Alaska Airlines News Stories

Boeing To Offer Biofuel For Airline Delivery Flights

March 8, 2019

Boeing will soon offer airlines and operators the option of powering their newly delivered aircraft with biofuel for the flight to their home base.


Alaska Air Starts Paine Field Flying

March 4, 2019

Alaska Airlines launched the first commercial services from Everett's Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport on Monday with a flight to Portland, Oregon.


Alaska Air Delays Paine Field Launch

January 22, 2019

Alaska Airlines has delayed the launch of commercial service from Seattle’s Paine Field due to the US federal government shutdown.


Alaska Air Adds Paine Field Flights As Southwest Exits

November 15, 2018

Southwest Airlines has abandoned plans to start flying from Paine Field, north of Seattle, and said it had transferred its slots to Alaska Airlines.


Airline Employee Steals, Crashes Plane Near Seattle

August 11, 2018

US authorities are investigating the Friday night crash of a Horizon Air Q400 aircraft near Seattle-Tacoma airport in Washington state after an airline employee took off without clearance and flew the plane for about an hour before it crashed.



Alaska Air F/As Ratify Collective Agreement

April 3, 2018

Flight attendants at Alaska Airlines have voted to ratify a joint collective bargaining agreement covering Alaska Air and former Virgin America staff.


Alaska, Virgin America F/A Merger Agreed

February 14, 2018

Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants have reached a tentative agreement to merge the airline’s and Virgin America’s flight attendant groups.


US Airlines Improved On-Time, Bump Rates In 2017

February 8, 2018

US airlines improved their on-time performance last year and reduced their bumping rates to the lowest level since 1995, according to US Department of Transportation figures.


Alaska Air Selects Cities For New Paine Field Flights

January 16, 2018

Alaska Airlines has announced details of its new services at Seattle-area airport Paine Field-Snohomish County.


US Airlines Post Improved On-Time Performance

January 12, 2018

US airlines had a good month in November for on-time performance and cancellations, with the on-time arrival rate the highest since the downturn following the global financial crisis in 2009.