Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Emily Halverson as vice president of finance and controller

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named Emily Halverson vice president of finance and controller for Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. As Alaska’s vice president of finance and controller, Halverson will set the strategy for and oversee financial reporting, payroll, investor relations and accounting operations. Halverson joined Alaska Airlines… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Cargo adds two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet

Alaska Air Cargo will convert two Alaska Airlines passenger jets to an all-freight aircraft for cargo service in 2023 Five dedicated 737 freighters to meet cargo demand across the Alaska network  NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Cargo announced today (March 24, 2022) it will add two Boeing 737-800 aircraft… Read the full press release

oneworld® Alliance to purchase up to 200 million gallons of SAF per year from Colorado-based renewable fuels producer Gevo

NEW YORK, NY, 2022-Mar-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Members of the oneworld® Alliance plan to purchase up to 200 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel per year from Colorado-based renewable fuels producer Gevo, in the second such joint commitment by the global airline alliance in four months. Delivery of the fuel is expected to commence… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to include the bigger 737-10 and longer-range 737-8 to its aircraft order with Boeing

With addition of new models, the 737-10s and 737-8s will maximize profit potential SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Mar-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced plans today (March 2, 2022) to broaden our mainline fleet by adjusting our current 737-9 aircraft order with Boeing to include the bigger 737-10 and longer-range 737-8, which are all part… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines takes travel offering’s value and flexibility to the next level with launch of Flight Pass

Flight Pass benefits for travel lovers include a flat fee, peace of mind, and more flexibility to explore California and major West Coast destinations SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-17 — /Travel PR News/ — As the only major airline headquartered on the West Coast, Alaska Airlines is blazing a new path for travel with the debut of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines plans for renovation and expansion of its lounges at Seattle and Portland airports

All-new lounges planned for both airports with significant renovations in the near term SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has targeted a significant, multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of our most popular Lounges with plans for all-new locations at both at Seattle and Portland airports in the coming years. The revitalization of two current… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces codeshare expansion with Finnair

SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Feb-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has announced today (Feb. 1, 2022) a significant codeshare expansion with our European oneworld partner Finnair, the latest in a series of partnership expansions for Alaska since joining the global alliance in March 2021. Beginning now, Finnair passengers can book connecting flights through Seattle – our hometown… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces appointment of Neil Thwaites as the new regional vice president of California

Industry veteran Neil Thwaites will lead long-term strategic growth for the Golden State SEATTLE, WA, 2022-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines named Neil Thwaites as the new regional vice president of California. In this role, Thwaites will develop and deliver upon Alaska’s strategic objectives for California, a market critical to Alaska’s long-term growth plan. An innovative, results-driven leader with diverse and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines deepens partnerships with oneworld alliance members to increase international flights between West Coast and Europe

New service includes Portland-London on British Airways and Seattle-Helsinki on Finnair oneworld airlines will fly 100 weekly nonstops this summer between West Coast and Europe SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Ready to start planning that long-awaited, much-deserved vacation or trip to Europe and destinations beyond? Alaska Airlines and our fellow oneworld member airlines –… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils newest special-edition aircraft showcasing Starbucks’ famous red cups filled with signature holiday drinks

With Starbucks festive cheer, decorated lounges, and the return of our holiday sweaters – Alaska is the Merrier Carrier SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Bake the gingerbread, light the menorah, hang the stockings — however you holiday — joy & care is in the air at Alaska Airlines. As the ‘Merrier Carrier’… Read the full press release

SFO welcomes oneworld® Alliance announcement to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

Announcement includes usage by Alaska, American Airlines, British Airways SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Dec-03 — /Travel PR News/ — The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) applauded the announcement by the oneworld® Alliance of 14 airlines to purchase more than 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable fuels company Aemetis for operations at… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts nonstop service to Belize City from Seattle and Los Angeles

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-23 — /Travel PR News/ — If you’re looking for a new international destination to escape to – with an unbeatable mix of beaches, adventures and heritage that’s not too far away from the West Coast – it’s time to consider sun-splashed Belize. To make that trip planning easier, Alaska Airlines began nonstop service… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances its inflight entertainment portal

We’ve simplified connecting to our inflight portal for nonstop films, TV shows and satellite Wi-Fi; we proudly still offer the Most Movies in the Sky of any U.S. airline, including new releases SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Just in time for that trip to grandma’s house this holiday season, Alaska Airlines has… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines promotes Diana Birkett Rakow to senior vice president of public affairs and sustainability

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has promoted Diana Birkett Rakow to senior vice president of public affairs and sustainability, in a move that underscores the airline’s commitment to lead the aviation industry with ambitious and measurable goals to protect the places we fly and support the people and communities we… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and travel2change team up for curated activities to connect mindful travelers with communities across the Hawaiian Islands

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Hawaii-based social and environmental impact organization, travel2change, are helping to connect guests with fun and enriching activities aimed at creating a positive benefit for communities across the Hawaiian Islands. The new partnership, launched today at travel2change.org/alaskaair, will make it easier for travelers to find and participate… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces daily nonstop service between Seattle and Miami

Route becomes the 100th nonstop destination from our home airport; this summer, we’ll serve both major airports in South Florida for convenient travel options SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — We’re turning up the heat and celebrating! From our home in the great Pacific Northwest, Alaska Airlines is breaking out the sunscreen, packing… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces codeshare expansion with British Airways

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announces today (Nov. 2, 2021) a further codeshare expansion with our long-time European partner British Airways, a fellow member of the oneworld alliance. This expansion includes 16 additional markets, connecting Alaska’s network beyond Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles to British Airways’ nonstop service from London Heathrow. Since joining oneworld earlier this… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines trades plastic water bottles to more sustainable solutions

Alaska launches the U.S. industry’s first water service free of single-use plastic bottles and plastic cups; introduces paper cups and main cabin expansion of Boxed Water cartons SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ inflight water service is getting a planet-friendly upgrade. Starting tomorrow, the airline is trading plastic water bottles for… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to start daily nonstop service between Cleveland and Seattle

Along with new nonstop from Seattle, we’re adding a second daily flight to Columbus and Cincinnati to better connect Western Washington with dynamic regions in the Buckeye State SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ — We’re all about exploring new horizons at Alaska Airlines. As we continue to grow, we’re landing at new destinations… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils new Seattle Kraken theme plane to celebrate the return of hockey

The plane is part of a larger partnership between the Seattle-based airline and the newest hockey franchise SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Hockey is back in Seattle, and Alaska Airlines is celebrating by welcoming a new Seattle Kraken theme plane into its fleet. The plane is just the beginning of a long-term major… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service between Anchorage and Salt Lake City

With addition of new route from Alaska’s largest city, our guests will enjoy nonstop service between the state of Alaska and the top 10 travel markets in the Lower 48 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Oct. 7, 2021) the start of new nonstop service between Anchorage, our key… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Iberia Airlines announce new codeshare agreement

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines further expanded its global reach today (Oct. 5, 2021) with the announcement of a new codeshare agreement with Iberia Airlines, a fellow member of the oneworld alliance. The agreement further strengthens the existing partnership between the two airlines by providing flyers with exciting and convenient… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveiled its fourth Russell Wilson livery at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Alaska Airlines unveiled the aircraft today via a gate celebration at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — The celebration for the return of professional football continues today (Sept. 10, 2021) at Alaska Airlines, where the Seattle-based airline unveiled its fourth Russell Wilson livery. The Boeing 737-900ER aircraft was introduced to fans waiting… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines unveils brand-new Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO); now with seven lounges open across the United States

Alaska expands Lounge portfolio, SFO joins seven other Alaska lounges now open across the United States SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (Aug. 31, 2021), Alaska Airlines is taking the Bay Area to new heights as it unveils its brand-new Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). With sights of the city… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines takes part of the humanitarian airlift mission in Afghanistan

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Sep-01 — /Travel PR News/ — As we see the heartbreaking images from Kabul and mourn the tragic loss of service members and civilians working to bring Americans home, we are humbled to play a small part in aiding those who have served our country. Alaska Airlines is honored to support the critical humanitarian airlift mission and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines commits to total 96 Boeing 737-9 firm order

Options exercised for deliveries in 2023 and 2024 further enhance airline’s financial and sustainability outlook SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Aug-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Aug. 16, 2021) it is accelerating its fleet growth by exercising options early on 12 Boeing 737-9 aircraft. The option aircraft are now firm commitments for 2023 and… Read the full press release

Donald Wright elected vice president of maintenance and engineering, Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Aug-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors elected aviation veteran Donald Wright vice president of maintenance and engineering, effective Aug. 23, 2021. Wright will assume the role formerly held by Constance von Muehlen who was appointed Chief Operating Officer on April 3. In his new role, Wright will lead 1,346 employees, including the technical operations… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches its biggest fare sale of the year, Aug. 3-5

Alaska’s massive fare sale gives you a second chance to celebrate missed milestones, with one-way fares starting at $39 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Aug-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Missed honeymoon? Milestone birthday? Baby shower? Yeah, us too. Starting today (Aug. 3, 2021), Alaska Airlines is kicking off its biggest fare sale of the year, along with… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands food and beverage service

Guests in all cabins can now leverage our industry leading pre-order functionality to select meals and snacks and store payment for convenient onboard purchases SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Aug-03 — /Travel PR News/ — As more of our guests fly again, Alaska Airlines is thoughtfully and safely expanding food and beverage service on our flights, part of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines names Toni Freeberg managing director of sales

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jul-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named 34-year airline veteran Toni Freeberg managing director of sales effective immediately. Freeberg assumes the role currently held by Mark Bocchi, who will retire from Alaska Airlines in October after 40 years. In her new role, Freeberg will set the strategy and oversee corporate and specialty sales,… Read the full press release