Alaska Airlines Expands oneworld Partnership With New International Flights From the West Coast
For summer 2022, Alaska airlines’ oneworld partners will offer 100 weekly nonstop flights between the U.S. West Coast and Europe. The new service includes Portland-London with British Airways, as well as Seattle-Helsinki flights with Finnair.
On Monday (December 13, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced an expansion of their oneworld partnership for summer 2022 with 100 weekly nonstop flights between the U.S. West Coast and Europe. British Airways will launch five weekly flights between Portland, Oregon and London Heathrow starting June 3, 2022. This will be British Airways’ sixth service from a key Alaska West Coast market joining Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (California) and Seattle. Last week, Finnair announced new nonstop service between Seattle and Helsinki, with three weekly flights from June 1st, 2022. The new Seattle service complements existing Finnair flights from Los Angeles to Helsinki. Additionally, Finnair will increase the frequency on their Los Angeles-Stockholm route to four weekly flights from May 1st, 2022.
In Monday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Fleet and Alliances, Nat Pieper, said,
“By deepening our partnerships with oneworld alliance members, we're providing exciting travel opportunities to Europe and beyond. Our guests will love the 100 weekly nonstop flights between our West Coast gateway airports and major European cities, enjoying oneworld benefits along the way.”
Also commenting on the partnership expansion, oneworld’s CEO, Rob Gurney, said,
“Since joining oneworld in March, Alaska Airlines has positioned oneworld as the leading alliance on the West Coast. With the new oneworld member airline flights to Europe and extensive connections at Alaska’s hubs, the possibilities are endless for customers planning that long-awaited trip to Europe.”
By summer 2022, Alaska’s oneworld partners will operate over 100 weekly flights from the West Coast to Europe, including direct flights to London, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm and Helsinki. Upon arrival in Europe, guests can seamlessly connect to onward destinations throughout the Continent and other parts of the world through Alaska’s partners’ hubs.
Many of the MVP elite flyer benefits Alaska Airlines’ guest currently enjoy seamlessly carry over to the oneworld tiers when they travel on any of the 13 member airlines. Some of these privileges include priority check-in, access to international First and Business Class lounges, preferred boarding, expedited security screening, baggage benefits and more. Additionally, members of Alaska’s Mileage Plan program can earn and redeem miles with more than 20 airline partners.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The airline is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines