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Aug 11, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines extends early boarding for guests wearing Russell Wilson jersey

To support Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson during the 2017 football season, Alaska Airlines today announced the return of its popular...


Aug 09, 2017, 08:05 ET Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer program once again named No. 1 loyalty program by U.S. News & World Report

For the third year in a row, Alaska Mileage Plan has received top honors in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Airline Rewards...


Aug 08, 2017, 16:00 ET Alaska Airlines lanza servicio sin escalas desde San Francisco y Los Ángeles a la Ciudad de México

Alaska Airlines hoy lanzó servicio al Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez en la Ciudad de México desde dos importantes centros en California: el...


Aug 08, 2017, 15:55 ET Alaska Airlines lanza servicio sin escalas desde San Francisco y Los Ángeles a la Ciudad de México

Alaska Airlines hoy lanzó servicio al Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez en la Ciudad de México desde dos importantes centros en California: el...


Aug 08, 2017, 13:30 ET Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Mexico City

Alaska Airlines today launched service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: San Francisco...


Aug 08, 2017, 11:30 ET Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Mexico City

Alaska Airlines today launched service to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: San Francisco...


Jul 11, 2017, 11:05 ET Virgin America is 'Top Domestic Airline' 2017 in Travel + Leisure 'World's Best Awards'

Virgin America today was named "Top Domestic Airline" 2017 in Travel + Leisure "World's Best Awards" for a 10th-consecutive year. In May, Alaska...


Jul 07, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines Foundation gives over $160,000 to nonprofits in Alaska and Washington

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $161,500 to 15 nonprofits in Alaska and Washington. The mid-year grants are the first of two donations...


Jun 28, 2017, 10:00 ET Alaska Airlines introduces Seattle Mariners-themed plane to commemorate the club's 40th anniversary

As a symbol of the long-standing partnership between Alaska Airlines and the Seattle Mariners, today Alaska officially unveiled a specially-marked...


Jun 26, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines plans flight to chase "The Great American Eclipse"

Alaska Airlines is chasing "The Great American Eclipse" on August 21, with a special charter flight for select astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse...


Jun 09, 2017, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines invites guests to stop and smell the rosé onboard this summer

House Wine Rosé will become a seasonal offering for purchase on most Alaska Airlines flights from July 1 through Aug. 31. Made with grapes from the...


May 24, 2017, 15:19 ET Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air win 16th FAA Diamond Awards for excellence in maintenance training

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have each earned their 16th Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for excellence in...


May 23, 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...


May 22, 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...


May 22, 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...


May 19, 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...


May 17, 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...


May 11, 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...


May 10, 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...


May 09, 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...


May 01, 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...


Apr 25, 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...


Apr 13, 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...


Apr 12, 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...


Apr 05, 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...