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Alaska Airlines to Cut Schedule by 70%

Alaska Airlines to Cut Schedule by 70%

Alaska Airlines announced late Wednesday a schedule reduction  of approximately 70% as a result of dwindling demand thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The reduction will be in effect for April and May, the airline said, and the June schedule will be based on demand at the time.
“We are ultimately optimistic about the future of our great airline,” said the airline’s CEO, Brad Tilden, adding that “it is clear that we …

Alaska Airlines Appoints V.P. for Strategic Performance for Seattle

Alaska Airlines Appoints V.P. for Strategic Performance for Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced that the company’s board of directors had appointed Brooke Vatheuer to the position of vice president for strategic performance-Seattle, a new position.
Ms. Vatheuer previously held the position of senior vice president of operations and planning at Alaska Air Group’s Horizon Air subsidiary.  In the new position, she will be responsible for passenger experience as well as operational metrics, ground staffing, air space management, gate space areas, and …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Alaska Airlines to Offer Non-Stop Service from Seattle to Cincinnati

Alaska Airlines announced plans for new service to Cincinnati from its hub in Seattle.
The daily non-stop flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will commence on August 18, 2020.
First settled in 1788, Cincinnati was the first city founded after the American Revolution and was the among the top ten cities in the United States by population in the 19th century.  Today the city is known for its …

Hawaiian Airlines Once Again Most Punctual of U.S. Carriers, Says DOT

Hawaiian Airlines Once Again Most Punctual of U.S. Carriers, Says DOT

Hawaiian Airlines continues to be the most punctual of U.S. airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.  It first earned top honors in 2004 and has been at the top of the list ever since.
The agency released its punctuality report for 2019 on Wednesday.
The Honolulu-based carrier was recognized for having an on-time performance rating of 87.7%.
Delta Air Lines took the number two slot with 83.5%, followed by Alaska Airlines …

American Airlines, Alaska Air Expand Partnership with New International Routes

American Airlines, Alaska Air Expand Partnership with New International Routes

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced a new West Coast-focused alliance, new international routes, and Alaska’s intention to join the oneworld alliance next year.
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As part of the new partnership, American will introduce new service from Seattle to Bangalore, India, in October …

Alaska to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Seattle and Monterey

Alaska to Offer Non-Stop Service Between Seattle and Monterey

Alaska Airlines announced plans to offer non-stop daily service linking Seattle with Monterey, California.
“We’re excited to welcome Alaska Airlines and its service to Seattle to our community and our region,” Michael La Pier, executive director of Monterey Regional Airport.
Horizon Air, Alaska’s regional subsidiary, will operate the flights, which commence on June 18, 2020, using Embraer 175 aircraft.  The E175 jets seat 76 people in two cabins.  The recliner seats in …

Alaska Airlines Announces Executive Appointments Intended to Improve ‘Guest Experience’

Alaska Airlines Announces Executive Appointments Intended to Improve ‘Guest Experience’

Alaska Airlines announced the promotion of three executives who will be involved in improving what the carrier terms the “guest experience” at the airline.
The airline appointed Sangita Woerner to the position of senior vice president of marketing and guest experience.
Ms. Woerner joined the airline in 2015 and is currently vice president of marketing.  The promotion will allow her to broaden her focus on “ensuring excellence in the end-to-end guest experience,” …