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Alaska Airlines Senior Network Analyst in Seattle, Washington

Company Alaska Airlines

The Team

Guided by our purpose, core values, and leadership principles, we are creating an airline people love. Our corporate teams set the strategies and operational plans to ensure the success of our company. Whether we use our expertise in accounting, human resources, finance, planning, legal, marketing, or any of our operational divisions, our shared passion for travel and our guests is what motivates us to achieve excellence each day. If you share our passion for creating an airline people love, we want to hear from you.

Role Summary

The Senior Planning Analyst is a subject matter expert in the 18-month rolling schedule at Alaska Airlines. As an individual contributor, this role exercises considerable judgment to make decisions and provide recommendations to address the feasibility and profitability of future schedules and the implementation of our network strategy.

Key Duties

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in the 18-month rolling schedule which drives budget and operating schedules.

  • Owns all competitive P&L modeling and reporting and makes recommendations based on competitor actions and forecasted performance.

  • With minimal direction from leadership, exercises considerable judgement to leads schedule scenario analysis, including feasibility analysis, future changes and profitability impact of these changes.

  • Liaises with scheduling group to ensure changes are correctly implemented in the schedule.

  • Assists the Network and Strategy Planning teams in the economic evaluation of AAG’s current network, forecasting new markets, and aircraft gauge.

  • Evaluates network fit and economics of potential aircraft upgauges and downgauges.

  • Monitors airline industry events and trends to communicate implications for Alaska Airlines (AS) to leadership across the commercial organization.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with key department customers such as station personnel, fleet planning, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A).

  • Performs in-depth analysis of our competitor’s network performance.

  • Responsible for Capacity Planning’s executive reporting (i.e., greenbook / whitebook).

  • Provides ad-hoc analysis and input in support of commercial planning decisions, company presentations, internal and external communications, etc.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills


  • 4 years of experience in analytics, with a preference for a commercial aviation focus or related area.

  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus in in aviation management, business, economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, or another quantitative discipline, or an additional two years of relevant training/experience in lieu of this degree.

  • Expertise and experience in airline fundamentals and economics.

  • Knowledge of modeling/forecasting methodology and systems.

  • Expert level knowledge of airline scheduling systems (Sabre, Oasis, etc.).

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Expert analytical skills with a deep understanding of analytical processes.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to work and communicate with all levels of the company, including senior executives.

  • A strategic thinker who can see “the big picture” while understanding the details.

  • A self-starter, with the ability to set priorities consistent with departmental goals and work independently.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Master of Business Administration or other Master’s degree with a focus in a quantitative discipline.

  • Strategic scenario development and opportunity cost analysis.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Where permitted by applicable law, new hires must have received the COVID-19 vaccine. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Total Rewards

  • Competitive total rewards package

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match program

  • Monthly incentive pay plan

  • Annual incentive pay plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Travel privileges on Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

FLSA Status Exempt
Employment Type Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Apply by 7:00 PM Pacific Time on 9/27/2021
Location Seattle
Equal Employment Opportunity Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information (including family medical history) or other legally protected characteristics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will also be considered for employment, consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law.
People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
We are an E-Verify ® employer, where required by law.
Job Locations USA-WA-Seattle
Requisition ID 2021-6373
Category Corporate & Operations