Alaska Airlines

Founded
1932
Type
Full Service Carrier, Regional
Fleet size
333
Destinations
116
Passengers per year
N/A

Alaska Airlines is one of the 5 largest airlines in the United States. The airline operates many relatively short domestic flights.

Organization

Alaska Airlines is part of the Alaska Air Group and has multiple subsidiaries among which the airlines Horizon Air, SkyWest Airlines, PenAir, and Ravn Alaska. In 2016, the airline also acquired the airline Virgin America.

Parent company
Alaska Air Group
Frequent Flyer Program
Mileage Plan

History

Alaska Airlines was founded in 1932 as McGee Airways. In 1934, the airline was acquired by Star Air Service which was renamed in 1937 to Star Air Lines.  In 1941, Star Air Lines merged with three other Alaskan airlines and became Alaska Star Alliance. The current name, Alaska Airlines, was founded in 1944.

Baggage

Alaska Airlines allows passengers to bring 1 piece of cabin luggage and 1 personal item at no additional costs. Checked luggage is only included in some of the ticket classes, otherwise, passengers can bring checked luggage for an additional fee. Please consult website Alaska Airlines for more information.

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In-flight Wi-Fi

Alaska Airlines offers in-flight Wi-Fi on some of its aircraft. The in-flight Wi-Fi is available for an additional charge. Please consult website Alaska Airlines for more information.

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