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Alaska Airlines Unveils Second Special San Francisco Giants Livery
Alaska Airlines unveiled their second special San Francisco Giants livery on Wednesday. The Airbus A321, tail number N855VA, was introduced to fans traveling between San Francisco and Seattle, and the aircraft will fly throughout Alaska’s network through 2022.
On Wednesday (September 29, 2021), Alaska Airlines, the official airline partner of the San Francisco Giants, unveiled their second Giants-themed special livery. The Airbus A321, tail number N855VA, was introduced to fans flying from San Francisco (SFO) and (SEA) and the aircraft will operate throughout Alaska’s network through 2022. At the ceremony, Alaska employees dedicated the aircraft and presented a $100,000 check to the Willie Mays Scholarship Fund, in honor of his 90th birthday. Terminal 2 flyers at SFO were also treated to a surprise celebration complete with DJ entertainment, prizes, giveaways, and a visit from the “Lou Seal” the San Francisco Giants’ mascot.
In Wednesday’s announcement, the San Francisco Giants’ President and CEO, Larry Baer, said,
“Few things are as exciting as seeing this big, colorful giant fly across our beautiful state as we go into our playoff run. My hope is that this aircraft gives Giants fans a way to feel part of the team, every time they travel. Partnerships like we have with Alaska Airlines offer critical support of local community, youth and education programs like the Willie Mays Scholarship Fund and the Giants Community Fund, which in turn is helping change the lives of our youths.”
Also commenting on the new livery, Alaska Airlines’ Managing Director of Brand and Marketing Communications, Natalie Bowman, added,
“Alaska has been a proud partner of the Giants since 2017. We're thrilled to display our Giants pride from 35,000 feet with this unique looking plane, and we wish the team the best of luck as they hopefully make a deep run in the postseason.”
SFO is Alaska Airlines’ third largest hub, offering 108 daily flights to 39 cities, including service to popular destinations such as Maui, Cabo, Anchorage and San Diego. From December 18, 2021, the carrier will launch new service between San Francisco and Mexico with flights to Loreto, Mazatlán and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.
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 Global 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