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Kenmore Air Partners with Alaska Airlines

A Kenmore Air airplane in front of the Space Needle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fangzhong Guo)

Local Kenmore, Washington-based airline Kenmore Air, announced through an email with its customers that they would begin partnering with the Seattle-based airline. Kenmore Air is the largest floatplane operator in the United States, flying over 80,000 passengers a year including their land-based operations which fly under their ‘Kenmore Air Express’ banner on board the Cessna 208 Caravan.

A Kenmore Air airplane in front of the Space Needle. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fangzhong Guo)

The benefit will be mostly seen north of Seattle at Paine Field, where Kenmore Air Express operates flights to Orcas Island and Friday Harbor in an island group known as the ‘San Juan Islands’. Alaska Airlines’ passengers can now book flights in a single itinerary to the San Juan Island from other destinations with a connection in Paine Field.

An Alaska Airlines E175 at Paine Field (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

In addition, Alaska mileage members can now earn miles when flying on Kenmore flights. Brett Catlin, the vice president of loyalty, alliances, and sales for Alaska Airlines did have something to say about this new partnership in a press release on Kenmore’s website; “Our guests can fly with us from destinations across the West such as Anchorage, San Francisco, and Las Vegas to Everett, and then hop on a convenient flight with Kenmore Air to enjoy all the San Juans have to offer – and earn Mileage Plan miles along the way.”

Kenmore and Alaska are both local airlines, with Seattle-Tacoma and Kenmore Harbor being located only 21 miles away from each other, folks in the region are accustomed to both airlines. And now, with the partnership, changing between the carriers is now easier than ever.

All data, documents, and quotes were pulled from public airline websites and schedule data.

Joey Gerardi


  • Joey Gerardi

    Joe has always been interested in planes, for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Central New York during the early 2000s when US Airways Express turboprops ruled the skies. Being from a non-aviation family made it harder for him to be around planes and would only spend about three hours a month at the airport. He was so excited when he could drive by himself and the first thing he did with the license was get ice cream and go plane spotting for the entire day. When he has the time (and money) he likes to take spotting trips to any location worth a visit. He’s currently enrolled at Western Michigan University earning a degree in Aviation Management and Operations.

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