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Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer is Alaska Airlines' new managing director of alliances.

Alaska Airlines names Charles Breer New Managing Director of Alliances

 Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position...

Feb 18, 2015, 08:00 ET
Alaska Airlines today purchased six new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft.

Alaska Airlines Announces Order for Six Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs

 Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle's hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing 737-900...

Feb 11, 2015, 14:58 ET

Alaska Airlines names Jay Gupta Managing Director of Infrastructure and Modern Platforms

 Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services...

Jan 27, 2015, 08:10 ET

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Inflight Entertainment through March, Introduces New Microsoft-Powered Tablets

 Alaska Airlines today announced it will continue to offer free premium inflight entertainment directly to customers' personal electronic...

Jan 27, 2015, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines names Sangita Woerner Vice President of Marketing

 Sangita Woerner has joined Alaska Airlines as vice president of marketing, overseeing the company's strategic marketing, advertising and...

Jan 26, 2015, 13:28 ET

Alaska Airlines Once Again Named North America's Most On-Time Airline

 Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the fifth year in a row. FlightStats Inc., which compiles...

Jan 19, 2015, 08:30 ET

Alaska Airlines Launches Special 'Russell Wilson's Fan Flight II' to Phoenix Sweepstakes

 Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football...

Jan 15, 2015, 08:00 ET

Play the slots, then shred some powder: Alaska Airlines Begins Service Between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes

 Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, today, giving locals and visitors alike...

Jan 13, 2015, 11:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Foundation Makes $30,000 Investment in Hawaii's Youths

 The Alaska Airlines Foundation gave $30,000 in grants to three Hawaii non-profits whose efforts benefit Hawaii's youth and educational...

Jan 12, 2015, 14:28 ET

Alaska Airlines names John Kirby Vice President of Capacity Planning

 John Kirby today joins Alaska Airlines as vice president of capacity planning, overseeing Alaska Air Group's mainline and regional networks...

Dec 29, 2014, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Lightens the Load for Mileage Plan Members

 Throughout the month of January Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can check one bag free.* The airline is waiving its standard $25 bag fee...

Dec 17, 2014, 17:32 ET

Alaska Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Five-Year Contract

 Alaska Airlines flight attendants today approved a new five-year contract. Included in the new contract are quality of life enhancements and...

Nov 28, 2014, 14:00 ET

Cyber Monday Sneak Peek: Alaska's Biggest Sale of the Year Begins Sunday

 Alaska Airlines customers don't have to wait for Cyber Monday to enjoy some of the airline's best deals of the year. "We won't reveal the...

Nov 26, 2014, 12:39 ET

Alaska Airlines Enhancing Mileage Plan for its Loyal Customers

 Alaska Airlines today announced enhancements to its award-winning Mileage Plan, with increased mileage bonuses for a number of fare classes...

Nov 26, 2014, 07:00 ET
Starting Dec. 1, all Seattle-departing flights 2.5 hours or longer will have available for purchase  Tom Douglas' Cascade Brisket Chili, which features smoky chunks of brisket in a mild spicy Ancho chile tomato sauce.

Lift Your Palate: Alaska Airlines, Tom Douglas Partner to Bring Signature Dishes to the Skies

 Travelers on Alaska Airlines are invited to lift their palates this winter, as Alaska and Tom Douglas announce a new partnership to take...

Nov 25, 2014, 08:00 ET

Alaska Airlines Expands Partnership with SkyWest, adds New Routes

 Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska's...

Nov 20, 2014, 16:21 ET

Alaska Airlines and U.S. Marine Corps team up to deliver toys across Alaska

 Alaska Airlines and the U.S. Marine Corps are joining forces to expand the Toys for Tots program in Alaska and distribute more toys to...

Nov 20, 2014, 11:30 ET
The new Salt Lake City routes will be operated with Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 and SkyWest Airlines' CRJ-700 regional jets.

Alaska Airlines Earns Top Score in 2015 Corporate Equality Index

Alaska Air Group, parent company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2015 Corporate...

Nov 13, 2014, 08:00 ET
The new Salt Lake City routes will be operated with Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 and SkyWest Airlines' CRJ-700 regional jets.

Washington to Washington: Alaska Airlines Adds More Nonstop Flights to Nation's Capital

Getting to the nation's capital from the Emerald City will be easier starting next spring when Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to...

Nov 10, 2014, 08:00 ET
Alaska Airlines flies to the most pristine ski destinations on the West Coast, including Mammoth, Sun Valley, and Big White. This season the carrier is adding even more flights to breathtaking mountains. New service includes flights between Portland, Oregon, and Lake Tahoe, San Diego and Mammoth, California, as well as Seattle to Steamboat Springs.

Alaska Airlines Offers Ski Enthusiasts Free Skiing at Top North American Resorts

Skiers, snowboarders, and those looking for a winter getaway can rejoice.  Alaska Airlines is partnering with select top resorts in the...