Alaska Airlines’ Gogo® Inflight Internet service is now available on nearly all aircraft in its fleet. With the installation of the service scheduled for completion later this month, Alaska’s fleet will be 92 percent Wi-Fi equipped, which includes its 737-800 and –900 aircraft flying predominantly longer routes. Only seven of the airline’s 117 Boeing 737s will not offer Wi-Fi, including its freighter and combi (part-passenger/part-freight) aircraft and three 737-400s.
Alaska Airlines announced that Marilyn F. Romano has been named regional vice president – Alaska. Romano, vice president and publisher of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, the state’s second-largest newspaper, will assume her new role by early August.
Alaska Airlines today announced that SkyWest Airlines will begin flying six West Coast routes currently operated by Horizon Air, starting May 14.
Alaska Airlines has become the latest carrier to boost its services to Mexico following the collapse of local rival Mexicana. The carrier will begin to offer services from Sacramento and San Jose to Mexico City from December this year.
Employment figures in the US aviation industry continued to fall during June, with the sector shedding 8,700 posts over the past year. Delta Air Lines was able to buck the trend – taking on over 4,000 employees – following the acquisition of Northwest Airlines.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air customers checking bags can expect to retrieve their luggage five minutes sooner through an enhanced baggage service guarantee beginning today.
Alaska Air Group, Inc. today announced that its board of directors approved a stock repurchase program authorizing the company to buy up to $50 million of its common stock.
Alaska Airlines today will inaugurate thrice-weekly service between San Jose, Calif., and Kahului, Maui, and four-times-weekly service between San Jose and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii starting March 12, 2010.
Alaska Airlines announced today it is offering a specially discounted “constituent fare” to residents of the state of Alaska for travel to Juneau during the 2010 legislative session.
New route complements new flights between Portland and Maui and Texas