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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 …

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines Links Seattle with Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between Seattle and Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The service operates using a Boeing 737-800.
Flights from Seattle depart at 10:55 a.m. and arrive in Albuquerque at 2:50 p.m.  From Albuquerque, flights depart at 3:45 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 5:45 p.m.
Alaska’s is using 737s outfitted with 16 seats in first class and 147 seats in economy class for the new route.  …

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Nation’s Airlines Improve in On-Time Performance and Cancellations for July

Airline flights in the United States brought more passengers to their destinations on time in July and cancelled fewer flights than in recent months.
The U.S. Department of Transportation released figures for the nation’s largest airlines on Wednesday showing that 75.6% of flights arrived on time in July, an increase compared to 73.1% in July 2013 as well as to 71.8% in June of this year.
Hawaiian Airlines continued as the airline with …

Alaska’s Load Factor Down in August

Alaska’s Load Factor Down in August

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for August 2014 for Alaska Airlines as well as for Horizon Air.  Passenger load factor for the month decreased for both carriers, while traffic and capacity increased.
System-wide load factor for August was 87.3%, a decrease of 0.5 percentage points from 87.8% in August 2013.  Load factor for Alaska Airlines decreased by 0.4 percentage points, down to 87.6% from 88% last year, while Horizon Air’s …

Alaska Inaugurates Seattle-Baltimore Flights

Alaska Inaugurates Seattle-Baltimore Flights

Alaska Airlines announced it has launched service on Tuesday linking Seattle, Washington, and Baltimore, Maryland.
Flights between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Baltimore–Washington International Airport depart Seattle at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Baltimore at 4:25 p.m. Flights from Baltimore will depart at 5:25 p.m. and arrive in Seattle at 8:00 p.m.
The new service increases the number of peak-day departures from Seattle to 273, covering 78 destinations.  Alaska says that figure is …