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 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 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

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 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 Air Group welcomes Daniel Elwell to its board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Jan. 21, 2021) the appointment of Daniel Elwell to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. Elwell will also join the boards of directors of the company’s airline subsidiaries Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc. Elwell, a former military and… Read the full press release

Alaska’s Pre-Clear program to let Hawaii-bound guests skip airport screening process upon arrival in the Hawaiian Islands

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Dec-15 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines guests traveling to Hawaii can now pre-clear on the West Coast, avoiding lines and bypassing the airport screening process after they arrive in Hawaii with an approved negative COVID-19 test. Alaska’s Pre-Clear program, launched this week in coordination with the State of Hawaii, is the first of its kind to allow guests… 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

Ben Minicucci to succeed Brad Tilden as CEO of Alaska Air Group

Ben Minicucci to become CEO on March 31, 2021; Brad Tilden to continue as Board Chair SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Nov-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group’s board of directors announced today that Brad Tilden will retire as chief executive officer on March 31, 2021, and Ben Minicucci, president of Alaska Airlines and a member of the Alaska… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Group appoints Jessie J. Knight, Jr. to its board of directors

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Oct-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Group announced today (Oct. 21, 2020) the appointment of Jessie J. Knight, Jr. to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately. He previously served on the board from 2002 to 2017. Knight will also join the boards of directors of the company’s airline subsidiaries Alaska… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects John Ladner as VP of flight operations and Horizon Air elects Brooke Vatheuer as SVP of operations and planning

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Feb-20 — /Travel PR News/ — As Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air continue to grow, two talented executives, who have become strong leaders during their lengthy tenure at Alaska Air Group, have been promoted to key roles leading large teams in crucial customer-facing operational areas. The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected John… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects three new company officers

Positions will oversee maintenance and engineering; inflight; and labor relations SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2019-Jan-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected three new company officers: Constance von Muehlen, senior vice president of maintenance and engineering; Ron Calvin, vice president of inflight; and Jenny Wetzel, vice president of labor relations. Beginning Jan. 21, von Muehlen… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines appoints Shane Tackett to executive vice president of planning and strategy

Proven leader known for innovation and analytical acumen to lead next phase of airline’s strategy as it optimizes market and financial performance of its now larger route network Seattle, Washington, 2018-Sep-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines announced today (Sept. 11, 2018) the promotion of Shane Tackett to executive vice president of planning and strategy. Tackett… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines elects Todd Sproul as VP of system operations and Shane Jones as VP, airport real estate and development

SEATTLE, 2018-Feb-19 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines’ board of directors elected Todd Sproul and Shane Jones to its growing leadership team in Seattle Wednesday. Sproul will serve as vice president of system operations, a new position, and Jones will be vice president, airport real estate and development, filling a recent vacancy. In his new role, Sproul will oversee Alaska Airlines’… Read the full press release

Alaska Airlines announces significant milestone in the integration with Virgin America

Key achievement in the integration with Virgin America; no changes for customers SEATTLE, 2018-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines received a single operating certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, marking another significant milestone in the integration of the two airlines. The receipt of a single operating… 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

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

Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants reached tentative agreement on new five-year contract for the carrier’s 3,300 flight attendants

SEATTLE, 2014-10-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier’s 3,300 flight attendants. “We are delighted to have reached a tentative agreement that recognizes the outstanding contributions of our flight attendants and will provide for enhanced… Read the full press release