The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Isaac Pino and research analyst Lyons George discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Isaac and Lyons take a look at an airline that's been soaring: Alaska Air Group. The company's stock price returned over 20% in the past year, significantly outperforming the broader market. Management has been focused on profitable routes and stands apart as a leader in key metrics like on-time arrivals and customer satisfaction. Isaac thinks this could be one of the few shining stars in an otherwise struggling sector.

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