|Earning $1 billion more a year is easy -- fly more flights, get more revenue, AMR Chief Commercial Officer Virasb Vahidi says.|
Like most airline shares, Alaska Air's share price performance trails the S&P 500. But some analysts like the carrier's movement on merger synergies, unit revenue and a pilot contract.
Other Airline stocks were also gaining on Thursday morning.
A new survey shows Southwest as the people's favorite.
The company cited a one-time pay hike for pilots as the reason for the increased cost forecast.