News & Updates

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.

It’s the most wonderful time of the (15th) year: Toys for Tots are here!

Alaska Air Cargo and the U.S. Marine Corps are teaming up to deliver Christmas cheer to children in remote villages across the state of Alaska.

We’re big on Boise: Newest nonstops to Chicago, Austin give us 10 daily destinations

The new service starts June 17, giving us more daily flights than any other carrier.

Nonstop love for Cincinnati, Oklahoma City: New service starts in June

This summer, we begin carrying cargo on flights between Seattle (SEA) and Cincinnati (CVG) and Oklahoma City (OKC) – giving us more than 80 nonstop cargo routes from our West Coast home base

New nonstop routes connect Anchorage to 11 cities across the U.S.

This spring, we're increasing the number of cities with year-round service to Anchorage, adding nonstop routes to Chicago and Las Vegas. And 3 new seasonal routes give us 11 total nonstops.
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Spring schedule alert: More transcon flights, plus new routes for California, Texas

Our updated spring schedule expands transcon service, adding new routes and resuming flights connecting the West Coast with points across the country.
Cargo website now has customer chat and online claims

New website features: customer service chat and online claims

Cargo website now provides online chat for customers to get quick information and change airway bills, plus new online claims to make claims processing easier and faster.