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Alaska Airlines Consolidates Flights In Response to Reduced Demand

During these turbulent times, many airlines have cut frequencies and some have even been cutting routes entirely. But one airline is taking a unique approach to this challenge. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is committed to cutting the least number of cities possible and has just announced its unique approach to this problem, consolidating flights for a select number of cities. At the moment, the airline has announced a total of 12 destinations that will be affected by flight consolidation, but this…

American to Build Alaska Partnership, Add Seattle to India Service

American Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Bangalore, India to be launched in October. Tickets go on sale next month. American will become the first airline to offer nonstop flights between Bangalore and the United States. Daily flights between the two cities will be operated with a…

Alaska Launches New Uniform Collection

Alaska Airlines announced on January 23 that it is rolling out its new uniform collection across Alaska and Horizon Air. The new uniform is a custom-designed collection by Luly Yang and is the first uniform to be certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The Alaska collection was first introduced in…

Alaska Airlines to Begin Mainline Service to Bozeman Yellowstone International…

Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport announced two days before Christmas that it will be receiving new mainline service from Alaska Airlines. The airline currently serves Bozeman via its regional affiliate Horizon Air but this is the first time Alaska will send mainline jets to the airport, a mere 472 miles from…

Sea-Tac Airport Reaches New Milestone in North Satellite Modernization Project

Seattle Tacoma International Airport celebrated a literal high-point in Phase 2 of the North Satellite Modernization Project earlier this week as the last and highest beam of the building was hoisted into place. The beam, signed by crew and dignitaries before being hoisted into place by a 260-foot crane, is…

United to Begin Non-Stop Service to Alaska from Los Angeles

United announced it will be launching a new non-stop seasonal summer service to Ted Stevens Anchorage Airport from its west-coast LAX hub using its Boeing 737-800 jet. Flights are scheduled to begin June 18, 2020, and will operate once daily in each direction through Aug. 17, 2020. The airline operates…

Alaska Airlines Opens New Flagship Lounge in Seattle

Alaska Airlines opened its new flagship lounge in the North Satellite Terminal of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) on Thursday, marking the completion of the first phase of the airport's modernization project for the satellite terminal. The lounge, one of six airline lounges at SeaTac, is the largest of Alaska Airlines'…

The Implications of Alaska’s Newly-Inked Agreement with Air Italy

In a development that is likely to stir some controversy in the U.S. airline business, Italian carrier Air Italy signed a Special Prorate Agreement with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines adding ten more destinations in the United States to its network. These new destinations include Portland, Oregon, San Diego and Seattle and…

Final Airplane in Virgin America Colors Heads to Paint Shop

Richard Branson’s American airline operation Virgin America was merged with Alaska Airlines in April 2016, and by January 2018 all of the airline’s fleet had moved to Alaska. Founded as Virgin USA in January 2004, the low-fares airline had its operations center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Due to…

Victoria Sees Continued Decrease in U.S. Connections Following Upcoming Delta…

Victoria International Airport, serving the British Columbia capital city of Victoria, will see its number of nonstop connections to the United States continue to decrease as Delta Air Lines has decided to cease service to the city. Delta currently serves the city with a sole route from nearby Seattle-Tacoma International…