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Alaska Airlines Testing In-Flight Wi-Fi

1 October 2007

American Airlines (in conjunction with Aircell) may be the first airline to offer in-flight broadband in the United States, but Alaska Airlines isn’t too far behind in this area of innovation. The airline has announced plans to test out in-flight Wi-Fi next year using a satellite-based system which will be the first of its kind tested in the U.S. for the purpose of this service. If the testing goes well, Alaska Airlines hopes to add the Wi-Fi service to all of its planes. The service is designed to work over water and across international boundaries making it possible to connect when flying to such destinations as Hawaii. Whether connection will be fee-based or free is yet to be determined.


Alaska will start nonstops to Boston, Orlando

6 January 2007

Alaska Airlines will open two nonstop transcontinental markets from Portland beginning Sept. 9, the airline announced Friday.

Seattle-based Alaska began selling seats Friday for Portland’s only daily nonstop flights to Boston and Orlando.

To start the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $99, plus fees, for Portland-Boston and Portland-Orlando flights. Customers must purchase their tickets by Feb. 8 and travel by Dec. 14.

source: Oregon Live

Alaska Airline’s on-time performance slips

5 January 2007

Alaska Airlines’ on-time performance fell to 71.2 percent in November, down from 79.5 percent a month earlier, according to U.S. government statistics.

The airline, a subsidiary of Seattle-based Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), fell to No. 16 in the government’s on-time ranking of 20 airlines in November, the latest month tracked by the Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report. In October, Alaska Airlines ranked No. 5.

source: Business Journal

Alaska Air boosting service to Mexico

28 October 2006

Alaska Airlines said Friday it is adding five nonstop Mexico routes from the West Coast and increasing the frequency of some existing routes, boosting its capacity to Mexico by 22 percent this fall.

The airline will add nonstop service between Los Angeles and La Paz, Portland, Ore. and both Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, San Francisco and Cancun and Seattle and Cancun.

fuente: msn