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Time to celebrate - since 2018, 100% of Alaska Airlines fleet has been outfitted with Recaro seats

The decade-long partnership between Recaro Aircraft Seating and Alaska Airlines began with the selection of the CL4400 and the Crystal Cabin and Red Dot Award-winning BL3520. By project conclusion, more than 27K pax were delivered and installed on Alaska’s Boeing fleet. Subsequent projects throughout the years have delivered nearly 20K pax for various cabin retrofit and linefit pro...

Further modernization of the fleet - Alaska Airlines orders 52 Boeing 737 MAX

Alaska Airlines is expanding its 737 MAX fleet with an order for 52 airplanes, exercising options for an additional 42 737-10 and 10 737-9 jets. With the order, the airline is advancing its efforts to build one of the most efficient and sustainable fleets in the industry. Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci, commented: "This investment secures aircraft to optimize our growth t...

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...