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

Alaska Airlines launches codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways

Strengthened partnership allows for global connectivity to Alaska’s route network SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jul-02 — /Travel PR News/ — As Alaska Airlines expands its global reach with our oneworld partners, we proudly announced today (June 29, 2021) the launch of a codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, a fellow member of the alliance, that further strengthens the… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new services from Boise to Chicago, Austin, Pullman-Moscow and Phoenix

From Idaho’s capital, we’re now flying to Chicago and Austin, plus we’ll start new service to Pullman-Moscow and Phoenix, for up to 30 daily departures to 14 destinations SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jun-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Boise is booming! And Alaska Airlines keeps growing in the dynamic city where we’ve long been the largest carrier…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop routes from San Francisco, Portland and Palm Springs to destinations across North America

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jun-11 — /Travel PR News/ — You’ve already booked long-awaited summer travel plans to be reunited with family and friends. Great! But have you thought about a little something for yourself when the weather turns gloomy and cold this winter? A sun-drenched beach, a decadent poolside cabana, an all-inclusive oceanfront resort? We’re ready… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches services from Los Angeles and Seattle to Belize City

Tickets available for purchase now starting at $199 one-way for nonstop flights from Los Angeles and Seattle to Belize City; service begins in November SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-May-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Looking to escape to a new tropical destination from the West Coast? Alaska Airlines is expanding its horizons to the breathtaking beaches, idyllic… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to adopt AI and machine learning technology from Airspace Intelligence to optimize air traffic flow

The first-ever use of AI in flight operations control continues Alaska’s legacy of innovation, enabling more efficient and sustainable flights SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-May-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Airspace Intelligence announced today (May 25, 2021) the signing of a multi-year contract for the use of Flyways AI™, an industry-changing platform that uses… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches daily nonstop service between Seattle and Cincinnati

Airline now serves 95 nonstop destinations from its Pacific Northwest hub SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — As travelers take to the skies again, Alaska Airlines is ready to provide its guests with a brand-new destination: Cincinnati. Daily nonstop service between Seattle and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) starts today, May 20. The pandemic delayed the original start… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines orders 30 additional mainline and regional aircraft as travel industry sees recovery on the horizon

Orders for 30 additional mainline and regional aircraft for flying after recovery; Belize becomes newest international destination added for leisure travelers SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-May-14 — /Travel PR News/ — With recovery on the horizon, Alaska Airlines is taking advantage of strategic opportunities by adding 30 mainline and regional aircraft to fulfill capacity needs in the… Read the full press release

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