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Alaska Makes 3 Executive Appointments

Alaska Makes 3 Executive Appointments

Alaska Airlines announced multiple executive promotions and appointments.
The airline announced the appointment of Constance von Muehlen to the position of senior vice president of maintenance and engineering, Ron Calvin to the position of vice president of inflight operations, and Jenny Wetzel to the position of vice president of labor relations.
Ms. von Muehlen previously served as chief operating officer at Alaska’s Horizon Air subsidiary. Prior to that, she was Alaska’s …

What You Read in 2018: The Most Popular Features, Reviews, and News Stories of the Year

As the year 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some of the most popular news stories and features of the year.
The big news over the past year was the opening of the first new terminal at the renovated LaGuardia Airport, the integration of flight attendant groups at both United Airlines (which had merged with Continental Airlines in 2010) and American Airlines (which merged with US Airways …

Alaska Airlines Reports on Where Mileage Plan Members Flew in 2018

Alaska Airlines Reports on Where Mileage Plan Members Flew in 2018

Alaska Airlines provided data on the activities of its Mileage Plan frequent-flyer program members for the year 2018.
Mileage Plan members took 19 million flights on Alaska and its partner airlines in 2018. The airline singled out one member, Richard, who flew 338,480 miles in 2018 alone.
In addition the airline reported on the top destinations that frequent-flyer program members booked for award travel. They were Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Portland, …

Alaska to Begin Flights from Historic Paine Field in Early 2019

Alaska to Begin Flights from Historic Paine Field in Early 2019

Alaska Airlines announced that it would begin 18 daily non-stops from Paine Field in-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington, starting on February 11, 2019.
The list of destinations includes Los Angeles, San Jose, San Francisco, San Diego, and Orange County, California; Phoenix, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; and Las Vegas, Nevada.
“The wait is over,” the airline said in a statement.
Alaska’s regional subsidiary Horizon Air will operate the flights using Embraer 175 aircraft with …

Alaska Airlines to Link El Paso with Seattle and San Diego

Alaska Airlines to Link El Paso with Seattle and San Diego

Alaska Airlines announced plans to offer service to El Paso, Texas, from both Seattle and San Diego.
The daily non-stop service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and El Paso International Airport will begin on February 19, 2019. It will be the only non-stop service between the two cities, the airline said.
Service from Seattle to San Diego International Airport will also begin on that date.
The airline will operate both flights using Embraer E175 …

Alaska Air Creates Planning and Strategy Division, Names Tackett as EVP

Alaska Air Creates Planning and Strategy Division, Names Tackett as EVP

Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Shane Tackett to the position of executive vice president of planning and strategy, a new position.
Mr. Tackett will lead a new division in refining and optimizing the airline’s route network following the carrier’s 2016 acquisition of Virgin America. He previously served as the airline’s senior vice president of revenue and e-commerce.
The Seattle-based airline also announced that it will integrate its commercial and frontline divisions. …

Alaska Air to Expand Use of Sustainable Jet Fuel

Alaska Air to Expand Use of Sustainable Jet Fuel

Alaska Airlines announced plans to work with Neste, a supplier of renewable fuel products, in a partnership that will further their adoption in the aviation industry.
The Espoo, Finland-based company said it will help meet Alaska’s goal to “fly greener,” said Kaisa Hietala, its executive vice president for renewable products.
Alaska sees the collaboration as “another major step toward supporting the health of our communities and ecosystem,” it said.
The Seattle-based airline has …