• Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Unveils Bold Seattle Kraken Livery for Inaugural Hockey Season

Alaska Airlines is celebrating the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural season with an aircraft featuring a bold new Kraken-themed livery. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-9 MAX (tail number N915AK) was unveiled this morning to fans and guests traveling to Las Vegas.


Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-9 MAX (Tail Number N915AK) Featuring Seattle Kraken Livery - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Monday (October 11, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced the unveiling of a new aircraft livery to celebrate the inaugural hockey season of the Seattle Kraken. The aircraft is just part of the airline’s long-term partnership with the new team which includes naming rights of the Alaska Airlines Atrium at the Climate Pledge Arena and early boarding for Kraken fans wearing jerseys on departure from Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) and Paine Field (PAE). The Boeing 737-9 MAX, tail number N915AK, was unveiled this morning to fans and guests awaiting their flight to Las Vegas.


In Monday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ CEO, Ben Minicucci, said,


“As a lifelong hockey fan, I could not be more excited to have hockey returning to Seattle. The partnership with our hometown's newest professional sports team is a natural fit for the two organizations – we are both focused on giving back to our communities and have a deep commitment to sustainability. I look forward to cheering the team on and off the ice.”


Also commenting on the special livery unveiling, Seattle Kraken’s CEO, Tod Leiweke, said,


“The team will play its first regular season game in franchise history tomorrow and our fans who have been patiently waiting for this moment couldn't be more excited. We couldn't be happier to share this moment with our partners at Alaska Airlines, celebrating with fans aboard this one-of-a-kind plane carrying the spirit of the Kraken to Las Vegas and beyond.”


Alaska Airlines Unveils Seattle Kraken-Themed Boeing 737-9 MAX (Tail Number N915AK) - Courtesy Alaska Airlines


Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize (from November 2021). 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 carrier 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