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Founded as McGee Airways in 1932, Alaska Airlines is based in Seattle, Washington. It is the seventh largest US air carrier, serving more 100 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and four Hawaiian Islands. Headquartered in SeaTac, Washington, its main hub is at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport.

A major carrier, Alaska Airlines along with its sister concern Horizon Air is closely integrated into Alaska's operations. These airlines share several routes. It doesn’t have code share agreement with any major airline, but it does have agreements with some members of Oneworld and SkyTeam such as British Airways, American Airlines, Air France, Korean Air etc. Employing 12,998 employees including 1550 pilots and 3400 flight attendants,  the airlines ensures widespread covering. It has a flight fleet of 137 aircrafts, the baggage handling of which is outsourced to Menzies Aviation. Operations sourcing allows it to save approximately $13 million/year.

Its two subsidiaries- the Alaska Airlines Foundation and Alaska Cargo are aimed at giving grants and helping out non-profit charitable organizations while the latter one carries cargo operations in different parts of United States.

Fleet

Despite facing economic hardships in the 70s and 80s, Alaska Airlines has grown and prospered, now consisting of 137 aircrafts in its fleet. Some of these aircrafts are mentioned below

Boeing 737-400

Serving as a better version of 737-300 and 757-200, Boeing 737-400 was launched to compete directly with Airbus A320. The aircraft has been designed to include another 10 feet to the fuselage and can carry up to 168 passengers. It strengthened the wing spar and prevented tail-scraping issue which was popular with the earlier versions of 757. The aircraft is also available in 400F version with the company, which has freight capacities as well.

Boeing 737-700

The Next generation Boeing 737-700 was launched to provide two class cabins. It comes with 149 all economy configurations as well as 137 two class configurations. The convertible version of the same isn’t available with the airlines. It instead uses Boeing 737-400F for freight and cargo purposes.

Boeing 737- 800

Alaska Airlinesreplaced McDonnell Douglas MD80 series with Boeing 737-800 aircrafts. The aircraft saves $2000 on a full flight, saving several precious dollars of the government. It might even save up to $8,500 in case of increased fuel prices. The product includes 162 seats in two class passenger layout.

Boeing 737-900 and 900ER

The longest variant of Boeing 737 series, 900 was launched as the same configuration as 800 and comes with retained MTOW features along with same fuel capacity. It competes with Airbus AA321. Another successor, 900ER is also a part of the airline, which is another large variant aircraft offered with rear pressure bulkhead. 180 passengers can be seated in the plane with two class configuration layout.

Routes and Destinations

Classified as a major carrier, Alaska Airlines is the seventh largest US passenger air carrier. Its main hub is located at the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport while it’s three other hubs are at Portland International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. It is the biggest passenger flight operator between Alaska and the contiguous United States. However most of its revenue is generated from routes outside the state.

With a network that spans across 92 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, Alaska Airlines has code share agreements with some of the members of Oneworld and SkyTeam. While the airline kept on expanding its routes and services it happened to cease operations in a couple of places, which include Long Beach, Redmond, Toronto, Khabarovsk, Magadan, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Miami, Boise etc. 

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