Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK: Quote) announced that Mark Eliasen has been elected vice president - finance and treasurer. Eliasen will be responsible for Air Group financing, fuel hedging, fleet management and treasury activities.
Currently vice president of finance at Alaska Air Group subsidiary Horizon Air, Eliasen has more than 25 years of corporate and consulting experience. Before joining Air Group, Eliasen practiced in the Puget Sound area as an independent corporate finance consultant. He previously served as assistant treasurer for WRQ (now Attachmate), and as director of finance for Intermec Technologies.
In a separate press release, Alaska Airlines said that it inaugurated new seasonal service between San Jose and Palm Springs, Calif. The new nonstop route operates through June 2. After a hiatus from June 3 to October 4, seasonal service will then resume October 5, 2012.
by RTT Staff Writer
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