ORE. (April 10, 2013) – Alaska Air Group receives 2012 Port of Portland Compass
Alaska Air Group has been
named as the Port of Portland’s 2012 Compass Award recipient.
award, presented at the Port’s annual “Gateway to the Globe” meeting,
recognizes the contributions of community individuals and entities that have
demonstrated exceptional support for the Port of Portland. Compass Award
recipients serve as civic and/or corporate role models through their
outstanding contributions to the Port and the communities it serves.
Recipients can be recognized for overall support of the Port’s strategic
mission or any of Port’s individual business units including aviation, marine,
environmental affairs, properties and business development.
out of PDX since 1979, Alaska Air Group carries more Portland International
Airport travelers than any other airline serving the Port and has shown true
innovation and leadership in sustainable practices. The company was a pioneer
in programs such as on-board recycling, fuel-efficient aircraft,
performance-based navigation, efficient in-flight and ground operations, as
well as more efficient and alternative energy use and waste minimization
programs at all of its airline facilities. Most recently, Alaska Air Group joined
with the Port and other partners in pioneering research in aviation biofuels.
only is Alaska, along with its sister airline Horizon, PDX’s largest carrier—accommodating
more than 5.4 million PDX passengers per year to 37 nonstop destinations, it is
also an airline that has shown tireless commitment to our region’s sustainable
growth and prosperity,” said Commission President Jim Carter in presenting the
award. “Everything from expanding existing service like the new route to
Washington National to collaborating with us on key sustainability initiatives,
Alaska has been a great partner to the Port and a true asset to the communities
than 400 business leaders, elected officials and community stakeholders
attended this year’s Gateway to the Globe event which provides annual updates
on Port activities, challenges and opportunities. This year’s keynote speaker
was Lorrie Vogel general manager of Nike’s sustainable product research and discovery team.