Cargo Connections

March 2018

Alaska Air Cargo

Airbus fleet to begin carrying cargo soon.

We expect to start shipping cargo in June on prior Virgin America routes. Our Airbus fleet of 68 airplanes will offer similar capabilities to our Boeing belly fleet today, but with a greatly expanded route network. That translates to a huge increase in our overall cargo capacity.

What it means:

  • 50% increase in our lower 48 cargo capacity.
  • 300+ daily flights from California to destinations throughout the continental U.S., Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska.
  • 110 daily flights from the Los Angeles basin.
  • 124 daily flights from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our new freighters are flying throughout the state of Alaska on their full published schedule. To celebrate, we’re offering special low rates every week in March. Go here for this week’s weekly special. Or call 1-800-2Alaska.

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New Self-Service Pick-Up working well in Seattle. Other airports to follow soon.

Our Self-Service Pick-Up has been deployed for several months in Seattle’s Alaska Air Cargo facility, and is now being used 20+ times a day. There are two self-service locations in this facility: in the lobby and in the cargo bay in the warehouse.

Feedback has been positive, especially for repeat customers, who can print delivery receipts and go directly to the warehouse to pick up shipments – bypassing the customer lobby and lines.

We are planning to deploy Self-Service Pick-Up in several new stations very soon, including ANC, LAX, and SFO, with more to follow later in the year.

For more information, contact your Alaska Air Cargo sales representative.

Alaska Air Cargo

Ship BIG STUFF to Alaska.

If you need to get big stuff to the biggest state, we’ve got the freighters to make it happen. You can ship large items to Seattle via any convenient transportation mode — air, truck, rail, boat — and we’ll transport them to Alaska via our new 737-700 freighters. The new freighter fleet has bigger (40,000 lb.) payloads and configurations for oversized items. The freighters run daily routes between Seattle and Alaska, and we have regularly scheduled service to 19 Alaskan communities.

Alaska Air Cargo serves 100 destinations in North and Central America, and we are the fastest scheduled freight service to Alaska. And you’ll receive competitive pricing on any items you ship, of all sizes and configurations.

You can book online, or call 1-800-2Alaska for more information.

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Online bookings are growing rapidly.

Our new online booking portal is up and running – and popular. Shipments booked online are increasing at a rate of 55% per month. Booking your freight is easy and hassle free. Anyone approved to ship on Alaska Air Cargo can use the system anywhere in the U.S.

Easy, intuitive, and mobile friendly.
You can see routes, capacity, and availability, just like online booking for passenger flights. Just enter your cargo destination and you’ll see space availability and pricing in real time. Plus, you can create a personalized logistics portal to track cargo, manage accounts, and build templates for recurring shipments, saving you time.

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Fallen Soldier: In Honor of Hunter Schmidtke.

Don’t forget our new routes and destinations.

Near the end of 2017 we expanded our routes and options to include:

San Diego (SAN) – St. Louis (STL) 1x Daily
San Diego (SAN) – Kansas City (MCI) 1x Daily
San Diego (SAN) – Minneapolis (MSP) 1x Daily
Portland (PDX) – New York - Kennedy (JFK) 1x Daily
Portland (PDX) – Detroit (DTW) 1x Daily
Seattle (SEA) – Pittsburgh (PIT) Daily starting September 6, 2018

And this year we’ll be connecting Paine Field to new destinations.

This coming fall, Alaska Air Cargo will connect Paine Field to eight destinations along the West Coast with 13 daily nonstop departures (subject to final government approval). The all-jet service from Paine Field will fly to Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Orange County, California; Phoenix; Portland; San Diego; San Francisco; and San Jose, California. The number of flights for each destination along with departure and arrival times will be announced later in 2018.

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