Alaska Air Cargo

News & Updates

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.

New cargo program to carry thousands of pounds of recyclables out of Nome 

An innovative idea from an Alaska Airlines ramp agent sparked a new cargo program that will carry up to 50,000 pounds of recyclables each year out of rural Alaska.

How we made fresh hops fly – and helped a seasonal beer take off beyond the Northwest

We are the first U.S. airline cargo service to fly a bulk shipment of fresh hops to Hawaii and Alaska within 24 hours of harvest – a potential game-changer for the craft beer industry.

Freighter fleet capacity to expand with addition of 737-800s

In 2023, we will add two 737-800 aircraft to our Alaska Air Cargo fleet, increasing our payload capacity and giving us five scheduled freighters serving the state of Alaska.

New year, new aircraft – and cargo opportunities to the 737-9 MAX

More than 30 new Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft will join our fleet this year, bringing higher fuel efficiency, additional long-range nonstop route options – and expanded opportunities for cargo.