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Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for November

Alaska Air Reports Traffic and Capacity Increase for November

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for November 2017. Echoing its October 2017 results, the carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 9.2% year-over-year, up to 4.39 billion RPMs compared to 4.02 billion in November of 2016.
Capacity was 5.22 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a …

Alaska Airlines Launches San Francisco-Kona Flights

Alaska Airlines Launches San Francisco-Kona Flights

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new service linking San Francisco to Kona, Hawaii, effective December 14, 2017.
The new route will be operated using the Virgin America fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. Flights will leave the Bay Area at 11:30 a.m. local time and arrive in Kona at 3:15 p.m. The return flight will leave Kona at 4:15 p.m. local time and arrive in San Francisco at 11:17 p.m.
“The Kona …

Alaska Air, Air France to End Partnership

Alaska Air, Air France to End Partnership

Alaska Airlines announced that its long-standing partnership with Air France will end on April 30, 2018.
The airline quickly added that all of Air France’s “top destinations” are also served by its other partners, which include British Airways, Finnair, and Icelandair, although there will be a gap in coverage for what the airline termed “some small European destinations.”
Customers who have already booked tickets on Air France will earn miles on Alaska’s …

The Frequent Flyer’s Guide to Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan MVP Gold 75K Status

Although I’ve long been a loyal Delta elite, given the recent expansion of Alaska’s route network following its acquisition of Virgin America in December 2016, I felt the time was right to see what the buzz was about at the Seattle-based carrier. Given my elite status at Delta and American however, I didn’t want to start out at the bottom of the barrel at Alaska.
There are multiple ways to earn …

Alaska Air Group Sees Increase in Traffic, Decline in Load Factor in October

Alaska Air Group Sees Increase in Traffic, Decline in Load Factor in October

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for October 2017. The carrier saw a rise in traffic and capacity, and a drop in load factor for the month.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 11% year-over-year, up to 4.37 billion RPMs compared to 3.94 billion in October of 2016.
Capacity was 5.21 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 11.6% from …

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Pittsburgh Route Next Year

Alaska Airlines to Launch Seattle-Pittsburgh Route Next Year

Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it plans to introduce non-stop daily service next year linking Seattle with Pittsburgh. Alaska will be the only carrier to operate that route.
Service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport will begin on September 6, 2018. The eastbound flight will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 8:25 a.m. and arrive in Pittsburgh at 4:10 p.m. The westbound flight will depart Pittsburgh at 5:20 p.m. and arrive in Seattle …

Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

Alaska Air to End Flights to Cuba

Citing low demand, Alaska Airlines said Wednesday it would discontinue daily service to Havana, Cuba, early next year.
Service between Los Angeles International Airport and Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana had started on January 5, 2017.
The airline said that the change in U.S. policy last week, which eliminated so-called “people-to-people” educational travel, was the driver of the change: 80% of its passengers on the route travel under that allowance.
“Travel is …