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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...


Nov 10, 2016, 08:30 ET Alaska Airlines to launch new flights from Bellingham, Washington to Kona, Hawaii this weekend

Alaska Airlines inaugurates new weekly flights between Bellingham, Washington (BLI) and Kona (KOA), on the island of Hawaii this Saturday....


Nov 10, 2016, 08:15 ET Alaska Airlines inaugurates new flights between Portland, Oregon and Newark, New Jersey

Alaska Airlines today launches new flights between Portland, Oregon and Newark, New Jersey, the airline's first nonstop flight between Portland and...


Oct 26, 2016, 16:00 ET Alaska Airlines salutes military heroes with patriotic themed aircraft

In anticipation of Veterans Day, Alaska Airlines today unveiled the newest aircraft in its fleet featuring a patriotic special paint theme titled...


Oct 18, 2016, 09:00 ET Alaska Airlines takes veterans from Alaska to Washington, D.C. with Last Frontier Honor Flight

Alaska Airlines is flying 23 military veterans and their guardians from the state of Alaska to Washington, D.C., to view their war memorials....


Oct 12, 2016, 09:00 ET Alaska Airlines launches 'Paint the Plane' sweepstakes for Alaska students

Alaska Airlines is inviting school age children from across the state of Alaska to help paint a new plane, as part of its "Paint the Plane"...


Oct 11, 2016, 14:24 ET Alaska Airlines' Safety Management System accepted by the FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration informed Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air that it has formally accepted each airline's Safety Management System...


Sep 27, 2016, 20:24 ET Alaska Airlines will fly to Havana, Cuba, beginning Jan. 5, 2017

 Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first...


Sep 23, 2016, 09:00 ET Alaska Airlines launches annual PFD sale for Alaskans

 Alaska Airlines today announced its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with exclusive discounts for residents of the state of Alaska....