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Alaska continues expansion with Skywest-operated Embraer E175s (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Alaska, Allegiant Bolster Winter Schedules

Airlines are adding routes to leisure destinations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to favor vacation rather than business travelers. Two airlines have this week announced new routes focused on serving leisure destinations over the winter. Both Allegiant and Alaska Airlines have announced new routes for travelers seeking both sun and snow this winter. The move comes after United Airlines announced a Florida expansion last week for vacationers. Allegiant will be adding seven new routes as well as extending an existing…

Alaska Airlines Announces Second Quarter Results, Oneworld Invite

The Alaska Air Group reported their second-quarter results and an official invitation to join the Oneworld alliance. As with all airlines, the Seattle-based airline reported significant losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Alaska’s reported net loss was $214 million under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). When compared to other airlines,…

Embraer ERJ-175 Makes Long Awaited Appearance in Alaska

While many disappointing fleet announcements have been issued during the COVID-19 epidemic, the people of Alaska finally get some good news. The state’s namesake airline has decided to introduce the Embraer ERJ-175 to the state’s route map. Services will be operated by regional arm Horizon Air. Horizon Air’s fleet of…

How Alaska Airlines is Supporting Remote Communities with Donated Fuel

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, many airlines are flying with fewer passengers. And as a result, the frequency of many regularly scheduled air routes has been reduced to, in many cases, a couple of days per week. This in part, has had a direct effect on not only the passenger demand,…

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…

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…

American Adds Summer 2020 Alaska, Montana Routes

In preparation for another busy summer next year, American Airlines is expanding its domestic offerings in two states known for their outdoor adventures. The news comes just weeks after the airline announced an increased presence in Europe for Summer 2020 with the carrier’s first connection in Africa. American will introduce…

American Adds Summer 2020 Alaska, Montana Routes

In preparation for another busy summer next year, American Airlines is expanding its domestic offerings in two states known for their outdoor adventures. The news comes just weeks after the airline announced an increased presence in Europe for Summer 2020 with the carrier’s first connection in Africa. American will introduce…

Alaska Airlines Launches First Intra-Washington Flight From Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines has announced that the carrier will expand its presence at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. with the addition of service to fellow instate city Spokane. The flight will be operated using Horizon Air Embraer ERJ-175 equipment and will begin on Nov. 4. Horizon’s aircraft are configured with 12…

Alaska Airlines Launches First Intra-Washington Flight From Everett’s Paine Field

Alaska Airlines has announced that the carrier will expand its presence at Paine Field in Everett, Wash. with the addition of service to fellow instate city Spokane. The flight will be operated using Horizon Air Embraer ERJ-175 equipment and will begin on Nov. 4. Horizon’s aircraft are configured with 12…