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Alaska Airlines Names New VP of Finance and Controller

Alaska Airlines Names New VP of Finance and Controller

Alaska Airlines announced the appointment of Emily Halverson to the position of vice president of finance and controller.
Ms. Halverson, who joined the carrier in 2016, is currently managing director of accounting and assistant controller.  In that role, she had a leadership role in the financial integration of Virgin America into the company.  Prior to that role, she served as director of financial reporting and, later, director of investor relations.
In a …

JetBlue, Alaska Plan to Trim Summer Schedules After Recent Spate of Cancellations

JetBlue, Alaska Plan to Trim Summer Schedules After Recent Spate of Cancellations

 
Two major carriers in the United States said they would reduce flights in the coming months in an effort to avoid a repeat of a recent spate of cancellations.
JetBlue Airways said over the weekend that it would reduce flights starting in May and throughout the summer amidst staffing limitations.  The New York-based carrier had cancelled over 300 flights.
Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines said it would reduce flights as well, to allow for …

Alaska Airlines Appoints Regional Vice President for California

Alaska Airlines Appoints Regional Vice President for California

American Airlines and Aer Lingus announced a codeshare agreement for flights between the United States and Europe.
The move comes on the heels of an expansion of the codeshare agreement between American’s Northeast Alliance partner, JetBlue Airways, and Aer Lingus in December of last year.
The new codeshare agreement is part of the overarching Atlantic Joint Business agreement that also includes British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair.   All of the aforementioned carriers except …

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 8: CDC Foresees ‘Precipitous Decline’ in Omicron, New York Mandates Third Vaccine Dose for Healthcare Workers

Coronavirus Morning News Brief – Jan. 8: CDC Foresees ‘Precipitous Decline’ in Omicron, New York Mandates Third Vaccine Dose for Healthcare Workers

Good morning. This is Jonathan Spira reporting. Here now the news of the pandemic from across the globe on the eighth day of 2022.
The first week of a new year is typically one in which workers return to work after winter holidays.  This year is markedly different in that employees are calling in sick with Covid thanks to the fast moving omicron variant or because they were exposed to it …

Omicron Surge Causes Travel Chaos During Peak Holiday Travel Weekend as At Least 6,000 Flights Are Cancelled

Omicron Surge Causes Travel Chaos During Peak Holiday Travel Weekend as At Least 6,000 Flights Are Cancelled

 

The wave of massive flight cancellations continued on Sunday, the day after Christmas, which is known as Boxing Day in some countries and Stefanitag in others.
An omicron surge in the midst of a the Christmas holiday weekend has resulted in an additional 1,200 flights being cancelled in the United States on Sunday, including those flying in and out of the country, according to data from FlightAware, which tracks such information.  …

United, Delta Cancel Hundreds of Christmas Eve Flights Due to Covid-Related Staffing Shortages

United, Delta Cancel Hundreds of Christmas Eve Flights Due to Covid-Related Staffing Shortages

 
Airlines in the United States began to cancel hundreds of flights on Thursday that were scheduled to operate on Christmas Eve as the omicron variant began to dramatically impact airline staffing.
United Airlines, the world’s fourth largest carrier, cancelled at least 173 flights as of 10 a.m. EST on Friday, along with at least 68 scheduled for Christmas Day, while Delta Air Lines, the second largest carrier, had cancelled 143 for …

Alaska Airlines to Eliminate the Use of All Plastic Water Bottles and Cups In Flight

Alaska Airlines to Eliminate the Use of All Plastic Water Bottles and Cups In Flight

Alaska Airlines will make a major advance in its sustainability practices, announcing it will eliminate all plastic water bottles and cups in its in-flight service.
The change goes into effect on Thursday.
The Seattle-based airline will partner with Boxed Water is Better, a company that provides water in 92% plant-based cartons.
The airline says that the switch will save 1.8 million pounds of single-use plastics in the course of the coming year.  The …