Thursday, July 18, 2024

Alaska Air Cargo begins testing passenger aircraft to fly critical cargo

Alaska Air Cargo announced it will fly passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods like mail, medical equipment, e-commerce packages and food throughout its domestic network. Filling the passenger cabin with cargo will backfill the loss in capacity across the continental United States and Hawaii after passenger flights were reduced. “We’re determined to […]

Alaska Air Cargo gets salmon season started

Over eight tonnes of fresh Copper River salmon arrived at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 6.30am on Friday 17 May marking the start of the salmon season. The fish arrived on an Alaska Airlines flight, and by noon Alaska Air Cargo had delivered over 22 tonnes of Copper River salmon to the Lower 48 with more […]

Alaska-Virgin America merger opens up cargo capacity

Alaska Air Cargo is expecting cargo capacity to increase by 40 per cent in the US following its merger with Virgin America. Starting tomorrow (19 June), the belly space in 71 Airbus aircraft will be utilised to provide customers with new shipping destinations and increased frequencies throughout the Alaska Airlines network. Before the merger Virgin […]

Alaska Air Cargo brings Copper River salmon to Seattle

Alaska Air Cargo has delivered more than 29 tonnes of wild Copper River salmon to Seattle for the start of the summer salmon grilling season. The first flight landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 06.30am on 18 May, with an additional three flights delivering yet more fish following by midday, marking the start of the […]

Alaska Airlines adds Freight For Less for Club 49 members

Alaska Airlines has added a new perk called ‘Freight for Less’ for its Club 49 program members enabling them to make major savings on intra-state cargo shipments. Members can save up to 90 per cent, booking up to 100 pounds of freight through Alaska Air Cargo for a flat rate of $10. Individual shipments dropped […]

Alaska Air Cargo launches real-time booking engine

Alaska Air Cargo has launched a new booking and tracking capability powered by SmartKargo. Alaska’s adoption of the SmartKargo Portal functionality now leverages all IATA standard C-IMP messages to communicate with the airline’s existing systems landscape. It also provides the technology to adopt the paperless transformation of key business processes, including e-AWB and the capability to digitally collect, store and […]

World’s first 737-700 converted freighter launched by Alaska

Alaska Air Cargo has introduced the first converted Boeing 737-700 Freighter – the first of its kind in the world and the aircraft entered commercial service today, carrying goods from Seattle to the state of Alaska. The aircraft was converted over 19 months in Tel Aviv by Israel Aerospace Industries andAlaska will take delivery of two […]

New x-ray scanners for Alaska Air Cargo

Alaska Air Cargo has ordered Astrophysics XIS-1517DV 200kV x-ray scanners for its Pacific northwest airline hubs. The X-ray systems will replace and upgrade aging cargo scanning equipment being phased out of service and standardise Astrophysics’ technology across its US facilities. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requires all cargo transported on passenger aircraft be 100 per cent […]

Alaska kicks off salmon grilling season with 80,000 pound shipment

Alaska Airlines has helped kick off the summer salmon grilling season by transporting 80,000 pounds of fresh Copper River salmon to Seattle. The first flight landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 06.00h on 17 May with 20,000 pounds of fish on board, followed by another three with an additional 60,000 pounds. Alaska Air Cargo continues […]