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DOT to Allow U.S. Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Service to 75 Airports

DOT to Allow U.S. Airlines to Temporarily Suspend Service to 75 Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation said it would allow 15 U.S. airlines to temporarily halt service to 75 airports amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
United Airlines and Delta Air Lines were granted tentative approval to halt flights to 11 airports each, while JetBlue Airways, Alaska Airlines, and Frontier Airlines won approval to temporarily end service to five airports each.
In announcing the approval, the department said that, despite the temporary halts in service, …

American Airlines, Alaska Air Launch New Partnership

American Airlines, Alaska Air Launch New Partnership

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines announced that a component of the two carriers’ new West Coast-focused alliance went into effect Wednesday.
Members of both airlines’ frequent-flyer programs are now able to earn and redeem miles on both airlines. This means that members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan program will earn miles when flying on American and members of American’s AAdvantage program will earn miles flying on Alaska flights.
The plan calls for frequent-flyer program …

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 …