Alaska Air Cargo

News & Updates

SoCal cargo capacity growing more than 20% as our cross-country network expands

SoCal is getting new routes, new freighter service and longer station hours as we expand our shipping opportunities from the West Coast across the country.

Fast, fresh and first: East Coast gets a taste of opening-harvest Copper River salmon

The first wild Alaska salmon lands at Boston’s Legal Sea Foods restaurants and Whole Foods Markets across the country after a 3,000-mile journey in the care of Alaska Air Cargo.

Why Alaska Air Cargo is one of Tacoma zoo’s top choices to provide smooth travel for ruffed lemur, muskox and other animals

Our caring service for our furry, feathered and finned flyers have made us one of the Point Defiance Zoo's top choices to transport their animals for more than 10 years.

Fresh connections! New freighter service streamlines shipping between California and Alaska

Our new twice-weekly freighter service to LAX increases our capacity to meet a growing demand for air-freight services in industries up and down the West Coast.
Managing Director Adam Drouhard

Spring update from the Managing Director: Our commitment to reliability as we grow 

Our investment in streamlined cargo systems, a larger dedicated freighter fleet and reinforced infrastructure will pay off in expanded capacity and new route offerings this year.

New larger freighters will connect Alaska communities with L.A. in time for peak fishing season 

Alaska Air Cargo’s growing freighter fleet will expand its reach to Los Angeles this spring – the first time our dedicated freighters will fly beyond Seattle in the lower 48.

New spring growth: More cross-country nonstops and return of popular overnight routes

This spring we are adding multiple options to fast-track perishables and other time-sensitive shipments across our 100-city North American network. 

New bigger 737-800 freighter boosts cargo capacity – a holiday gift that will keep on giving 

Just in time for the holidays, our new 737-800BCF freighter increases the payload and flexibility of our dedicated cargo fleet, serving the state of Alaska and connecting to the lower 48.

Second “Fresh Hops Fly” collaboration brings flavor of Northwest to Austin, San Diego 

For the second straight year, we shipped hundreds of pounds of fresh hops in a farm-to-glass collaboration to bring a uniquely Pacific Northwest beer to consumers across the country.