Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Milwaukee, Seattle-Oklahoma City, Portland-St. Louis Routes

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Milwaukee, Seattle-Oklahoma City, Portland-St. Louis Routes

Alaska Airlines announced it will add three new routes next July, two from Seattle and one from Portland, Oregon.  The carrier is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines, and will operate the new flights using SkyWest Embraer E175 planes under a capacity purchase agreement.
Beginning July 1, 2015, Alaska will offer daily service between Seattle and Milwaukee.  Flights will depart Seattle at 9:35 a.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 3:10 p.m., …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Washington Dulles Service Next Spring

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Washington Dulles Service Next Spring

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new daily, non-stop flights between Seattle and Washington Dulles International Airport on March 11 next year.  Once the new flights begin, Alaska will offer service from Seattle to all three Washington D.C.-area airports, including Washington Reagan and Baltimore/Washington International.
Flights will depart Seattle at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Washington Dulles at 5:20 p.m.  From Dulles, flights, will depart at 6:20 p.m., and arrive in …

Consumer Complaints Rise Against Nation’s Airlines for 2014

Consumer Complaints Rise Against Nation’s Airlines for 2014

More customers filed complaints about the nation’s airlines in the first nine months of 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013, according to figures released by the Department of Transportation in its Air Travel Consumer Report. In addition, the department released on-time performance figures for the month of September, showing a small decline.
The agency received 12,350 consumer complaints as compared to 10,444 during the first nine months of …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seasonal Flights to Mexico from Seattle and Portland

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seasonal Flights to Mexico from Seattle and Portland

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new seasonal service this month to various points in Mexico from Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.
Beginning November 4, the airline will launch flights from Portland to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The service will run through April 26, 2015.
Flights are scheduled to operate four times a week, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, through November 18, when the Saturday flights will cease operation.  Flights from Portland …

Alaska Airlines to Begin San Diego-Kona, Hawaii Route

Alaska Airlines to Begin San Diego-Kona, Hawaii Route

Alaska Airlines announced it will launch new service between San Diego and Kona, Hawaii, on March 5 of next year.
The service will operate three times a week.
Flights from San Diego will depart at 5:55 p.m.  local time on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, arriving in Kona at 10:10 p.m.  From Kona, flights will depart at 9:00 a.m., also on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and will arrive in San Diego at 4:25 …

Alaska Airlines, Flight Attendants, Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Alaska Airlines, Flight Attendants, Reach Tentative Agreement on New Contract

Alaska Airlines and its flight attendants union announced that they had reached a tentative agreement on a new contract late Thursday.
The news follows over two years of contract negotiations between the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 3,300 flight attendants, and the airline.  The five-year agreement was reached with the participation of the National Mediation Board.
The tentative agreement must first be approved by the union’s board.  A ratification vote by …

Alaska Sees Increase in September Traffic, Load Factor Drops

Alaska Sees Increase in September Traffic, Load Factor Drops

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for September 2014 for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, as well as on a combined basis.  The combined statistics include flights operated Alaska and Horizon, as well as those under capacity purchase agreements, including SkyWest and PenAir.
Traffic for Alaska Airlines, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 8.3% year-over-year, up to 2.15 billion RPMs from 1.98 billion in September of 2013.  Traffic …