Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines Pledges to Reduce Carbon Emissions to Net-Zero by 2040

Alaska Airlines Pledges to Reduce Carbon Emissions to Net-Zero by 2040

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to reduce its carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040.
To reach this goal over the next 19 years, the carrier plans to renew its fleet to include more fuel-efficient aircraft. The airline has already ordered additional Boeing 737 Max aircraft, which have 22% better fuel-efficiency than Alaska’s current aircraft that they will replace.
The carrier also plans to transition to Sustainable Aviation Fuels, or SAF, which …

Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

Alaska Airlines announced plans on Thursday for a new lounge in Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.  The airline said it will take over the space previously occupied by the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge there.
The move comes as the Seattle-based airline continues to expand its presence at the Bay Area airport.
Virgin America had had its operations in Terminal 2 when Alaska acquired the airline in 2016 and Alaska …

Alaska Airlines Officially Joins Oneworld

Alaska Airlines Officially Joins Oneworld

Alaska Airlines became a full member of the oneworld alliance on March 31, 2021.
Oneworld is the first global alliance the Seattle-based carrier has ever joined.
“Joining oneworld is joining a family of the best airlines in the world,” said Ben Minicucci, the airline’s CEO, noting that the move will “into a truly global airline… [that connects it] with the worldwide reach of our oneworld partners.”
Joining the group will give the airline “more …

Alaska Airlines Appoints von Muehlen as New COO

Alaska Airlines Appoints von Muehlen as New COO

Alaska Air Group announced the appointment of Constance von Muehlen to the position of chief operating officer of Alaska Airlines.
Ms. von Muehlen will succeed Gary Beck, the current chief operating officer, who is entering retirement.  Mr. Beck, who joined the carrier as vice president of flight operations in 2008 and then served as president of Alaska Air subsidiary Horizon Air.
After joining Alaska in 2011, Ms. von Muehlen served in a …

Alaska to Launch Four New Routes from Western U.S.

Alaska to Launch Four New Routes from Western U.S.

Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin to operate two new routes from Boise, Idaho and two new routes from Seattle, Washington on June 17.
The carrier will offer daily non-stop service from Boise to both Chicago and Austin in the summer, operated with Embraer E175 aircraft. In addition to the new routes, the airline said that it plans to add an extra daily flight between Sacramento and Boise.
Alaska will also …

Alaska to Launch 4 New Routes Linking California and Montana

Alaska to Launch 4 New Routes Linking California and Montana

Alaska Airlines announced that it plans to begin four new routes between California and Montana this summer. The carrier will launch flights from Los Angeles and San Diego to Kalispell, Montana on May 20, as well as flights from San Diego and San Francisco to Bozeman on June 17.
Alaska will operate flights between Los Angeles and Kalispell on Wednesdays and Saturdays and flights between San Diego and Kalispell on Mondays, …

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Intrastate Flights in ‘California, On Us’ Promo

Alaska Airlines to Offer Free Intrastate Flights in ‘California, On Us’ Promo

Alaska Airlines announced a new promotion for California residents that offers them complimentary intrastate flights.
As part of the  “California, On Us” promotion, anyone who lives in California and enrolls in the airline’s Mileage Plan loyalty program by March 3 will receive a discount code good for a flight to any of the airline’s destinations within California.
The first 25,000 California residents who register will receive the code for a complimentary flight …