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Alaska Sees Traffic Increase for January

Alaska Sees Traffic Increase for January

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for January 2017.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 6.9% year-over-year, up to 3.8 billion RPMs from 3.6 billion in January of 2016.
Capacity was 4.9 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 7.6% from 4.6 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 78.1%, a 0.5 percentage point decrease from January 2016’s load …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Orange County-Albuquerque Flights

Alaska Airlines to Launch Orange County-Albuquerque Flights

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin new daily service between Orange County, California and Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 18.
Flights will depart Orange County’s John Wayne Airport at 2:15 p.m. and arrive at Albuquerque International Sunport at 5:15 p.m. From Albuquerque, flights will depart at 12:25 p.m. and arrive in Orange County at 1:32 p.m.
Flights will be operated by Horizon Air, using Embraer E175 aircraft. Horizon’s E175s that will …

Alaska to Begin Service from Portland to Four New Cities

Alaska to Begin Service from Portland to Four New Cities

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to launch new flights from Portland, Oregon this summer. The carrier will begin seasonal service to Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Baltimore, as well as year-round service to Albuquerque.
Flights to the City of Brotherly Love will commence on May 22, and be operated using Boeing 737 aircraft.
This will be followed by service to Milwaukee on June 5. The carrier will use Embraer E175 aircraft on the …

Alaska Air Reports Higher Traffic and Load Factor for December and 2016

Alaska Air Reports Higher Traffic and Load Factor for December and 2016

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for December 2016, as well as for calendar year 2016.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 5.6% for the month, up to 4.13 billion RPMs from 3.91 billion in December of 2016. For the year, the airline saw a 10.8% increase in traffic, up to 48.75 billion RPMs from 44.01 billion.
Capacity was 4.96 billion available seat …

Alaska Airlines Launches First West Coast-Havana Route

Alaska Airlines Launches First West Coast-Havana Route

Alaska Airlines announced the beginning of new service to Havana, Cuba from Los Angeles.
The service, which will be operated daily, will originate and end in Seattle.
Flights are scheduled to depart Seattle at 5 a.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at 7:39 a.m., where they will continue on to Havana at 8:50 a.m., arriving at 4:55 p.m. From Havana, flights will depart at 5:55 p.m. and arrive in Los Angeles at …

Alaska Air and Virgin America Announce Expansion of San Francisco Hub

Alaska Air and Virgin America Announce Expansion of San Francisco Hub

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced Wednesday the two would begin to offer new flights from their hub at San Francisco International Airport to various new destinations throughout the United States next summer.
On June 15, Alaska will begin four daily flights to Orange County, California, followed by twice daily service to Minneapolis on July 18. Both routes will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with Embraer E175 aircraft, which are equipped …

Delta, Alaska Air to Terminate Long-Time Partnership

Delta, Alaska Air to Terminate Long-Time Partnership

Once close partners Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines said they will officially terminate their frequent-flier and codeshare partnerships at the end of April.
The two airlines made almost simultaneous announcements early Monday with the news.
Delta and Alaska had begun to wind down their relationship in recent years as Delta moved to build up its own hub in Seattle, Alaska’s home turf. Last week, Alaska got the green light to acquire …