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Alaska Airlines Plans New Crew Uniforms

Alaska Airlines Plans New Crew Uniforms

Alaska Airlines announced a new partnership with Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang that will see the carriers’ uniforms redesigned. The announcement comes shortly after the airline debuted its redesigned logo last month.
Luly Yang will be conducting focus groups with Alaska Airlines pilots, flight attendants, airport staff, aircraft technicians, and stores agents over the next few months to gain a better understanding of what needs to go into the new uniforms. …

Alaska Air Group Sees Traffic and Load Factor Increase in January

Alaska Air Group Sees Traffic and Load Factor Increase in January

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for January 2016. The combined statistics include flights operated by subsidiary Alaska Airlines, as well as regional subsidiary Horizon Air and those under capacity purchase agreements, including SkyWest and PenAir.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 10.4% year-over-year, up to 2.76 billion RPMs from 2.5 billion in January of 2015.
Capacity was 3.49 billion ASMs, a year-over-year …

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Alaska to Link Anchorage with Spokane, Washington

Alaska to Link Anchorage with Spokane, Washington

Alaska Airlines said it plans to launch new seasonal service between Anchorage and Spokane, Washington this summer. The carrier will operate the route between June 11 and August 27, using Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.
Flights will depart Anchorage at 11:55 p.m. on Saturdays and will arrive in Spokane at 4:26 a.m. From Spokane, flights are scheduled to depart at 7:40 p.m., also on Saturdays, and arrive in Anchorage at 10:20 …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Daily Portland-Atlanta Flights in Late Spring

Alaska Airlines to Offer Daily Portland-Atlanta Flights in Late Spring

Alaska Airlines said it plans to relaunch service between Portland, Oregon and Atlanta come June.
The route, which the Seattle-based carrier operated for 13 months several years ago, will be offered starting June 4, 2016.
Flights will depart Portland daily at 11:40 p.m. local time and arrive in Atlanta the following morning at 7:30 a.m. The return flight will leave Atlanta at 8:45 a.m. and arrive at 11:05 a.m.
The airline will operate …

Alaska Airlines Unveils New Brand

Alaska Airlines Unveils New Brand

Alaska Airlines announced the unveiling of a major brand change, the first in 25 years. The new brand was introduced on a Boeing 737-800 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The airline’s iconic logo, the Eskimo, has been featured on the vertical stabilizer of Alaska Airlines planes since 1972. The new brand features the addition of tropical green and breeze blue around the Eskimo’s parka trim, which Alaska says is reminiscent of the …

Alaska Airlines Pilot Charged with Drinking and Flying

Alaska Airlines Pilot Charged with Drinking and Flying

An Alaska Airlines pilot was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of piloting an aircraft full of passengers while under the influence of alcohol.
In two tests conducted fifteen minutes apart on June 20, 2014, David Hans Arnston, 60, was found to have blood alcohol concentrations of 0.134% and 0.142%. Arnston had piloted two flights that day, from San Diego to Portland, Oregon and from Portland to John Wayne Airport in Orange …