Alaska Airlines launches Embraer E175 jet service in Alaska

Alaska Airlines launched regional jet services in the state of Alaska on the Embraer E175 aircraft. The airline announced that the E175 would be operated by Alaska Airlines’ regional partner and sister-company Horizon Air. The air carrier Alaska Airlines claimed that moving 76-seat Embraer E175 jets onto Alaska routes would help to increase regional flight frequencies among Anchorage and Fairbanks....


Boeing to sell more 737 MAX for Alaska Airlines?

Boeing is in talks with Alaska Airlines, a major American airline, to sell more 737 MAXs after the aircraft recertification....


Alaska Airlines officially poised to join oneworld alliance

Alaska Airlines is officially set to join oneworld, after the alliance sent out an official invitation. The carrier hopes to fast-track its membership and join by the end of 2020....


Alaska Airlines Flight 422 diverted by unruly passenger

An unruly passenger who shouted threats on board an Alaska Airlines flight 422 forced the aircraft to return back to Seattle....


American Airlines cuts international flight network

Citing low demand, American Airlines made heavy cuts to its international network capacity....


Virgin America disappears

Sixteen months after its fusion with Alaska Airlines, Virgin America vanished during the night between April 24 and 25, 2018. Boarding desks, gates… nothing remains of the brand in the 29 airports it was serving....


Alaska Airlines Is Being Sued By Their Co-Pilot Who Claims That Captain Has Drugged And Raped Her

Last June first officer of Alaska Airlines, Betty Pina was paired up with a veteran captain for a three-day flight to Minneapolis. She claims she was drugged and raped by the colleague during this trip...


Alaska Airlines ex-pilot pleads guilty to flying under influence

A former captain with Alaska Airlines agreed to plead guilty to flying passenger aircraft while under the influence of alcohol in a plea agreement filed in United States District Court on February 6, 2018, the U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed in a statement. In the plea agreement the parties agreed on one year and a day in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release sentence....


Alaska Airlines &Virgin America gain single operating certificate

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a single operating certificate for Alaska Airlines and Virgin America. A year after Alaska acquired Virgin America, the certification now allows the two airlines to operate as a single carrier, thus putting the latter carrier a step closer to cease existing....


Horizon Air appoints new CEO and COO

Alaska Air Group announced that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air's new president and Chief Executive Officer, and Constance von Muehlen will be its Chief Operating Officer....