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NO YEAR-ROUND RUSSIA SERVICE, ALASKA ANNOUNCES

 SEATTLE, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, which concludes its third spring and summer of service to the Russian Far East this week, will not extend flights into the fall and winter.
 "We determined that we were going to offer once-a-week service this winter on the expectation that all operational considerations in the Russian Far East would be acceptable. They aren't," said Pat Glenn, the airline's chief operating officer.
 Specifically, the airline was planning to use Petropavlovsk as an alternate airport in case weather precluded flights from landing in the three Russian cities Alaska serves Q Magadan, Khabarovsk and Vladivostok. To serve as an alternate, an airport must meet international civil aviation requirements. "We based our plans on the expectation that Petropavlovsk would obtain the necessary approvals. That hasn't happened, so we've had to alter plans," Glenn said.
 Passengers booked on Alaska for travel between October and early May, when seasonal service resumes, will be accommodated on Aeroflot or refunded their money, Glenn said.
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 /CONTACT: Greg Witter of Alaska Airlines, 206-431-3799/
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