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Mar 28, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines names 29-year industry veteran new vice president of airport operations

Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected Wayne Newton as vice president of airport operations and customer service effective today. In his...


Mar 22, 2017, 19:43 ET Alaska Airlines and Virgin America share vision for the future

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today shared their vision for the future of the combined carrier, as the company solidifies its status as the...


Mar 20, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines adds Europe's Condor Airlines as Mileage Plan Partner

Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn...


Mar 15, 2017, 12:46 ET Alaska Airlines' California growth continues, adding six new nonstop routes from San Diego

Alaska Airlines today announced increased investment in Southern California by adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International...


Mar 14, 2017, 12:20 ET Alaska Airlines inaugurates new flights from San Jose, California and Portland, Oregon

Alaska Airlines inaugurates non-stop service in three new markets this week—San Jose, Calif. to Newark, New Jersey, which began on March 12; San...


Mar 09, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines announces 13 new nonstop routes from the Bay Area

Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San...


Mar 02, 2017, 17:59 ET Alaska Airlines awarded slots to serve Mexico City from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines coveted slots at Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from...


Feb 22, 2017, 14:06 ET Alaska Airlines and UNCF partner to expand college access nationwide

Alaska Airlines today named UNCF (United Negro College Fund) its newest Charity Miles partner, launching the partnership with a gift of one...


Feb 16, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines names new chief information officer, new vice president finance and controller and promotes two to managing director

Alaska Airlines board of directors named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry vice...


Feb 01, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines announces new service between Orange County, California and Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines will begin daily, nonstop-service from Orange County's John Wayne Airport to Albuquerque starting Aug. 18. "We are pleased to...


Jan 11, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines announces new seasonal flights from Portland, Oregon to Baltimore, Milwaukee and Philadelphia this summer, and year-round service to Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines is bringing four new markets to customers in the Rose City. New seasonal service will include Portland-Philadelphia starting May...


Jan 06, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines kicks off new year with new in-flight amenities, including Free Chat™ from any smartphone

Hot on the heels of its acquisition of California-based airline Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is debuting a complimentary new service to help...


Jan 05, 2017, 14:58 ET Alaska Airlines launches first West Coast commercial air service to Havana

Alaska Airlines today launched the first regularly scheduled U.S. commercial flights between Los Angeles and Havana, Cuba. "LAX is America's...


Dec 21, 2016, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines and Virgin America grow San Francisco hub with flights to popular destinations

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began selling tickets today for new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport to Orange...


Dec 19, 2016, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines announces new enhancements to Mileage Plan

Alaska Airlines is upping its game by making its award-winning Mileage Plan more generous with the announcement of four flier-friendly...


Dec 12, 2016, 17:53 ET Alaska Airlines and its aircraft technicians reach tentative agreement on proposed five-year contract

Alaska Airlines and the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA) today jointly announced tentative agreement on a proposed five-year...


Dec 07, 2016, 17:21 ET Alaska Airlines issues statement following Virgin America lawsuit settlement

Alaska Airlines has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by private plaintiffs opposing the planned merger of Alaska and Virgin America. The...


Nov 23, 2016, 12:00 ET Alaska Airlines Foundation awards nearly $165,000 to nonprofits in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is donating $162,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations in the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington, as part of a...


Nov 22, 2016, 08:00 ET Cyber Monday: Alaska Airlines' biggest sale of the year kicks off on Sunday

Savvy deal-seekers take note: Alaska Airlines' biggest sale of the year is just around the corner and promises to be bigger and better than...


Nov 21, 2016, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines debuts new flights between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey

Alaska Airlines today begins new flights between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, the airline's first nonstop flight between San Diego and the New...


Nov 16, 2016, 13:30 ET Alaska Airlines partners with U.S. Marines to deliver Toys for Tots

Alaska Airlines, together with the U.S. Marines and Alaska Toys for Tots, is shipping nearly 15,000 pounds of toys across the state of Alaska this...


Nov 16, 2016, 08:01 ET Alaska Airlines announces nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore; Fourth new East Coast destination from San Diego in four years

Alaska Airlines announced plans to continue its expansion from the West Coast with new nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore/Washington...


Nov 15, 2016, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines to use Advanced Technology to improve Sun Valley airport access

Alaska Airlines' sister carrier, Horizon Air, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin using its proprietary...


Nov 14, 2016, 15:07 ET Forest-powered flight heads to Washington, D.C.

Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet...


Nov 10, 2016, 14:30 ET Alaska Airlines' New Premium Class section available for purchase today

Starting today Alaska Airlines fliers who want a little more legroom will have the option to purchase seats with up to four more inches of space...