Pilot Shortages Continue to Cause Significant U.S. Flight Disruptions

Airline passengers this summer can continue to expect record flight cancellations as the aviation industry wages its battle against one of the largest pilot shortages to date.  Where the crisis has stemmed from Airlines in the United States have struggled to meet demand that is considered high by pre-pandemic standards…

Alaska Airlines Points to Staffing Shortages As Carrier Pares Back…

Alaska Airlines’ summer scheduling woes continued as the airline was forced to cancel additional flights due to poor planning and staffing shortages. “Of the 1,200 flights that we operate every day, we’ve been canceling about 50 of them, roughly 4%," Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Miniucci wrote in a message to…

Alaska Adds ‘Galaxy’s Edge’ to Disneyland Family of Special Liveries

Alaska Airlines and the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California celebrated “Star Wars Day” with an unveiling on the latest Disneyland promotional jet for the Seattle-based airline. The Boeing 737-800, wearing registration N538AS, now dons a black space theme and has been given the title of “Star Wars Transport to the…

Alaska, Iberia Establish New Oneworld Codeshare Agreement

The ongoing, lengthy Covid-19 pandemic has posed a significant obstacle for the airline industry, as at the peak of the of its effects, several major carriers faced major disruptions in their flight operations. Many airlines faced a major decline in passenger load factors, leading to a large reduction in flight…

Alaska Airlines Continues West Coast Push With Lounge Opening, New…

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced virtually every major airline in the world to quickly devise and outline a plan for recovery, revamping their fleets and route networks to account for new industry trends. Many have had to adapt to the drastic ebb and flow of passenger travel demand in recent…

Alaska Airlines Reinforces Boeing Aircraft Partnership

The Covid-19 ordeal remains at large while the push for vaccinations continues. This summer holiday travel season was one of the glimmers of hope for the major airlines as they experienced a significant surge in passenger travel demand after a dismal year of reduced flight schedules. In response to the…

Alaska’s Second Quarterly Report Show Smaller Losses, Increased Revenue

Alaska Airlines recently held an earnings call and announced its second quarterly reports for 2021, citing a net income of $397 million compared to last year’s net loss of $214 million at the peak of the COVID-19 ordeal. Additionally, the airline posted a net loss for this year’s second quarter…

Reviewing the Revised American Route Map

In many industries, it is common for testing to occur before implementing something in market. Think of the very well-documented three-phase testing regime that the COVID-19 vaccines went through in 2020 or video game firms, which have a "public testing region" in which they will implement character balancing changes and…

Alaska Air Group Announces First Quarter Results

The Alaska Air Group has announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, and like many other U.S. airlines, is eyeing a return to profitability later in 2021. The Seattle-based carrier reported a net loss of $131 million following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or GAAP. While the airline’s…