Alaska Airlines this year is planning a 7-8% increase in capacity through the addition of frequencies, new markets and larger Boeing 737-900ERs. Alaska will take delivery of nine 737-900ERs in 2013, each configured with 181 seats, 24 more than the 737 operator’s -800s. CFO Brandon Pedersen today told analysts during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that the -900ERs will boost the airline’s transcontinental network. “This allows us to increase capacity with little ...

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