Alaska Airlines launches new daily nonstop flights from San Diego to Albuquerque

Daily nonstop service from San Diego starts Oct. 18 SEATTLE, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines continues to expand service for San Diego guests with the addition of new daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque starting Oct.18. The new route is Alaska Airlines’ sixth new nonstop destination to launch from San Diego since August, as the airline continues… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces new benefit for its Club 49 members

Club 49 members can now ship 100 pounds of cargo for $10 within 24 hours of travel ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2017-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced a new benefit for members of its Club 49 program. The new perk,  dubbed “Freight for Less,” enables members to save up to 90 percent when… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale through Oct. 12

Lowest fares of the year on sale now through Oct. 12 ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2017-Sep-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced the start of its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale, with exclusive discounts for residents of the State of Alaska. The special one-way fares are available now through Oct. 12, and are valid for travel… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America connect the Bay Area to the Big Easy with new nonstop service

Carrier continues largest network expansion in company history SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today launch nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, connecting the Bay Area to the “Big Easy.” The new route is part of the largest network expansion in Alaska Airlines’ 85-year… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Jeff Butler new vice president of inflight and call center services

SEATTLE, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska’s new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month. Butler, who previously led inflight and later airports and customer service at Alaska, has been in an interim role as… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines celebrates partnership with San Francisco Giants with new Giants-themed plane

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today that the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008. To celebrate this partnership and Alaska’s commitment to the Bay Area, the… Read the full press release

Singapore Airlines announces codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines

SINGAPORE, 2017-Sep-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed an agreement to codeshare on flights operated by Alaska Airlines, in a move that will expand SIA’s footprint in the important North American market. Subject to regulatory approvals, the agreement will take effect on 27 September 2017. Under the agreement, Singapore Airlines will… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands services from Mineta San Jose International Airport with new flights to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona

Carrier continues to grow its presence in California, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines this week begins daily, nonstop service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona. With these new flights, Alaska serves more destinations from Mineta San Jose International Airport than any… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines selects Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service

With 20 times more bandwidth, guests will be able to stream, chat, browse gate-to-gate; Also, Free Chat™ and movies now available on all Virgin America flights SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has selected Gogo to provide next-generation satellite-based inflight Wi-Fi service across its entire Boeing and Airbus fleet. Gogo’s broadband 2Ku… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Shane Tackett as SVP of revenue management and e-commerce and Andrea “Andy” Schneider VP of people

SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors have elected Shane Tackett senior vice president of revenue management and e-commerce, and Andrea “Andy” Schneider vice president of people. Tackett will continue to oversee pricing, yield management, revenue analysis and e-commerce. He began his career with Alaska Airlines in 2000 as an analyst and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches service to Mexico City from two major California hubs

Alaska further solidifies position as the West Coast go-to airline, kicks off massive expansion SEATTLE, 2017-Aug-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 8, 2017) launched service to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport from two major California hubs: San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. Later this fall, Alaska Airlines will also add service from San Diego International Airport… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to host a special charter flight for astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse chasers on August 21

Airline will host in-flight viewing party from Portland, Oregon in August SEATTLE, 2017-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is chasing “The Great American Eclipse” on August 21, with a special charter flight for select astronomy enthusiasts and eclipse chasers to experience totality from 35,000+ feet above the earth. The flight will depart Portland… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to fly twice daily from Los Angeles and daily from San Francisco and San Diego to Mexico City

Tickets now on sale for convenient nonstop flights from key California hubs SEATTLE, 2017-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today unveiled the schedule for service from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) officially approved Alaska’s new Mexico City service, which… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to launch nine daily departures from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport by fall of 2018

Nine daily departures coming for more than a million North Sound travelers SEATTLE, 2017-May-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Air travel will get a lot easier for flyers living in Snohomish County and North King County, Washington, next year when Alaska Airlines introduces commercial service from Paine Field – Snohomish County Airport. Subject to government approvals,… Read the full press release

New nonstop daily service between Seattle and Indianapolis, Indiana by Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, 2017-May-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (May 11, 2017) inaugurates nonstop daily service between Seattle and Indianapolis, Indiana. This new service to Indianapolis is the only nonstop service offered from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. “Alaska Airlines continues to meet the needs of valued Seattle guests with new service to the Circle City,”… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines tops airline customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study

Alaska Airlines tops airline customer satisfaction in J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study   SEATTLE, 2017-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines ranked highest in airline customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for the 10th consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2017 North America Airline Satisfaction Study. “To have this recognition from the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Annabel R. Chang as VP, Bay Area

Airline continues to grow its presence to become the preferred carrier of travelers in California SEATTLE, 2017-May-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors named Annabel R. Chang vice president, Bay Area. In this new position, Chang will shape and execute Alaska Airlines’ strategic external relations, local government advocacy and community relations… Read the full press release

Get Discounted Companion Fare in May and June With Your New Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card

Popular cardholder benefits now available on Virgin America-operated flights SEATTLE, 2017-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — A new, limited-time promotion makes Alaska’s Famous Companion FareTM offer even sweeter for new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders this May and June. New cardholders who apply in May and June can buy one ticket and get their first… Read the full press release

New Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders to get discounted companion fare this May and June

Popular cardholder benefits now available on Virgin America-operated flights SEATTLE, 2017-May-03 — /Travel PR News/ — A new, limited-time promotion makes Alaska’s Famous Companion FareTM offer even sweeter for new Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® consumer cardholders this May and June. New cardholders who apply in May and June can buy one ticket and get their… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7 at JFK

Move co-locates the two airlines into one terminal for better international connections and growth SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America today announce plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America expands service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports

SEATTLE, 2017-Apr-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America are growing their footprint in the Lone Star State, expanding service to Dallas Love Field from four West Coast airports. With new routes between Love Field and Seattle; San Diego; Portland, Oregon; and San Jose, California, the combined airline will serve eight destinations from… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines is the title sponsor of the iconic race Bay to Breakers

2017 Race Commemorates 50th Anniversary of the “Summer of Love” SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-31 — /Travel PR News/ — Bay to Breakers announced today (Mar 30, 2017) that Alaska Airlines is the title sponsor of the iconic race, which will be renamed the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers. The multi-year partnership allows Alaska Airlines to meaningfully connect… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Wayne Newton as VP of airport operations and customer service

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected Wayne Newton as vice president of airport operations and customer service effective today. In his new role, Newton will oversee airport operations in 84 cities and a team of more than 2,700 employees and contractors. He replaces Jeff Butler, who is now… Read the full press release

Earn and Use Miles On Flights to Europe With Alaska Airlines and Condor Airlines Partnership

New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Europe Seattle, 2017-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-wining Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Condor flies nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new non-stop service to Newark, NJ, Burbank, CA and Orlando, FL

Carrier continues to grow its presence, making it the go-to airline for travelers living on the West Coast SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines inaugurates non-stop service in three new markets this week—San Jose, Calif. to Newark, New Jersey, which began on March 12; San Jose, Calif. to Burbank, Calif…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts flights to Mexico City from California hubs this summer

SEATTLE, 2017-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines coveted slots at Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego with flights starting this summer. Tickets and flight schedule details will be announced at a later date, following final government approval. “We… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appointments: Charu Jain VP and CIO and Chris Berry VP of finance and controller

SEATTLE, 2017-Feb-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines board of directors named Charu Jain vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of Alaska Airlines and Chris Berry vice president of finance and controller of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Group. Jain comes to the airline from IBM Global Business Services, where she led the team… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces four new nonstop daily routes from Portland to Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Albuquerque

SEATTLE, 2017-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is bringing four new markets to customers in the Rose City. New seasonal service will include Portland–Philadelphia starting May 22; Portland–Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting June 5; and Portland–Baltimore starting June 6. New nonstop service between Portland-Albuquerque will start Aug. 18 and operate year-round. “We’re super excited to… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announce flights from San Francisco to Orange County, CA; Minneapolis; and Orlando, FL from summer 2017

Guests win with expanded network and more schedule options for easy connections SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began selling tickets today for new daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport to Orange County, California; Minneapolis; and Orlando, Florida, beginning the summer of 2017. With the addition of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands services to its California customers with new nonstop flight between San Diego and Newark, NJ

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Nov. 21, 2016) begins new flights between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, the airline’s first nonstop flight between San Diego and the New York City area. “We continue to offer more nonstop options from San Diego for our valued Southern California customers,” said John… Read the full press release