Alaska Airlines and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) unveil “Our Commitment” aircraft

Aircraft serves as embodiment of Alaska’s values, takes conversation around education, equity and belonging to the skies, and is an extension of a 15-year partnership between Alaska and UNCF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ “Our Commitment” aircraft took to the skies in partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund), a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces commitment and roadmap to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040

With this commitment, Alaska joins The Climate Pledge SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (April 21, 2021) announced its commitment and roadmap to reduce the company’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and commitments across carbon, waste, and water impacts by 2025. Today’s announcement included the release of Alaska’s 2020 LIFT… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas commit to increased investment in sustainable aviation fuel

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and SkyNRG Americas today (April 14, 2021) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to increased investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The MOU builds on a long history of Alaska leadership advancing SAF and partners the airline with the global SAF pioneers… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines becomes the 14th full member of oneworld

Guests will enjoy a seamless travel experience on flights within the global alliance to as many as 1,000 destinations in more than 170 countries and territories SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines today (March 31, 2021) celebrated its first day as a member of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches 21% off on summer 2021 fares to and from Alaska

Travel to Alaska in 2021 and enjoy up to a 21% discount on Alaska Airlines SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Apr-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Denali? Check. Majestic glaciers? Check. Reunions? Please. Alaska? Definitely. Starting today (March 30, 2021), Alaska Airlines is launching a sale that’s full of summer fun in the Land of the Midnight Sun with… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Travis Gelbrich as new vice president of inflight

Customer experience leader will oversee 5,600 flight attendants SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (March 23, 2021) that Travis Gelbrich will serve as the airline’s new vice president of inflight. In his new role, Gelbrich will provide strategic and operational leadership to the inflight division and oversee Alaska’s 5,600 flight attendants. Gelbrich… Read the full press release

Constance von Muehlen appointed Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines

von Muehlen is a 30-year aviation veteran with deep safety, compliance and operating experience SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Today (March 22, 2021), Alaska Air Group announced the appointment of Constance von Muehlen as Chief Operating Officer of Alaska Airlines, effective April 3, 2021. Upon assuming this role, von Muehlen will join Alaska’s Executive Committee and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new seasonal service between Anchorage and Minneapolis-St. Paul

New route from Alaska’s largest city to the Twin Cities will provide more nonstops to the state of Alaska SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announces today (March 19, 2021) new seasonal service at one of the airline’s key hubs in Alaska with new nonstop service between Anchorage and Minneapolis-St. Paul. This additional… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches services linking Boise to Chicago and Austin and two new destinations from Seattle

Daily nonstop flights will connect Boise to Chicago and Austin; new service scheduled between Seattle and two new destinations: Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Redding, California SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — With an eye on recovery and growth, Alaska Airlines continues to strengthen its Pacific Northwest connections with the announcement today (March 10,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines offers California residents A golden deal for the Golden State

A golden deal for the Golden State: the first 25,000 residents who sign up get their first intra-California flight on Alaska Airlines SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Mar-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (March 1, 2021), California residents who enroll in the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ now through March 3, 2021 can book that long-awaited trip… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands its fleet with its first Boeing 737-9 MAX airplane

Five weeks of preparations begin to ready plane for start of passenger service on March 1 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has accepted delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX airplane, marking a new phase of modernizing the airline’s fleet in the coming years. Alaska pilots flew the aircraft on a short… Read the full press release

Alaska updates policy on service animals onboard

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Following recent changes to U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) rules, Alaska Airlines will no longer accept emotional support animals on its flights. Effective Jan. 11, 2021, Alaska will only transport service dogs, which are specially trained to perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces restructured agreement with Boeing for a total of 68 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for additional 52 planes

New agreement in principle adds 23 orders plus 15 options to airline’s overall order SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Dec. 22, 2020) an agreement in principle with Boeing to restructure the airline’s order to receive a total of 68 Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft with options for an additional… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines promotions: Sandy Stelling becomes VP of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes VP of network and alliances

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Nov-17 — /Travel PR News/ — With a continuing focus on strategic growth during a period of recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, Alaska Airlines’ board of directors has elected two highly experienced leaders to new roles as vice presidents: Sandy Stelling becomes vice president of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes vice president of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Surfline announce return of “Swell Deals” fare sale

Data-driven fare sale, powered by ocean waves, expands discounts to Hawaii, California ahead of holiday travel SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — After the popularity of its first “Swell Deals” fare sale in 2019, Alaska Airlines’ data-driven deals are back, giving surfers everywhere one more reason to wish for bigger waves. Starting today… Read the full press release

Microsoft employees to reduce environmental impact of business travel through Alaska Airlines powered by sustainable aviation fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel supplied by industry leader SkyNRG signals new approach for business travel SEATTLE and REDMOND, Wash., 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ —Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. The… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation support 41 nonprofits with $430,000 LIFT grants

2020 marks the largest grant cycle in the nonprofit’s 20-year history SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-23 — /Travel PR News/ — The nonprofit Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $430,000 in LIFT grants to 41 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. With this latest round of grants, the Foundation has donated $750,000 this year to organizations in communities served by Alaska Airlines. Called by the… Read the full press release

New Alaska Airlines service to connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to key West Coast markets and the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico

New service will connect Los Angeles and Palm Springs to four destinations; airline extends middle seat blocking through Nov. 30, flexible travel policy through Dec. 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Sep-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Everyone is ready for a getaway right about now. Think socially distanced fun by the poolside, the beach, skiing, golfing, you… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces a more convenient and touch-free experience for guests

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Aug-27 — /Travel PR News/ — With hygiene and safety concerns top of mind, Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests to travel touch-free. Through improved technology and innovation, Alaska is creating more convenience and less contact among guests and employees during travel. Over the coming weeks, new touch-free options for Alaska guests and employees will… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces partnership with leading personal care brand EO

Partnership expands Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and wellness SEATTLE, WASHINGTON DC, 2020-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Aug. 20, 2020) announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska’s Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces total of 12 new routes from Los Angeles International Airport

New service from Los Angeles includes flights to Florida, Hawaii, Montana and Oregon SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (July 16, 2020) seven new routes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to further connect its guests between Southern California and key markets around the country, including the first nonstop service from the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines flight attendants to issue a final notice to guest who refuses to wear a mask

Guests who refuse to wear face coverings on flights could have future travel suspended SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — For the safety and health of everyone on board its flights, Alaska Airlines announced today (June 30, 2020) that its flight attendants will be able to issue a final notice to any guest… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to deploy the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska

Opens opportunities for future new service ANCHORAGE, Alaska, 2020-Jun-24 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will start flying the Embraer 175 jet aircraft in the state of Alaska starting in October 2020. The E175, operated by regional partner Horizon Air, will serve select markets in Alaska. “Alaskans who have flown the E175 jet in the Lower 48… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances safety and well-being of guests and employees thru expanded Next-Level Care

New flyer health agreement to be required at check-in starting June 30; middle seats blocked and capped cabin seating extended through July 31 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 9, 2020) expanded Next-Level Care, the culmination of nearly 100 different measures put in place to enhance the safety and… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines loyal customers and Mileage Plan members to enjoy three new promotions

New promotions reward loyal guests with quicker ways to earn elite status and more miles SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jun-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Starting today (June 1, 2020), Alaska Airlines customers and members of the award-winning Mileage Plan have three new promotions to enjoy. In addition to guaranteeing 2020 elite status through 2021, the airline is extending… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces mandatory use of face masks for guests and employees

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Foundation awards $315,000 LIFT grants in response to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-24 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines Foundation is awarding $315,000 to 23 nonprofits in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. These LIFT grants, the first round of 2020, are in response to urgent needs of food insecurity, shelter, remote educational support and other needs of families caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has had a profound… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announce participation in the Payroll Support Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air agreed to general terms today (April 14, 2020) with the U.S. Treasury regarding their participation in the Payroll Support Program (PSP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The airlines are currently working through the detailed agreements necessary before… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Southern Ohio city becomes the newest destination for the airline SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Mar-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrates its continuing growth with the announcement of new service to a brand-new destination for the airline: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is scheduled to begin on Aug. 18. Cincinnati becomes… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines first U.S. airline to receive STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certification for its Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is rolling out its new Luly Yang custom-designed uniform collection certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the highest industry standard for safety, making Alaska and Horizon Air the first U.S. airlines to achieve this certification. “This is a major milestone that was years in the making. Before the designs,… Read the full press release