Tag: Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines A320 Reported Unusual Odour on Board

Reading Time: 1 minute An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Seattle to Santa Ana (USA), reported unusual odour on board. Aircraft was climbing through FL270 out of Seattle when the crew stopped the climb and decided to return to Seattle reporting an unusual odour on board. The aircraft landed safely back in Seattle about 30 minutes after departure. […]

Alaska Airlines Partner with Neste to Reduce Aviation Emissions

Reading Time: 1 minute Alaska Airlines and Neste have joined together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Not only will the initial partnership allow the reduction of emissions, it will also allow Alaska Airlines to work with Neste to develop the wider adoption of renewable fuels for a more sustainable aviation industry. At present, the only viable replacement for fossil […]

Alaska Airlines Goes Strawless in Partnership with Nonprofit Lonely Whale

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alaska Airlines and Lonely Whale announced the airlines’ initiative to replace single-use, non-recyclable, plastic stir straws and citrus picks with sustainable alternatives in its airport lounges and on all domestic and international commercial flights starting July 16, 2018. The initiative is one of many in Alaska Airlines’ push for sustainability and goal of reducing its […]

Alaska Airlines Airbus A321 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Alaska Airlines Airbus A321 was performing flight from Los Angeles to New York JFK when the crew reported an indication of a high oil temperature on the right hand engine (LEAP1) and shut the engine down. The aircraft diverted to Philadelphia for a safe landing on Philadelphia’s runway 27L about 90 minutes after leaving FL330. […]

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America, Horizon Air Employees Receive $148m

Reading Time: 2 minutes Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are receiving $118 million in incentive bonuses. For most employees, this equates to an average of more than 7 percent of their annual pay in 2017. In addition, 23,000 Air Group employees will receive a one-time $1,000 bonus on Jan. 29 from […]

Alaska Airlines Signs $500 Million Support Agreement

Reading Time: 1 minute Alaska Airlines and CFM International have signed a nine-year Rate Per Flight Hour (RPFH) maintenance agreement to support 128 CFM56-7B engines that power the airline’s s fleet of Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft. The agreement, which includes spare engines, is valued at nearly $500 million U.S. at list price. Rate per Flight Hour agreements are part […]

Alaska Air Cargo Introduces World’s First Converted 737-700 Freighter

Reading Time: 2 minutes Alaska Air Cargo began a new chapter in its business, introducing the first converted Boeing 737-700 cargo aircraft. The aircraft is the first of its kind in the world and was converted from an all-passenger to an all-freight aircraft. The aircraft is entering commercial service today, carrying goods from Seattle to the state of Alaska. […]

Horizon Airlines Exits Colorado Springs Over Pilot Shortage

Reading Time: 1 minute Horizon Air – operating for Alaska Airlines – will cancel its 1x daily Seattle service from Colorado Springs due to a pilot shortage. The service is expected to end on November 4, the airport has announced. Horizon’s operations have been severely hampered this year by a lack of qualified pilots for its fleet of fifty-two […]

Alaska Airlines Announces 13 New Nonstop Routes From the Bay Area

Reading Time: 2 minutes Three months after its acquisition of Virgin America, Alaska Airlines is growing its Bay Area footprint, adding 13 new nonstop markets from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the single largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history. With the additional flights, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will […]

Alaska Airlines to Hire for 2,300 Frontline Jobs in 2017

Reading Time: 2 minutes A forecasted more than 2,300 frontline jobs will be up for grabs at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air throughout 2017. The growing airlines are looking for candidates to fill hundreds of flight attendant, pilot, reservations and customer service jobs throughout the airlines’ route network. Jobs will be posted to alaskaair.jobs and horizonair.jobs throughout the year. […]