JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today began accepting applications for the second cycle of its innovative new pilot recruiting pathway - Gateway Select - the airline’s competency-based training program for aspiring pilots. The opening of the second window comes as JetBlue’s first set of six candidates complete the airline-focused training program and continue to earn their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flight time.
Jeff Butler, a 34-year veteran of Alaska Airlines, has been named Alaska's new vice president of inflight and call center services, succeeding Andy Schneider, who was named vice president of people last month.
Alaska Airlines announced today that the company has signed an agreement to become the official airline of the San Francisco Giants for the next seven years, extending the partnership that Virgin America established with the organization in 2008. To celebrate this partnership and Alaska's commitment to the Bay Area, the company unveiled the design for an Airbus 321 featuring the Giants logo and team colors that will begin flying early next year.
Great Alaskan Holidays (www.rvak.com), Alaska’s largest RV rental, sales, and service business headquartered in Anchorage, has just been awarded the 2017 Circle of Excellence Award; Recognizing Excellence in Sales and Customer Service, from Winnebago Industries.
Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected Diana Birkett Rakow vice president of external relations, leading the airline's government affairs, corporate communications and community relations teams in Alaska, Hawaii, San Francisco and Seattle. Birkett Rakow succeeds Joe Sprague, a 17-year veteran of the airline, who left Sept. 1.
The Alaska Zoo will kick off fall with its annual Moose Madness celebration on Saturday, Sept. 2, from noon – 4 p.m. and keep the fall fun going with its first-ever Zookeeper Games and fall carnival on Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon – 4 p.m. Then, the Alaska Zoo will also offer guests with mobility difficulties a chance to explore the grounds and visit with animals at Access Zoo days on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 13, from noon – 3 p.m.
JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU), the first U.S. airline to bring affordable and convenient commercial air travel to Cuba after more than 50 years, today announced the long-anticipated opening of its City Ticket Office and Airport Ticket Office in Havana. Both locations offer a new option for Cubans to book travel on JetBlue, with the added benefit of in-person interactions which will provide the personal, helpful and simple customer experience the airline is known for.
Alaska Airlines announced today that Singapore Airlines will be its newest Global Partner. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer loyalty programs will begin earning miles on each other's flights beginning Sept. 27. Mileage Plan members will be able to redeem miles for travel awards on Singapore Airlines-operated flights at a later date.
How many independent visitors arrive in Juneau every year? Travel Juneau fields that question regularly, but had only an educated guess. With the release of the Juneau Visitor Profile (Summer 2016), the organization has a clearer answer.
Alaska Airlines this week begins daily, nonstop service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona. With these new flights, Alaska serves more destinations from Mineta San Jose International Airport than any other airline by offering nonstop service to 18 destinations with a total of 31 daily departures.