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Alaska Airlines to Operate San Francisco-New Orleans Route

Alaska Airlines to Operate San Francisco-New Orleans Route

Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new daily service between San Francisco and New Orleans. The flights will be operated by Virgin America’s Airbus A320 aircraft.
Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 8:48 a.m. and arrive at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 3:03 p.m. From New Orleans, flights are scheduled to depart at 4 p.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 6:30 p.m.
Virgin America’s A320s are equipped …

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue to Offer Status Match to Mosaic

JetBlue Airways said Friday it would offer members of other airlines’ frequent-flyer programs a match to Mosaic status.
The match would be valid for the remainder of 2017 and is applicable to flyers with the following elite status levels: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, MVP Gold, and MVP Gold 75k; American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum, AAdvantage Platinum Pro, and AAdvantage Executive Platinum; Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Medallion Silver, Medallion Gold, Medallion Platinum, and …

Alaska Air Announces Winding Down of Virgin America’s Elevate Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Air Announces Winding Down of Virgin America’s Elevate Frequent Flyer Program

Alaska Airlines announced detailed information about the transition from Virgin America’s Elevate frequent flyer program to Alaska’s Mileage Plan and when various Elevate partnerships will come to an end.
The Elevate program itself will be supplanted by Mileage Plan on January 1, 2018. The last date on which it will be possible to earn miles on Elevate by flying Alaska will be December 31, 2017.
The last date on which members may …

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

Airlines at LAX Execute ‘Largest Relocation in Airport History’

As part of a major reshuffling at Los Angeles International Airport, 15 airlines began to move over the weekend some or all of their operations to a different terminal at the facility.
The move, part of LAX’ “massive modernization effort” according to Sean Burton, president of the Los Angeles World Airport’s Board of Airport Commissioners, started late Friday night and will continue into the beginning of the week, albeit only during …

Alaska Air Group Sees Large Revenue Increase in First Post-Merger Quarter

Alaska Air Group Sees Large Revenue Increase in First Post-Merger Quarter

Alaska Air Group reported financial results for the first quarter of 2017.
This is the first quarter that the company’s results have included those of Virgin America, which Alaska acquired on December 14, 2016.  It is important to note that Q1 2016 results do not include Virgin America.
Alaska reported net income of $99 million for Q1 2017, significantly lower than last year’s net income of $184 million. The airline said that …

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to Relocate to JFK’s Terminal 7

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to Relocate to JFK’s Terminal 7

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced that the two carriers plan to move their operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Terminal 7. Alaska currently operates out of Terminal 8, while Virgin operates out of the airport’s Terminal 4.
Alaska, which acquired Virgin America last December, said that the relocation is expected to be complete by October of this year.
The two airlines will join British Airways, Qantas, and …

Alaska Air Sees March Traffic Increase While Load Factor Drops Slightly

Alaska Air Sees March Traffic Increase While Load Factor Drops Slightly

Alaska Air Group announced operational results for March 2017.
System-wide traffic for Alaska Air Group, expressed in revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, increased by 5.5% year-over-year, up to 4.37 billion RPMs from 4.1 billion in March of 2016.
Capacity was 5.12 billion available seat miles, or ASMs, a year-over-year increase of 5.7% from 4.8 billion ASMs.
System-wide load factor for the month was 85.4%, a 0.2 percentage point decrease from March of 2016’s …