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23 May, 2017, 14:58 ET Horizon Air pilots pass vote to amend labor contract

Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have approved an amendment to their existing eight-year...


22 May, 2017, 14:50 ET Alaska Airlines begins seasonal flights between Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon

Alaska Airlines is inaugurating seasonal flights from Philadelphia to Portland, Oregon starting today. The nonstop, daily flights will operate...


22 May, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines and Finnair announce frequent flyer partnership

Alaska Airlines and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn miles/points on each other as...


19 May, 2017, 09:34 ET Alaska Air Cargo delivers 22,000 pounds of Copper River salmon to Seattle

The season's first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon made the 1,300-mile journey from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle onboard an Alaska Airlines...


17 May, 2017, 13:00 ET Alaska Airlines to begin scheduled commercial air service from Paine Field in 2018

Air travel will get a lot easier for flyers living in Snohomish County and North King County, Washington, next year when Alaska Airlines introduces...


11 May, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service from Seattle to Indianapolis, Indiana

Alaska Airlines today inaugurates nonstop daily service between Seattle and Indianapolis, Indiana. This new service to Indianapolis is the only...


10 May, 2017, 06:01 ET Alaska Airlines awarded highest in Traditional Carrier Satisfaction for 10th straight year

Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2017...


09 May, 2017, 08:10 ET Alaska Airlines names Bay Area vice president

Alaska Air Group's board of directors named Annabel R. Chang vice president, Bay Area. In this new position, Chang will shape and execute Alaska...


01 May, 2017, 13:39 ET Alaska Airlines launches discounted* companion fare offer for new cardholders in May and June

A new, limited-time promotion makes Alaska's Famous Companion FareTM offer even sweeter for new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer...


25 Apr, 2017, 14:15 ET Alaska Airlines and Virgin America to relocate to Terminal 7 at JFK

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announce plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The...


13 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines inaugurates flights to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas

Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service today from its Seattle hub to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas. The airline will...


12 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announce new Dallas Love Field flying to Seattle; San Diego; San Jose, California; and Portland, Oregon

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are growing their footprint in the Lone Star State, expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast...


05 Apr, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines announces new long-haul service from Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announces new daily, nonstop service between Portland, Oregon, and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport...


28 Mar, 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...


22 Mar, 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...


20 Mar, 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...


15 Mar, 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...


14 Mar, 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...


09 Mar, 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...


02 Mar, 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...


22 Feb, 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...


16 Feb, 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...


01 Feb, 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...


11 Jan, 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...


06 Jan, 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...