Volume 25 | December 2022
Ready, set, grow! Celebrating our 2022 milestones.
This year, we set the stage for exciting long-term growth! We added capacity with 30+ new 737-9 aircraft carrying more payload on longer-range routes, and started cargo service to many new destinations across our 100-city network. Plus, we invested in new technology and bigger freighters – and have more exciting growth opportunities on the horizon for 2023.
2022 Cargo Highlights
Sponsor of AirCargo 2022 in New Orleans.
Valentine's Day is the biggest holiday for the floral industry, and we kept busy shipping bouquets to sweethearts across our 100-city network. During 2022, we carried more than 1.3 million pounds of fresh flowers.
Fish & ship! We demonstrated our decades of cold-chain expertise at Seafood Expo North America.
Celebrated our tradition of carrying the "first fish" of Copper River salmon from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle. Throughout the year, we carried more than 20 million pounds of fresh seafood across our network.
Started nonstop flights between Anchorage and Salt Lake City. We now serve 12 nonstop destinations in the lower 48 and Hawaii from Anchorage – more than any other carrier.
Started cargo service in Cleveland.
- Celebrated our long partnership with LifeCenter Northwest, which has managed organ donations for the region for more than 25 years. Over the past five years, we've carried more than 14,000 lifesaving organs and tissue samples.
- Shipped more than 1,200 pounds of fresh Washington hops within 24 hours of harvest to breweries on Maui and in Anchorage.
Partnered with U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to distribute 10,000 pounds of toys to kids in Alaska communities in our 16th annual Toys for Tots drive. Captain Tom Sharkey has led the Alaska Airlines donation effort since 2006.
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