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Apr 02, 2015, 13:00 ET

Seattle Mariners & Alaska Airlines Help Make Wishes Come True For Kids

Every time a Seattle Mariners player hits a home run at Safeco Field during the 2015 season, Alaska Airlines will donate air miles to...

Mar 31, 2015, 15:49 ET

Alaska Airlines launches fare sale for new flights from Orange County to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 California sun seekers who pine for pristine beaches and authentic Mexican cuisine can now book travel on Alaska Airlines' new nonstop flights...

Mar 18, 2015, 15:00 ET

Alaska to fly from Boise to Spokane - its eighth nonstop city

 Alaska Airlines CEO and President Brad Tilden announced during an address at the Boise Chamber of Commerce today that Alaska Airlines will...

Mar 11, 2015, 09:30 ET

Alaska offers three-peat to D.C., with new nonstop flights between Seattle and Dulles

Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, today launched nonstop daily service between Seattle and Dulles International Airport. With the...

Mar 10, 2015, 08:30 ET

Alaska Airlines Seeks Government Approval to Begin Service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

 Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin two nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta,...

Mar 10, 2015, 08:00 ET

Start Spreadin' the News--Alaska to Fly from Seattle to JFK

 Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is launching daily nonstop service from Seattle to New York's John F. Kennedy International...

Mar 05, 2015, 09:30 ET

Alaska Airlines grows Hawaii flights with new nonstop to Kona from San Diego

 Alaska Airlines is expanding its service to the Hawaiian Islands, with new nonstop flights between San Diego and Kona, on Hawaii Island,...

Feb 26, 2015, 09:30 ET
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...