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Alaska Airlines to Cut Multiple California Routes

Alaska Airlines to Cut Multiple California Routes

Alaska Airlines said Tuesday it plans to discontinue several routes from San Francisco and Southern California.
The airline, which is seeking to optimize its network following its acquisition of Virgin America, will eliminate five routes from San Francisco including non-stops to Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Mexico City later this spring.
The airline will also reduce the frequency on its San Francisco-Chicago O’Hare non-stop to just once a day …

Delta, Virgin Announce Updated Summer Schedule for Flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow

Delta, Virgin Announce Updated Summer Schedule for Flights to London, Manchester, Glasgow

Delta Air Lines announced the release of it joint summer schedule with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
Delta will resume its non-stop flights from Portland and Salt Lake City to London Heathrow on April 1 and May 3, respectively.
Virgin Atlantic will add a sixth daily flight between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and London Heathrow, while Delta will switch to Airbus A330 aircraft, for their larger capacity, on that …

Hong Kong Airlines Begins Flights to San Francisco

Hong Kong Airlines Begins Flights to San Francisco

Hong Kong Airlines announced the launch of new service between San Francisco and Hong Kong.
Flights are scheduled to depart Hong Kong International Airport at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 10:15 a.m. Return flights will depart at 12:30 p.m. and arrive at 5:35 p.m. the next day.
Hong Kong Airlines will operate the route using Airbus A350-900 aircraft, equipped with 334 seats, including 33 seats in business …

Alaska Airlines Debuts Heart Sculpture at SFO Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Alaska Airlines Debuts Heart Sculpture at SFO Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Alaska Airlines, along with the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, unveiled a new heart sculpture at San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday, Valentine’s Day.
The giant artwork, which is in sky blue and gold, is part of the Hearts in San Francisco program, and is located in the food court at Terminal 2 of the airport. The fiberglass heart is 5’ (1.5 meters)
The sculpture was designed by artist Gina Teichert, and …

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

JAL Expands Codeshares with Alaska Airlines, Qatar Airways

Japan Airlines announced that it expanded its existing codeshare agreements with both Alaska Airlines and Qatar Airways.
Under the expansion, Japan Airlines will be able to place its code on 11 Qatar Airways flights from Doha. These include three routes to Turkey, with flights to Istanbul’s Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen Airports, as well as to Ankara.
The codeshare will also cover flights from Doha to Amman, Jordan, and Baku, Azerbaijan, as well …

Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 Cities from Historic Paine Field Near Seattle

Alaska Airlines Announces Flights to 8 Cities from Historic Paine Field Near Seattle

Alaska Airlines announced that it would begin new service to eight destinations from Paine Field in-Snohomish County Airport in Everett, Washington this fall.
Paine Field is the site of Boeing’s Everett assembly plant that was part of the 747 program. Alaska, along with United Airlines, plans to offer scheduled service from the historic airport, which began commercial service in 1939.
The carrier, starting in September, will offer daily flights to Los Angeles, …

Icelandair to Resume Seasonal Flights to San Francisco

Icelandair to Resume Seasonal Flights to San Francisco

Icelandair announced it will relaunch its seasonal service to San Francisco International Airport from Reykjavik on June 1 this year.
The carrier will operate the service four days a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays using Boeing 767 aircraft.
The planes are configured with three cabins and on-board Wi-Fi.
Earlier this week, Icelandair announced that it would relaunch service to Baltimore this June, the first time in 10 years the airline will …