Who we are

Updated March 2022

Alaska Airlines and our regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.

From the beginning, we’ve known what matters most: keeping our guests and each other safe, doing what’s right, creating meaningful connections and daring to care when others haven’t.

We always want your trip to be the good kind of memorable—from planning to landing, and everything in between. That means providing low fares, award-winning customer service and offering more nonstop flights from the West Coast than any other airline, while also making it easy to join the most generous loyalty program in the skies. It means keeping our earth healthy through sustainable practices and employing the kind of people who go the extra mile for every single guest. Every single day. 

Care is reflected in everything we do, and we hope you see it for yourself. 

Alaska is a member of the oneworld global alliance. With the alliance and our additional airline partners, guests can travel to more than 1,000 destinations on more than 20 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world. Reducing our environmental impact to protect the beautiful places in which we live, and fly, is part of our DNA. We were the first airline to compost and remove single-use plastic straws and citrus picks from planes and our lounges and have been champions of sustainable aviation biofuels since 2011.

With roots tracing back to 1932, we were founded when Linious “Mac” McGee of McGee Airways started flying his three-seat Stinson between Anchorage and Bristol Bay, Alaska. A merger with Star Air Service in 1934 created the largest airline in Alaska, which eventually became Alaska Airlines. In 2016, we brought together two of the country’s favorite airlines into a united force with the acquisition Virgin America (NASDAQ: VA). The combination expanded our service and added more frequent connections to international airline partners in thriving technology markets in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Seattle.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).