Alaska Airlines Returns to Mexico City in August

Alaska Airlines has announced that starting August 8, it will once again offer service to Mexico City. The airline first started flying to Mexico’s capital in 2005 but discontinued those flights in 2015. In March, Alaska received tentative approval for the new flights after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) made available 24 slot pairs … Read moreAlaska Airlines Returns to Mexico City in August

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to Begin East Coast Service

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced Wednesday that they would be introducing three new daily, non-stop services to help connect the East Coast and the West Coast. The new flights will link Portland, Oregon, and New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Nov. 6; Portland and Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Aug. 30; and … Read moreAlaska Airlines, Virgin America to Begin East Coast Service

Alaska Airlines Adds 13 New Flights From San Francisco

Alaska Airlines is adding 13 new nonstop flights from the Bay Area, including service from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport. The routes mark the largest new market announcement in Alaska Airlines history. With the additional flights, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will offer guests 125 daily nonstop itineraries to 42 … Read moreAlaska Airlines Adds 13 New Flights From San Francisco

SWA, JetBlue and Alaska win Mexico City routes

The Department of Transportation has tentatively redistributed the landing rights in Mexico City and New York that it is requiring Delta and Aeromexico to surrender under the terms of the antitrust immunity approval the DOT awarded in December. In an order issued Thursday, three U.S. carriers received all that they requested. Alaska has been tentatively … Read moreSWA, JetBlue and Alaska win Mexico City routes

Alaska Airlines Acquisition of Virgin Airlines Approved

The Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has approved Alaska Airlines’ acquisition of Virgin America, according to a statement by the DOJ.  The approval did not require Alaska Airlines to divest any assets, but the airline did agree to implement changes to its codeshare agreement with American Airlines. The majority of … Read moreAlaska Airlines Acquisition of Virgin Airlines Approved