A new and exciting season of events, activities and healthy outdoor opportunities for Southcentral Alaska residents of all ages begins Sunday, October 1, when the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) kicks off its 2017-18 season programming. NSAA opens the season by introducing new leadership and details for two of its most popular community programs: Junior Nordic and Ski Train.
Ravn Air Group (“Ravn”), Alaska’s leading regional air transportation and logistics company, announced that, effective immediately, it has reorganized its senior management team and installed a simpler and more efficient leadership structure following its successful recruitment of some of the airline industry’s most seasoned and successful professionals.
Conventions, conferences, meetings and events held in the Golden Heart of Alaska bring attendees, participants and spectators to the community that positively impact the local economy. The Estimated Direct Attendee Spending (EDAS) is a nationally-accepted economic impact calculation of meetings based on the factors of number of out-of-town meeting attendees, number of nights in a local lodging facility and an average expenditure rate. The calculation does not include economic-model multipliers.
Alaska Air Cargo today began a new chapter in its business, introducing the first converted Boeing 737-700 cargo aircraft. The aircraft is the first of its kind in the world and was converted from an all-passenger to an all-freight aircraft. The aircraft is entering commercial service today, carrying goods from Seattle to the state of Alaska.
This morning, for the very first time, Ketchikan welcomed its one millionth cruise ship visitor in a single summer season, a sure sign that Alaska’s cruise ship industry, and its tourism industry, are a vibrant and growing sector of Alaska’s economy.
Alyeska Resort has teamed up with Chugach Living Magazine and Visit Anchorage to produce a culinary event held at The Hotel Alyeska October 6 – 8, 2017. The event will feature chef’s from around Southcentral Alaska showcasing their specialties. The event is a celebration of Alaska's food scene and culinary culture with a focus on sustainability and locally sourced Alaskan ingredients.
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.