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Alaska Airlines

  1. 1. Alaska Airlines Benedict Gombocz
  2. 2. Alaska Airlines: Overview  Airline headquartered in the Seattle suburb of SeaTac, Washington, in the United States.  Founded in 1932 as McGee Airways; renamed itself as Alaska Airlines in 1944 following a number of mergers and purchases of other airlines, such as Air Service.  Now has service across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and four Hawaiian Islands.  Carries more passengers between Alaska and the contiguous U.S. than any other airline.  Classified as a major carrier airline; seventh-biggest United States airline in passenger traffic.  Its biggest hub is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines’ sister carrier, is closely incorporated into Alaska’s operations, with both airlines sharing several routes; both airlines are also owned by Alaska Air Group.  Was ranked highest by J. D. Power and Associates in customer approval of traditional airlines of North America for the sixth consecutive year in 2013.  Not a member of any of the three major airlines alliances, but still has codeshare agreements with some member airlines of Oneworld (British Airways, LAN Airlines, and American Airlines) and with some SkyTeam members (Air France, Delta Air Lines).  Alaska Air Group, the parent corporation of Alaska Airlines, replaced AMR Corporation in the Dow Jones Transportation Average in 2011.
  3. 3. Alaska Airlines: Hubs  Los Angeles International Airport  Portland International Airport  Seattle-Tacoma International Airport  Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  4. 4. Alaska Airlines: Employees  Alaska Airlines has 9,617 employees as of June 2011.  Alaska’s pilot group is made up of about 1,400 pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International; the Association of Flight Attendants represent the roughly 2,800 flight attendants.  The airline’s baggage-handling operations have been subcontracted to Menzies Aviation from May 2005.  This happened in reaction to refusal of an agreement between IAM (the union which represented the baggage handlers) and Alaska Airlines; it permitted the airline to save almost $13 million every year.
  5. 5. Alaska Airlines: Alaska Airlines Foundation  The Alaska Airlines Foundation, headquartered on the property of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, gives grants to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that are categorized as charities in Alaska and Washington.
  6. 6. Alaska Airlines: Alaska Air Cargo  Alaska Air Cargo has regional operations in parts of the U.S. and the most extensive air cargo operations on the west coast, bigger than that of any other passenger airline.  Alaska’s cargo operations are concentrated chiefly on the northwestern contiguous states and Alaska, specifically between Anchorage and Seattle.  South of Alaska, goods that are transported mainly include fresh Alaskan seafood; the United States Postal Service mail is one of the products transported north from Seattle; Alaska additionally transports goods for remote Alaskan communities and personal packages.
  7. 7. Alaska Airlines: Destinations  Alaska’s route system covers over 92 cities in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico; some of the locations served by the airline in its namesake state are Prudhoe Bay, Anchorage, Adak, Cordova, Juneau, Kodiak, Kotzebue, King Salmon, Nome, and Stika, of which several are cannot be accessed via road.  In 1991, upon the termination of the Soviet Union, the carrier scheduled operations to the Russian Far East, but ended the service only seven years later after the 1998 Russian financial crisis.  Alaska has traditionally been one of the biggest airlines on the West Coast as well as to (and within) Alaska; it particularly has strong presences in Seattle and Portland, and serves four major airports in the San Francisco Bay Area and all five airports in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.  Alaska Airlines, in February 2011, announced a contract under which SkyWest Airlines would start operating six of its West Coast routes beginning in May 2011.  Specifically, they are operating five CRJ-700s bought from Horizon Air under a capacity purchase agreement, which means that SkyWest would own and operate the aircraft, while Alaska Airlines would be liable for marketing and selling tickets for the flights.  The CRJ-700s are operating on routes that are not possible to operate with Horizon’s Bombardier Q400s nor with Alaska’s Boeing 737s.
  8. 8. Alaska Airlines: Codeshare agreements  Alaska Airlines is not a member of any major global airline alliances, but the airline nevertheless has codeshare agreements with several carriers, many of which are members of one of the three alliances. Alaska’s codeshare partners are:   Air France (SkyTeam)  American Airlines (Oneworld)  Cathay Pacific (Oneworld)  Delta Air Lines (SkyTeam)  Emirates  Era Alaska  Fiji Airways  KLM (SkyTeam)  Korean Air (SkyTeam)  LAN (Oneworld)  PenAir   Aeroméxico (Oneworld) Qantas (Oneworld) Alaska flights, as well as Horizon Air flights, have been part of Oneworld Global Explorer fares since 2008.
  9. 9. Alaska Airlines 737-900 in Disney livery
  10. 10. Alaska Airlines aircraft, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
  11. 11. Alaska Airlines 737-700 model
  12. 12. The End  YouTube links:  Alaska Airlines commercial:  Alaska Air Safety Rules Instruction: