Jun 5, 2017Seattle Times
Alaska Air Group last month was the first to announce that it will operate a commercial passenger service out of the airport, with flights beginning in fall 2018 and tickets going on sale early next year. Alaska Air chief executive Brad Tilden attended the groundbreaking, along with the airline’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer Andrew Harrison.Alaska said it plans to operate nine daily departures from the airport to destinations along the West Coast from Oregon to California. In a sign of things to come, Alaska landed one of its Horizon Air regional jets, an Embraer 175, at Paine Field for the ceremony.
Jun 1, 2017Great Northwest Wine
Today marks the start of both Idaho Wine Month and the Alaska Airlines Idaho Wines Fly Free program for those flying out of Boise and Lewiston. The promotion applies to members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, allowing each member to check one case of Idaho wine free of charge on Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air flights departing from Boise and Lewiston. There is no charge to sign up for the mileage plan.
May 24, 2017Bloomberg
It practically goes without saying: American airlines have a public-relations crisis on their hands. But in what feels like a parallel universe, one airline is racking up nearly every industry accolade. So far this year, Alaska Airlines has been recognized by SmarterTravel, the Points Guy, and FlyerTalk—three authoritative aviation websites—along with U.S. News & World Report, as either being the best U.S. airline of 2017 or having the best rewards program. In some cases it claimed both titles. It has the No. 1 on-time performance record seven years running, according to FlightStats. And this month it earned J.D. Power’s highest customer satisfaction rating among traditional (nonbudget) airlines in North America—for the 10th year in a row.
May 23, 2017eTurbo News
“Alaska Airlines continues to expand service from the West Coast by adding convenient, nonstop flights to popular destinations like Philadelphia,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines. “With this new flight, we now offer Rose City residents nonstop access to 58 destinations for both leisure and business, more than any other carrier serving Portland International Airport.”
May 22, 2017The Points Guy
Not long after Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with low-cost carrier Condor, the carrier’s unveiling a new partnership with Finnair. The new deal allows travelers to earn reciprocal frequent flyer miles when flying with either of the two carriers. Beginning today, Alaska Mileage Plan members can earn miles when flying on Finnair and Finnair Plus members can earn miles and redeem for award tickets when traveling with Alaska.