Alaska Airlines Cancels All Flights to and From Seattle Until 8 P.M. Tonight Due to Earthquake Damage to Tower.
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 28, 2001
Alaska Airlines (NYSE:ALK) has canceled all flights in and out of Seattle until at least 8 p.m. PST tonight due to the earthquake damage to the airport tower.
As of 2:15 p.m., Alaska has canceled 67 flights. The additional cancellations will affect 25-30 more flights. As a result, approximately 8,000 passengers are expected to be affected by the cancellations.
"We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience they're experiencing because of these cancellations," said Bill Ayer, the airline's president and chief operating officer. "We fully expect to be back to normal operations tomorrow."
Due to the high number of calls coming into Alaska's reservations centers, the airline is advising customers seeking flight status information to visit its website at www.alaskaair.com.
Alaska will also continue to distribute updates on the cancellations to the media as information changes throughout the day.
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|Date:||Feb 28, 2001|
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