Alaska Airlines

Alaska to Launch Portland-Orlando Flights

Alaska to Launch Portland-Orlando Flights

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin new daily, non-stop flights between Portland, Oregon and Orlando, Florida on March 16, 2017. The new route will be the first non-stop service between the two cities.
Flights are scheduled to depart Portland at 6:40 a.m. and arrive in Orlando at 3:15 p.m. From Orlando, flights will depart at 4:15 p.m. and arrive back in Portland at 7:35 p.m.
Alaska will operate the service …

Alaska to Begin First-Ever Flights Between Anchorage and Spokane

Alaska to Begin First-Ever Flights Between Anchorage and Spokane

Alaska Airlines announced it will begin new seasonal, non-stop service between Anchorage, Alaska and Spokane, Washington on June 11. The carrier will operate the service once a week through August 27.
Flights will depart Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at 11:55 p.m. on Saturdays and arrive at Spokane International Airport at 4:26 a.m. the next morning. From Spokane, flights are scheduled to depart at 7:40 p.m., also on Saturdays, and arrive …

Alaska Airlines Begins Service to Orange County and San Diego from San Jose

Alaska Airlines Begins Service to Orange County and San Diego from San Jose

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Jose and both Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego, California. Additionally, the airline said that it plans to begin new non-stop seasonal service between San Diego and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado this winter.
Flights from San Jose to Orange County will depart daily at 2:05 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. and will arrive at 3:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m., respectively. Flights from Orange …

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi and Free Pizza

T-Mobile to Offer Customers Free Gogo In-Flight Wi-Fi and Free Pizza

T-Mobile USA announced that it will offer all customers a free hour of Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi in addition to unlimited texting including iMessage, WhatsApp, and Viber, as well as picture messaging during a flight.
In order to use the free hour, a customer must have a valid E911 address on file and must make one Wi-Fi call before boarding. However, customers who do not have Wi-Fi calling can still access the …

Alaska Reports Increase in May Traffic

Alaska Reports Increase in May Traffic

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for May 2016.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 11.6% year-over-year, up to 3.12 billion RPMs from 2.8 billion in May of 2015.
Capacity was 3.68 billion ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 11.3% from 3.31 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 84.7%, a 0.2 percentage point increase from May 2015’s load factor of 84.5%.
The company …

Alaska to Launch Burbank-San Jose, San Diego-Sacramento Routes

Alaska to Launch Burbank-San Jose, San Diego-Sacramento Routes

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to add new service between San Diego and Sacramento, as well as Burbank and San Jose, California on march 16, 2017. Both routes will be operated three times a day by SkyWest Airlines, using Embraer E175 jets.
Flights from San Diego to Sacramento will depart at 7 a.m., 12:10 p.m., and 5 p.m., and will arrive at 8:43 a.m., 1:55 p.m., and 6:45 p.m., respectively. …

Alaska Air, Virgin America Receive DOJ Request for ‘More Information’ to Gain Approval for $2.6 Billion Deal

Alaska Air, Virgin America Receive DOJ Request for ‘More Information’ to Gain Approval for $2.6 Billion Deal

The regulatory approval process for Alaska Airlines’ planned acquisition of Virgin America is moving to the next stage. Both airlines said Monday they had received requests for more information on the proposed transaction from the U.S. Department of Justice.
Alaska Air Group, the parent of Alaska Airlines, announced a $2.6 billion offer to acquire Virgin American in early April.
The two airlines said that the “second request” is a standard part of the …