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Alaska Airlines launches new Star Wars-themed aircraft

Alaska Airlines joined forces with Disneyland Resort to unveil a new, one-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed aircraft that even Chewbacca would be proud of. The plane, painted space black with the iconic Millennium Falcon emblazoned on the tail chased by TIE fighters, celebrates Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the newest land of adventure inside Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Calif. The p...

Alaska Airlines recalibrates Boeing 737-9 order

Alaska Airlines plans to broaden our mainline fleet by adjusting our current 737-9 aircraft order with Boeing to include the bigger 737-10 and longer-range 737-8, which are all part of the 737 MAX family of planes. These additional 737 models will enhance Alaska's ability to meet specific market requirements with optimal aircraft size and capability. "We're excited to add...

Alaska Airlines expands Finnair codeshare agreement for deeper global reach

Alaska Airlines announced a significant codeshare expansion with our European oneworld partner Finnair, the latest in a series of partnership expansions for Alaska since joining the global alliance in March 2021. Beginning now, Finnair passengers can book connecting flights through Seattle – our hometown airport – to more than 60 destinations througho...

Boeing and Alaska Airlines partner to make flying safer and more sustainable

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced they are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test about 20 technologies on a new 737-9 to enhance the safety and sustainability of air travel. In flights beginning this summer, Boeing and Alaska will test a new halon-free fire-extinguishing agent that significantly reduces effects on the ozone layer, ev...

Alaska Airlines commits to carbon, waste and water goals for 2025, announces path to net zero by 2040

 Alaska Airlines announced its commitment and roadmap to reduce the company's carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and commitments across carbon, waste, and water impacts by 2025. Today's announcement included the release of Alaska's 2020 LIFT Sustainability Report detailing the company's broader climate change strategy, including waste and water initiatives. Ala...

A world of possibilities: Alaska Airlines officially joins oneworld

Marking a milestone in its 89-year history, Alaska Airlines today celebrated its first day as a member of oneworld. Alaska becomes the 14th full member of the global alliance, just eight months after receiving a formal invitation from oneworld in July 2020. "Joining oneworld is joining a family of the best airlines in the world," said Ben Minicu...

Alaska Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 737-9 MAX and started passenger service

First Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX delivered, marking a new phase of modernizing the airline's fleet in the coming years. Alaska pilots flew the aircraft on a short flight from the Boeing Delivery Center at Boeing Field in Seattle to the company's hangar at Sea-Tac International Airport with a small group of Alaska's top leadership on board....

Alaska Airlines boosts 737 MAX orders and options to 120 jets

Boeing and Alaska Airlines announced that the carrier is buying 23 more 737-9 airplanes, building on its original order and an agreement last month to acquire new 737-9s through lease. The new deal brings Alaska Airlines' total 737 MAX orders and options to 120 airplanes, which will give the fifth largest U.S. carrier the scale, efficiency and flexibility to expand as air travel recovers....