Bill Ayer, chairman of SeaTac’s Alaska Air Group, received compensation worth more than $2 million last year according to a government filing by his airline holding company.
Ayer heads a company that owns both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
His total compensation last year was $2,022,664 compared with his 2007 compensation of $1,945,736. Those total compensation figures include a base salary plus various stock and stock option awards whose value varies greatly based on the current price of the airline holding company’s stock.
The Alaska board of directors has maintained Ayer’s base salary at $360,000 a…