Wednesday, July 24, 2024

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 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 does first Seattle salmon season run

The season’s first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon made the 1,300-mile journey from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle onboard an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 this morning – marking the start of the summer salmon grilling season. In addition to the 22,000 pounds of fish delivered this morning, Alaska has four flights scheduled throughout the day […]

Alaska Airlines’ booking engine to be powered by SmartKargo

SmartKargo has been selected by Alaska Airlines to provide its state-of-the-art booking engine for Alaska’s expanding cargo business throughout North America. The IT provider will provide the leading-edge technology to drive growth and business innovation for the carrier. The cloud-based SmartKargo solution will feature ease-of-use for cargo customers through a smart booking process that provides […]

Alaska to launch multiple services to Newark

Alaska Airlines is to add multiple new services to the New York area with services from Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle to Newark Liberty International Airport. All the flights will be daily using Boeing 737s, with the Portland – Newark service starting on 10 November, followed by San Diego – Newark on 21 […]

Carriers given permission for US – Havana services

Eight US carriers have been given permission to fly to Havana by the US Department of Transportation, filling the 20 daily flights agreed by the US and Cuban governments. Twelve airlines applied to serve the island nation’s capital, and Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines and […]

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 […]

Alaska upgrading fleet as it continues to diversify its business

Despite low oil prices reducing exploration activity, Alaska Airlines is remaining positive as it upgrades its fleet. The airline tells Air Cargo Week: “With the drop in fuel prices, we have seen a slowdown in oil exploration related activity in a number of places across our network. We foresee this trend continuing through 2016 as […]

US carriers apply for permission to serve Cuba

New United Airlines Cargo website

US carriers are looking to take advantage of the US and Cuba agreeing to resume scheduled services by applying to the US Department of Transportation for approval for non-stop flights. So far, Alaska Airlines would like to operate twice daily flights between Los Angeles and Havana with a Boeing 737-900ER, while Delta Air Lines want […]

Seattle airport, Alaska Airlines and Boeing to partner on biofuel

The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal – powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. The gateway says it is the first US airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to incorporate aviation biofuel into its infrastructure in […]