Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air Launch Ascend Pilot Academy

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air — the Seattle-based carrier's regional partner — have teamed up to launch their Ascend Pilot Academy (APA), aimed towards providing pilots with a simple, more affordable path to becoming commercial pilots. Participants in the program will eventually land themselves in the right seat at Horizon…

Trip Report – Alaska Airlines Milk Run Flight 61

The Alaska Airlines Milk Run: A must on any avgeek's bucket list. The route consists of many different variations from the same nine cities. My previous day had me on flight AS65 in a total of five different cities within six hours: Seattle, Wash. in addition to Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg…

Alaska Airlines Launches Flights to Miami

Alaska Airlines plans to grow its Seattle hub network by adding its 100th destination from the airport: Miami, Florida. The route marks the carrier's farthest in the continental United States, entering its partner American Airlines' hub after a 10-year absence, while maintaining its portfolio from its second South Floridian gateway,…

Trip Report – Alaska Airline’s Milk Run Flight 65

Alaska Airlines Milk Run is an AvGeek dream trip, it's a multi-stop journey along Alaska's southeast panhandle, flying between mountain passes onboard a Boeing 737-700. Along with United's Micronesian Island Hopper, this trip is usually at the top of any AvGeek's bucket list. The airline operates six Milk Run flights…

Alaska Airlines Expands Existing Codeshare with British Airways 

Alaska Airlines announced in a press release that it has enhanced its codeshare agreement with major European carrier and fellow oneworld alliance member British Airways. Tuesday’s announcement strengthens the carrier's long standing relationship by adding 16 additional markets. As the industry moves towards normalcy again and the airlines continue to…

Alaska Airlines Announces Development of Hydrogen Engine

Alaska Airlines has announced a partnership with California-based ZeroAvia to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain. The new engine will be installed on a De Havilland Q400, operated by Alaska's wholly-owned subsidiary Horizon Air. Alaska and ZeroAvia will work together to modify one of ZeroAvia’s existing powertrains to a new ZA2000 engine…

EAS Round Up – Part 5

Essential Air Service (EAS) has been in the news frequently the past couple of months, and large airports aren’t the only airports that have news to report on. This is a continuation of the series, titled ‘EAS Round up’, and will touch on any news regarding the contracts in the…

Alaska Airlines Expands Presence In Ohio

The airline industry — notoriously known for being cutthroat and competitive — emerged differently and continues to rapidly evolve, compared to prior to the ongoing COVID-19 adversity. Several major carriers have started to rebound and increase flight operations,  just as quickly as when they were forced to suspend flights and…

Alaska Airlines Grows Presence In Boise

The relentless Covid-19 catastrophe is quickly evolving, from when it first emerged, but simultaneously, the push for vaccinations and further research for boost shots are providing the potential light at the end of the tunnel for the airline industry. Several major airlines significantly reduced flight operations and routes, in response…