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Oct 10, 2019, 13:36 ET Ready for LIFT off: Alaska Airlines employees give back with a week of volunteering

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced today the launch of LIFT, the new name for the airlines' social and environmental impact programs. LIFT is...


Oct 07, 2019, 15:30 ET Alaska Airlines' newest painted Pixar-themed aircraft showcases Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure Park (along with a few well-known faces)

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical...


Sep 12, 2019, 14:35 ET Alaska Airlines asks guests to help reduce inflight plastic waste through #FillBeforeYouFly

Alaska Airlines today announced its #FillBeforeYouFly initiative to partner with guests and employees to continue reducing the use of single-use...


Sep 07, 2019, 08:00 ET Ready for kickoff: Alaska Airlines brings back Russell Wilson promotion just in time for football season

Ahead of the Sept. 8 home opener, Alaska Airlines is bringing back a popular promotion: guests wearing a Russell Wilson No. 3 jersey will be granted...


Sep 04, 2019, 18:15 ET Alaska Airlines announces new service from San Luis Obispo

Alaska Airlines announced today it will launch daily nonstop service between San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport and San Diego International...


Aug 28, 2019, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines expands West Coast service between Pacific Northwest and California

Alaska Airlines reaffirms its commitment to the West Coast with new, nonstop service from the Pacific Northwest and the state of Alaska in the north, ...


Aug 27, 2019, 12:08 ET 5,200 Alaska Airlines employees ratify new five-year agreements

5,200 Alaska Airlines employees represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers voted to ratify two new five-year...


Aug 14, 2019, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines announces new service between Paine Field and Spokane

Alaska Airlines announced today it will launch daily nonstop service between Spokane International Airport and Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport...


Aug 06, 2019, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines Foundation grants $260,000 to two dozen nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii

The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $260,000 to 24 nonprofits in Alaska, Washington and Hawaii. "Our goal has always been to be a committed...


Jul 18, 2019, 15:55 ET Alaska Airlines and aircraft technicians ratify final Transition Agreement in Virgin America merger

Alaska Airlines' 900 Airbus and Boeing aircraft technicians, who are represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have...


Jul 11, 2019, 14:30 ET Alaska Airlines and Port of Seattle celebrate grand opening of the first phase of the new North Satellite

Today, Alaska Airlines and the Port of Seattle celebrated a milestone of growth and passenger experience improvement at Seattle-Tacoma International...


Jul 01, 2019, 16:00 ET Alaska Airlines adds more "sun" with expanded wintertime flying to leisure destinations

The Pacific Northwest is filled with long, sunny days right now. But it's time to start planning sun-splashed getaways for when the darker days of...


Jun 20, 2019, 15:06 ET Award redemptions now available through Aer Lingus, giving Alaska Mileage Plan members more travel options to Europe

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members have more ways to experience the sights and sounds of Europe with award redemptions now available through Aer...


Jun 14, 2019, 18:21 ET Alaska Airlines gets 'animated' with themed aircraft featuring artwork from Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of Disney and Pixar's Toy Story 4 on June 21, Alaska Airlines unveiled a special-edition aircraft today. The...


Jun 11, 2019, 08:00 ET Airline industry veteran Nathaniel Pieper to join Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines today announced that Nathaniel Pieper will join the company Aug. 1 as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances. With...


Jun 05, 2019, 16:30 ET Alaska Airlines promotes Andy Schneider to senior vice president of people; Horizon Air promotes Matt Prainito to vice president of station and inflight operations

As Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air continue to grow, two talented executives with broad and deep experience at Alaska Air Group have been promoted to ...


Jun 05, 2019, 10:30 ET Alaska Airlines adds a top requested destination from Paine Field

It's the place Alaska Airlines' guests said they want to fly to the most from Everett: Palm Springs. So Alaska is making it happen. The Alaska...


May 29, 2019, 07:00 ET Alaska Airlines captures number one ranking for 12th consecutive year among Traditional Carriers in the J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study

For the 12th year in a row, Alaska Airlines is recognized as the highest ranked airline in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers in the...


May 17, 2019, 13:09 ET Alaska Air Cargo brings the season's first wild Copper River salmon to Seattle

About 18,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon arrived on a fish-filled Alaska Airlines plane touching down at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport ...


May 13, 2019, 14:05 ET EL AL Israel Airlines & Alaska Airlines celebrate expanded global partnership

EL AL Israel Airlines and Alaska Airlines today expanded their commercial relationship to include a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. The...


Apr 30, 2019, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines Named the Official Airline of Seattle Pride

Seattle Pride today announced Alaska Airlines as the official airline of Washington's largest LGBTQ parade. Hundreds of Alaska employees will help...


Mar 07, 2019, 08:00 ET Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service between Seattle and Columbus

The connection between two dynamic regions – Western Washington and Central Ohio – just got easier. Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service...


Mar 04, 2019, 15:33 ET Alaska Airlines launches new travel era with commercial flights at Paine Field

Alaska Airlines celebrated a historic, long-awaited moment for Western Washington today with the first commercial flights at Paine Field-Snohomish...


Feb 27, 2019, 17:00 ET Now arriving: Alaska Airlines' new cabin experience

Starting this month, guests flying on Alaska Airlines will experience a comfortable and modern new cabin, as the West Coast airline shifts into high...


Feb 20, 2019, 09:00 ET Alaska Airlines deepens Bay Area commitment with plans for new San Francisco International Airport lounge

Alaska Airlines today unveiled plans to build a new 8,500-square-foot top floor lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Located in...