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 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

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire reopens on May 17, 2021

Hampshire, England, 2021-May-13 — /Travel PR News/ — “As we reopen our doors once again, we are delighted to announce that we have completed a full refurbishment of our rooms, suites and event space,” says General Manager Andrew Harrison. “We are so excited to welcome our guests to the ‘new’ Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire with its… 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 announces the appointment of Nathaniel Pieper as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances

Pieper will serve as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jun-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (June 11, 2019) announced that Nathaniel Pieper will join the company Aug. 1 as senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances. With more than 20 years in the airline industry, Pieper brings a wealth of aviation… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines inaugurates services at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett to eight West Coast destinations

Jet service offers 18 daily nonstop departures from Everett to eight West Coast destinations SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Mar-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines celebrated a historic, long-awaited moment for Western Washington today (March 4, 2019) with the first commercial flights at Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett. Paine Field is now home to Alaska’s newest destination, and the nation’s newest… Read the full press release

Manchester Airport unveils preview designs of the new private terminal that will offer premium service to a wide range of passengers

Manchester, UK, 2019-Jan-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Manchester Airport today (23 January 2019) revealed plans to be the first major UK airport to open a private terminal, which offers passengers a “private jet experience” while flying on commercial airlines. The airport is today releasing preview designs of the new terminal, which will be called PremiAir…. Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces tickets now on sale for daily nonstop flights between Paine Field and eight West Coast cities

Fares start at $39 one-way* to eight West Coast destinations with 18 daily nonstop departures Seattle, Washington, 2018-Nov-16 — /Travel PR News/ — The wait is over! And Alaska Airlines is ready to celebrate. The Seattle area’s hometown airline announced today (Nov. 15, 2018) tickets are now on sale for 18 daily nonstop flights between Paine Field-Snohomish… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines introduces newly enhanced First Class service

SEATTLE, WA, 2018-Mar-19 — /Travel PR News/ — To give guests more of what they love, Alaska Airlines is investing in the First Class experience with West Coast-inspired upgrades. A flavorful new First Class menu will start flying this week, while new thoughtful product extras will be introduced throughout 2018. The new menu features fresh,… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines welcomes David Oppenheim as VP of sales

Alaska Airlines welcomes David Oppenheim as VP of sales   New position reflects airline’s expansion, growth in national marketplace SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines has named David Oppenheim vice president of sales, responsible for strengthening and growing relationships with Alaska’s corporate travel customers. His role will help the airline further its business growth, develop new… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines extends partnership with Portland Timbers

Alaska Airlines extends partnership with Portland Timbers   PORTLAND, Ore., 2018-Feb-07 — /Travel PR News/ — The Portland Timbers today (Feb. 5, 2018 ) announced that the club has entered into a multiyear partnership extension with Alaska Airlines. As part of the continued partnership, the iconic Northwest airline’s wordmark will continue to be featured prominently on… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines to offer 13 nonstop departures to eight cities from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington

13 daily departures to eight top West Coast markets, including San Francisco, LA and Las Vegas SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines, the Seattle-area’s hometown airline, announced today new daily nonstop service from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington. When commercial service begins at the airport in the fall, Alaska will offer 13 nonstop departures to… 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

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

Frequent flyer partnership: Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can begin earning miles on Finnair starting today

Frequent flyer partnership: Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can begin earning miles on Finnair starting today   Frequent flyers earn miles/points as Finnair starts San Francisco-Helsinki service June 1 SEATTLE, 2017-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Finnair are teaming up to give members of their frequent flyer programs the opportunity to earn… 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 daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017

Tickets for the daily, nonstop Los Angeles-Havana flight are now on sale at alaskaair.com SEATTLE, 2016-Oct-03 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines announced plans for codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership

New global partner gives Alaska frequent flier members travel and mileage accrual to Japan and throughout Asia SEATTLE, 2016-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) have announced plans for a codeshare agreement and frequent flier partnership, which will provide seamless travel and mileage earning opportunities between Alaska’s gateways in North… Read the full press release

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi again honored with Best 5-Star Accommodation award at the Langkawi Innovation Tourism Awards

Langkawi, Malaysia, 2016-Jan-18 — /Travel PR News/ — Four Seasons Resort Langkawi has won the coveted Best 5-Star Accommodation award at the Langkawi Innovation Tourism Awards (LITA) 2015 for the second year running. Organised by the Langkawi Development Authority, LITA – now in its fifth year – recognises and rewards the highest levels of tourism… 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 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

UNESCO Geopark’s Four Seasons Resort Langkawi names Andrew Harrison general manager

20-year Four Seasons veteran takes the helm of the UNESCO Geopark resort Langkawi, Malaysia, 2015-7-7 — /Travel PR News/ — From a population of 22 million in Mumbai to 100,000 on Langkawi, Andrew Harrison transits from “Incredible India” as General Manager of Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai to “Naturally Langkawi” as General Manager of the UNESCO… 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 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