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Alaska Grounds All 737 MAX 9 Jets

Alaska is temporarily grounding its fleet of 65 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft after a serious decompression and structural failure incident on Friday evening. Flight 1282 from Portland (PDX) to Ontario, Calif. (ONT) made an emergency landing at PDX at…

Porter, Alaska Launch Strategic Partnership

A new partnership has formed between two airlines that are each in the midst of an effort to expand their connecting networks. Alaska Airlines and Porter Airlines have announced a new arrangement that will consist of an interline agreement and…

How the Alaska and Hawaiian Tie-up Could Affect Employees

Let’s face it; any corporate acquisition or merger can leave employees with plenty of questions. In the airline business, add in complex networks, long seniority lists, along with stringent regulations, which can all lead to more questions than answers. Former…

Alaska Airlines to Acquire Hawaiian

Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have announced a $1.9 billion deal that will see Alaska acquire Hawaiian. The transaction will see the two airlines combine into a single company, strengthening Alaska’s position as the fifth-largest airline in the United States.…

Alaska to Begin 737 MAX 8 Service in Early 2024

Now an all-Boeing operator, Alaska is on track to begin service with Boeing’s smaller 737 MAX variant in Q1 of 2024. The Seattle-based carrier phased out its last remaining Airbus aircraft – relics of the 2016 Virgin America acquisition –…