Alaska Airlines to form wholly owned subsidiary called McGee Air Services

Company to provide industry leading ground handling, aircraft cleaning and airport mobility services SEATTLE, 2016-Apr-01 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, Inc. today announced the company plans to form a wholly owned subsidiary called McGee Air Services, a dedicated airline services company that combines deep industry experience with a singular focus on providing best-in-class… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of Matt Shelby as managing director of corporate real estate

Seattle, 2016-Mar-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Matt Shelby has joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of corporate real estate. He’ll be responsible for the oversight of Alaska and Horizon Air’s airport real estate activities, specifically in Seattle. “Matt is a seasoned professional with extensive aviation, legal, policy and operational experience,” said Karen Gruen, Alaska Airlines’… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Mekanism its new advertising agency

Creative agency will open an office in Seattle to support the airline’s brand refresh SEATTLE, 2016-Feb-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named award-winning agency, Mekanism, its new advertising agency of record. Mekanism has more than 100 employees across offices in San Francisco and New York, and key clients that include Pepsi, MillerCoors, Ben… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines named the No. 1 on-time North American carrier for the sixth year in a row

SEATTLE, 2016-1-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has been named the No. 1 on-time major North American carrier for the sixth year in a row. FlightStats Inc., which compiles on-time performance data on millions of flights each year, bestowed the honor on Alaska Airlines today. No other major North American airline has received the prestigious award… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines, the Port of Seattle and Boeing partner to power all flights at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel

Biofuel use for all Sea-Tac flights to reduce carbon emissions and support aviation biofuel development in Pacific Northwest SEATTLE, 2015-12-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines [NYSE:ALK], the Port of Seattle and Boeing [NYSE:BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to launch Premium Class section in late 2016

New upgrade choice will offer an elevated flight experience NEW YORK, 2015-12-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Today at its annual Investor Day, Alaska Airlines announced plans to roll-out a Premium Class section. Beginning in late 2016, the new upgrade option will provide more legroom and other perks to customers. Customers who upgrade to Premium Class… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines completes the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit

SEATTLE, 2015-11-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announced that it has successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry for 10 years, since 2006. “Alaska Airlines is focused on a culture of safety. Our top… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines ranked No. 1 in fuel efficiency for U.S. airlines fifth year in a row by International Council on Clean Transportation

Young, Fuel-efficient Fleet, Innovative Technology Lead to #1 Ranking SEATTLE, 2015-11-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines ranked No. 1 in fuel efficiency for U.S. airlines, in a report released recently by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), an independent, nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C. This is the fifth year in a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

With 106 nonstop flights to 15 destinations, getting to the snow and sun at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows is more convenient than ever Olympic Valley, Calif., 2015-11-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Getting from Southern California to the ski slopes just got easier: Alaska Airlines will add new nonstop service from Orange County’s John Wayne Airport… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale for residents of Alaska

One-way fares available for as low as $79 for travel through May 2016* SEATTLE, 2015-9-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines launches its annual Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) sale today, with discounts on air travel for residents of the 49th state. The one-way PFD fares are valid for travel within and to/from Alaska starting Oct. 13,… Read the full press release

Aviation veteran Jason Berry to become managing director of Alaska Air Cargo

SEATTLE, 2015-8-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named 19-year aviation veteran Jason Berry managing director of Alaska Air Cargo. In his new role Berry will lead cargo operations in 60 cities, manage a staff of 300 and oversee sales and marketing. Berry replaces Betsy Bacon, who will retire on Sept. 1. “As the largest… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines enhances its unique partner portfolio in Mileage Plan by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines

Alaska Raising the Bar to Allow Frequent Flier Members to Travel and Earn Miles to All Corners of the Globe  SEATTLE, 2015-7-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is enhancing its unique partner portfolio in Mileage Plan by adding China-based carrier Hainan Airlines. Hainan operates a modern fleet to over 90 destinations throughout the world…. Read the full press release

Two Seattle celebrities will lead teams to pull 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25 feet to raise money to end childhood cancer

SEATTLE, 2015-7-8 — /Travel PR News/ — Two Seattle celebrities are going head-to-head to raise money to end childhood cancer. On July 28, Alaska’s Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson and Joel McHale, star of Yahoo!’s Community and E!’s The Soup, will captain two teams competing to see which can pull a 92,000-pound Alaska Airlines 737-800 25… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines expands service to Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St. Louis

Expanded service operated by SkyWest Airlines on new Embraer 175 aircraft SEATTLE, 2015-7-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today inaugurates service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis. “We’re excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines: Comprehensive new ‘Greener Skies over Seattle’ report from Boeing reveals significant environmental benefits

SEATTLE, 2015-7-2 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1 metric ton, every time one of its planes land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using new, operations-enhancing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) procedures. That’s the equivalent… Read the full press release

51st International Paris Air Show: SkyWest, Inc. orders eight E175 jets from Embraer S.A. to be flown under Capacity Purchase Agreement with Alaska Airlines

Paris, France, 2015-6-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Embraer S.A. and SkyWest, Inc. (SkyWest) have announced today at the 51st International Paris Air Show, a firm order for eight E175 jets. The aircraft will be flown by SkyWest Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Alaska Airlines. The value of the contract, which will be… Read the full press release

San José International Airport: Alaska Airlines announces daily nonstop service between the Bay Area and Eugene, Oregon starting November 5, 2015

SJC’s 2nd Largest Carrier Continues its Expansion in Response to Silicon Valley Travelers’ Needs; 3rd New Nonstop Market for SJC in 2015  San José, Calif., 2015-6-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has announced nonstop service between Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and Eugene, Oregon, to begin Nov. 5, 2015. This daily flight is… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces the appointment of David Kuhl as new VP of IT services

SEATTLE, 2015-6-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today named experienced Information Technology executive David Kuhl its new vice president of IT services. Kuhl has more than 30 years of experience in the field of IT, most recently as vice president of Corporate IT at Expedia where he led technology for contact centers, financial systems, HR… Read the full press release

Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer named new managing Director of Alliances at Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, 2015-3-3 — /Travel PR News/ — Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline’s 14 airline alliance partnerships. “Few people in our industry are better suited than Charles to manage Alaska Airlines’ diverse portfolio of airline partners,”… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines gives its Mileage Plan members chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer Russell Wilson

Seattle’s hometown airline also adds additional flights between Phoenix and Seattle SEATTLE, 2015-1-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is giving its Mileage Plan members a chance to fly from Seattle to Phoenix on a special charter to cheer on its Chief Football Officer, Russell Wilson, when his team plays in the big game on… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California

SEATTLE, 2015-1-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines inaugurates new seasonal service between Las Vegas and Mammoth Lakes, California, today, giving locals and visitors alike an opportunity to enjoy the nightlife of Vegas and ski fresh powder during the winter season. Alaska’s nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Mammoth Lakes will operate on Mondays and Thursdays… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can check one bag free in January 2015

Carrier offers frequent fliers one free checked bag throughout January* SEATTLE, 2014-12-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Throughout the month of January Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can check one bag free.* The airline is waiving its standard $25 bag fee to encourage new and existing members to experience the benefits of Alaska’s award-winning frequent flier program…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Tom Douglas announce new partnership to take airplane food to new heights

Iconic Seattle chef’s onboard dish to begin flying Dec. 1 SEATTLE, 2014-11-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Travelers on Alaska Airlines are invited to lift their palates this winter, as Alaska and Tom Douglas announce a new partnership to take airplane food to new heights. Beginning Dec. 1, travelers on all Seattle-departing flights 2.5 hours or… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines adds three new destinations from its Northwest hubs in expanded partnership with SkyWest Airlines

SEATTLE, 2014-11-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska’s Northwest hubs. Flying on new Embraer E175 jets, Alaska will begin offering daily nonstop service starting July 1 between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines partners with premiere winter resorts to launch ‘Ski the West’ program that includes travel discounts and free skiing

SEATTLE, 2014-11-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Skiers, snowboarders, and those looking for a winter getaway can rejoice. Alaska Airlines is partnering with select top resorts in the Western United States and Canada to offer great deals on airfare, lift tickets and equipment rentals. With Alaska Airlines’ “Ski the West” promotion travelers can earn a roundtrip to… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group declares regular quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share

SEATTLE, 2014-11-7 — /Travel PR News/ — The board of directors of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 12.5 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on Dec. 3 to all shareholders of record as of Nov. 18, 2014. Air Group initiated a quarterly dividend in August 2013…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines launches new nonstop flights between San Diego International Airport and Kona, Hawaii

SEATTLE, 2014-10-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines is bringing more Hawaii to its customers in San Diego with new nonstop flights between San Diego International Airport and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. Starting March 5, 2015, the new flights will operate three times weekly.  Alaska is offering an introductory fare of… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines celebrates its purchase of additional 10 Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with contest to ‘test-drive’ one of Alaska’s 737 flight simulators

SEATTLE, 2014-10-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, Seattle’s hometown airline, continues to invest in the long-term success of its business and the region it calls home. Alaska, which exclusively flies Boeing airplanes, today announced the purchase of 10 additional Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The company is celebrating the significance of this order by launching a… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines starts daily nonstop service between Seattle and Albuquerque

Special one-way fares available at $129 until Sept. 24* SEATTLE, 2014-9-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines started daily nonstop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, the multi-cultural metropolis of the Southwest. “Albuquerque’s rich history and year-round sunshine provide endless adventure for leisure and business travelers alike,” said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announced its 77th nonstop destination out of Seattle with the launch of daily nonstop service to Detroit

SEATTLE, 2014-9-9 — /Travel PR News/ — Detroit becomes Alaska Airlines’ 77th nonstop destination out of Seattle, with today’s launch of daily, nonstop service. “Expanding our network to connect the Seattle area to Detroit’s industry and culture will benefit our business and leisure customers alike,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ senior vice president of communications and external… Read the full press release