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Alaska Airlines to Begin Mainline Service to Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

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 Seattle. Starting on May 21, 2020, two of the four Alaska Airlines flights between Seattle and Bozeman will be operated using Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft. In addition to being…

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…

Photos: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Debuts First Section of New North…

Just under two years after breaking ground on the project in 2017, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened the first five new gates in the North Satellite terminal on Wednesday. The North Satellite primarily services Alaska Airlines and its regional subsidiary Horizon Air, both of which have their main hub in Seattle. The…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Virgin America

Over the years Richard Branson and the Virgin Group have built an empire that spans the globe. Included in his empire has been multiple airlines, including the group's flagship airline Virgin Atlantic. In the early 2000s, the Virgin Group and Richard Branson set its sights on conquering the skies above…

Shake Up at Alaska Airlines Causes Airline to Layoff Employees

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is reportedly going to cut 100 jobs and is looking at layoffs. Employees were notified via an email from Andy Scheider, Vice President and head of human resources for the airline. “We need to make some difficult, but necessary, management reductions to more efficiently support our frontline…