Airlines
Trulli
Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER on final Approach to SeaTac (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

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 along the rocky Alaskan coastline, southeast of Anchorage. But despite a lack of connection to the outside world, there is one feature of the commercial aviation industry that continues to…

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…

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…