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Alaska Air Makes Multiple Executive Appointments

Alaska Air Makes Multiple Executive Appointments

Alaska Airlines Group announced several executive appointments and changes in portfolio at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
The airline added several responsibilities to the portfolio of Ben Minicucci, who has served as president and COO since 2016, in which capacity he was responsible for the airline’s integration with Virgin America.  Going forward, Mr. Minicucci will be responsible for all commercial and operational duties, the airline said, including the rollout and executive …

Surf’s Up: Alaska Air to Offer ‘Swell Deals’ Discounts on Hawaii Flights Based on How Big the Waves Are

Surf’s Up: Alaska Air to Offer ‘Swell Deals’ Discounts on Hawaii Flights Based on How Big the Waves Are

Alaska Airlines announced it plans to offer discounts of up to 30% on flights to and from Hawaii based on how big the waves are.
Based on data from surf forecasting company Surfline, the Swell Deals discounts will vary based on the height of forecasted waves at surf breaks in Hawaii.  The discount will increase as the waves get bigger.
“With the start of surf season in Hawaii, we saw an opportunity …

Alaska Air to Ask Customers to Bring Their Own Water Bottles on Board

Alaska Air to Ask Customers to Bring Their Own Water Bottles on Board

As part of its ongoing initiative to reduce the use of single-use plastics on flights, Alaska Airlines is asking passengers to bring their own water bottles with them under its #FillBeforeYouFly initiative.
The airline said it hopes to reduce inflight waste per passenger going to landfills by 70% by the year 2020.
“We’re passionate about working with our guests, employees, airports, and partners to reduce waste, protect habitats, and improve water health,” …

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Multiple New Routes from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

Alaska Airlines to Introduce Multiple New Routes from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest

Alaska Airlines announced plans to introduce seven new routes originating in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest in early 2020.
“We’re excited to offer even more nonstops between vibrant Pacific Northwest communities and our growing hubs in California,” said Brett Catlin, the airline’s managing director of capacity planning and alliances.
The Seattle-based airline will introduce service linking Spokane and Redmond with Los Angeles on January 7.  Service linking those two cities with San …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Service from Paine Field to Spokane

Alaska Airlines to Offer Service from Paine Field to Spokane

Alaska Airlines announced plans for new daily non-stop service between Paine Field and Spokane, Washington.
The airline will launch the new service from Paine Field, also known as Snohomish County Airport, to Spokane International Airport on November 4.
Horizon Air, Alaska’s regional subsidiary, will operate the flights using Embraer 175 aircraft with a three-class cabin. The planes will have 12 first-class recliner seats with 42” seat pitch in a 1-2 configuration, 12 premium-economy …

Alaska Airlines and Sea-Tac Celebrate Opening of Renovated North Satellite Concourse, New Alaska Lounge

Alaska Airlines and Sea-Tac Celebrate Opening of Renovated North Satellite Concourse, New Alaska Lounge

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Alaska Airlines opened the first section of the newly renovated North Satellite concourse on Thursday.
The airline unveiled eight new gates and a new lounge as part of the project. The airy concourse is filled with natural light and gate areas feature seats equipped with charging stations. New amenities also include a nursing room that accommodates multiple travelers.
“To me, this space is a reflection of how important …

Alaska Air Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reservationists, Ramp Agents, Clerical Workers

Alaska Air Reaches Tentative Agreement with Reservationists, Ramp Agents, Clerical Workers

Alaska Airlines announced a tentative agreement with the union that represents its reservations agents, ramp workers, passenger service agents, and office workers.
The roughly 5,000 employees are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,.
The tentative agreement provides for a 10% to 16% increase in base wage rates, on average, a mechanism to ensure wages keep pace with the cost of living, a reduction in health …