identity relatively intact, is being met favorably by many in Hawaii.

Commentary: The Polar Bear Express – Honolulu Civil Beat

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