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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....

air-omatherapy at 30,000 feet by Alaska Airlines

 Alaska Airlines announced a partnership with leading personal care brand EO, extending Alaska's Next-Level Care commitment to health and safety and taking self-care to new heights. Starting Aug. 21, guests on all Alaska flights will be offered a complimentary, single-use EO hand sanitizing wipe, which is 99.9% effective against common germs, scented with pur...

Alaska Airlines to require face masks for frontline employees and flyers

To align with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and to keep employees and guests safe, face masks will be mandatory for guests starting May 11 and for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air employees who cannot maintain six feet of social distance from guests or co-workers, starting May 4. This includes pilots, flight attendants and customer service agents.  ...

Alaska Airlines' newest painted Pixar-themed aircraft

In collaboration with the Disneyland Resort, Alaska Airlines showcased its latest special-edition aircraft livery today that offers a whimsical tribute to Pixar Pier, a reimagined land at Disney California Adventure Park. A trio of familiar Pixar characters span both sides of the aircraft: Woody, Buzz Lightyear and Jessie of Toy Story fame. For more added fun, one of the Aliens from t...