Northern Pacific Airways Completes Demonstration Tour, Unveils Hub

Northern Pacific Airways — an upcoming Anchorage, Alaska-based transpacific airline — is picking up speed in preparation for launching flight operations. Sporting a distinctive livery design, the first of the fleet's newly refurbished 757-200s took off from Ontario, Calif. on Oct. 18. The plane conducted a 4-city, multi-state demonstration tour…

Alaska Air Cargo Delivers Fresh Hop to Alaska and Hawaii

Alaska Airlines, Yakima Chief Hops and Bale Breaker Brewing Company are teaming up to deliver fresh hop harvests to Hawaii and Alaska. The farm-to-kettle operation will bring three collaboration beers on tap at select Alaska Lounges. Traditionally, breweries can only use dried hop pellets to add flavor to beers because…

Alaska Air Group Orders 8 Additional Embraer 175s with Options…

Alaska Air Group has announced an order for eight new E175 aircraft and options for 13 more. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines under a capacity purchase agreement (CPA) with Horizon Air. The contract value, including options, is $1.12 billion based on list price. The new 76-seat…

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…