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A Horizon Air Embraer E175 operating for Alaska Airlines. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Alaska Airlines Adds Pacific Northwest Routes, Leverages Horizon Air

Alaska Airlines has continued its expansion plans into 2021, announced today that it will be adding four new routes to its network, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The region’s hometown airline is looking to increase its presence in its home territory, as well as provide more options for travelers. The four new routes will be operated by the airline’s wholly-owned regional subsidiary, Horizon Air. Growth in Boise Three of the four routes recently announced will increase Alaska’s presence in Idaho.…

Delta Awarded ‘Diamond’ APEX Rating for Cleanliness

Delta has earned a Diamond rating from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and SimpliFlying for customer safety throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rating is the highest of the three-tiered certification for the award determined through an independent health and safety audit. The audit consists of an online questionnaire covering…

Delta To No Longer Accept Emotional Support Animals

Delta has become the latest airline to announce that emotional support animals will no longer be permitted to fly onboard its aircraft. The new policy comes as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule, dropping the requirement for airlines to recognize emotional support animals as service animals. The…

American Airlines Adds Domestic Routes

American Airlines late last week filed large changes to its network including the introduction of multiple new routes to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and a new route to Honolulu from Charlotte. Other moves involve entering markets against competitors in key cities. Charlotte to Hawaii On May 6, 2021, American Airlines will…

Alaska Airlines’ Special Flight Routes: The Milk Run

Alaska — known for its rugged wilderness and mountainous terrain — has vast swaths of uninhabited land yet still largely disconnected from the rest of the state and country. However, underneath all of the jagged peaks and wooded forests lie many populated yet remote communities, many of which cities lie…

Ravn Alaska Returns to the Sky After Shutdown

One of the earliest, and perhaps most vital airline victims of the Covid-19 pandemic has returned to the skies. Ravn Alaska returned to the skies over the northernmost state this past Friday. The airline restarted operations with a charter flight from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor, with a deHaviland Dash 8.…

Alaska Reports Traffic Jump in Third Quarter Results

Alaska Airlines joined American Airlines and Southwest Airlines in announcing their third-quarter financial results on Sept. 22. The Seattle-based carrier also announced some changes to the customer experience while traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Alaska Airlines reported losses for the second straight quarter, stemming from the lack of travel due…

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…

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…