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Horizon Air Company Facts
Updated May 2015
Horizon Air was formed to satisfy the need created when, after the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, larger airlines abandoned routes within the Northwest. To fill this market niche, entrepreneur Milt Kuolt and a group of venture capitalists founded Horizon in Seattle in September 1981. Horizon brought together several dozen enthusiastic employees and a fleet consisting of two leased Fairchild F-27 turboprop aircraft to begin service between Yakima, Pasco and Seattle.
In the early 1980s, the airline grew quickly, acquiring Air Oregon and Utah-based Transwestern Airlines. In 1984, Horizon went public. By 1986, the company's proven track record attracted the attention of larger airlines. That year, Horizon was acquired by Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, Inc., a holding company that included Alaska Airlines.
On Jan. 1, 2011, Horizon shifted to a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) business model, which is the regional airline industry standard. Under this arrangement, Horizon operates and maintains its aircraft while Alaska is responsible for scheduling, marketing and pricing all flights. The change also includes the eventual rebranding of all Horizon aircraft to feature the Alaska brand.
Horizon serves 42 cities in Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Baja California Sur (Mexico) and Alberta and British Columbia (Canada).
The regional airline has a general office in Seattle and a primary maintenance base in Portland, Ore., with additional maintenance facilities in Bellingham, Wash., Boise, Idaho; Seattle; Medford, Ore.; Redmond/Bend, Ore.; Eugene, Ore.; San Jose, Calif.; and Spokane, Wash.
Horizon Air History
Horizon Air was formed in response to the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978. One of the results of this act was that many larger airlines abandoned routes within the Northwest. To fill this gap in the market, entrepreneur Milt Kuolt and a group of venture capitalists founded Horizon in Seattle in September 1981. Horizon brought together 36 enthusiastic employees and a fleet consisting of two leased Fairchild F-27 turboprop aircraft to begin service between Yakima, Pasco, and Seattle.
In the early 1980s, Horizon grew rapidly.
In the early 1980s, Horizon grew rapidly and in 1982, Horizon acquired Air Oregon, which had served the state of Oregon for a number of years. In 1983, Horizon acquired Utah-based Transwestern Airlines, which served the intermountain West, including Boise. Both these acquisitions expanded Horizon's system map considerably.
In early 1984, Horizon became a public company with an initial stock offering of 750,000 shares. The stock sale was an immediate success and was used to retire debt and provide funding for future aircraft acquisition.
By 1986 the company's proven track record attracted the attention of larger airlines. In the end Horizon was acquired by Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, Inc., a holding company that includes us, Alaska Airlines. While remaining independently managed, Horizon gained the competitive advantage of connections with us, her sister carrier, and partnership in our Mileage Plan frequent flier program. Along with Alaska, Horizon also code-shares with a wide range of other airline partners.
Today, Horizon is about 4,000 employees strong and serves more than 45 cities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alberta. The company is recognized as one of the leading regional airlines in the country and holds the highest rank of all regional airlines in Condé Nast Traveler Magazine's Readers Choice Awards list.
Horizon has a general office in Seattle, its primary maintenance base in Portland, and additional maintenance facilities in Boise, Seattle, Pasco, and Spokane.
I have been working at Horizon Air full-time
Great benefits, awesome coworkers, and gaining more experience within the industry.
Less than average FA pay, smaller planes, quicker flights, and lack of growth.
I applied online. I interviewed at Horizon Air (Los Angeles, CA).
With no appointment scheduled beforehand, the company called for a phone interview screening process. It took about 10 minutes. It seemed as if the person was reading right off a standard guideline or process, very monotone. They were mostly yes-or-no questions. One of my answers was not a direct yes or no, and as I was explaining the person became aggitated. This person was very rude and the screening process had many red flags in general. Probably one of my top three astonishing interviews I ever experienced. Very unprofessional. Even if I make it past this interview, I think I would decline the offer just because this company does not contain good culture or practices.
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