Air India Announces Partnership With Alaska Airlines

An Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

Air India announced on November 4 the agreement to enter an interline partnership with Alaska Airlines to enhance connectivity.

Announcing A Partnership

As part of the newly announced interline partnership, the international network of Air India will be strengthened considerably.

Notably, guests will enjoy seamless connections from New York JFK, Newark, Washington DC, Chicago, San Fransico and Vancouver gateways.

These gateways will act as crucial ports towards other destinations across the Alaska Airlines network. Focus has been put on the likes of cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Specifically, the following points on the Alaska Airlines network from current gateways served by Air India in North America will be available.

  • New York JFK: Portland, San Diego, Seattle
  • Newark-New Jersey: Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, Seattle.
  • Chicago: Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Boise.
  • Washington DC: Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle.
  • San Francisco: 26 points in the USA and 6 in Mexico
    USA: Salt Lake City, Orange County, Tampa, Anchorage, Austin, Boise, Boston, Bozeman Yellowstone, Dallas Love Field, Reagan National, Fort Lauderdale, Spokane, Honolulu, Jackson Hole, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Missoula Montana, Kahului, Seattle Paine Field, Portland, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Redmond, San Diego, Seattle.
  • Mexico: Los Cabos, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Cancun, Loreto International, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta.
  • Vancouver: Seattle

Comments From Executive

The tie-up with Alaska Air will expand our international footprint in the US and Canada and even extend our reach to Mexico boosting our network expansion plans. It will help us offer more choice to our guests and mark a significant step forward in our mission to enhance connectivity.

Nipun Aggarwal, Chief Commercial & Transformation Officer, Air India

Looking At The Air India Fleet

Air India operates a fleet of 117 in-service aircraft spread across several Airbus and Boeing family aircraft.

When measured by active units, the airline’s most significant aircraft type is the A320neo, which has quickly amassed 29 in-service types.

Notably, the airline also has 26 787-8s in service across the international network.

In the future, the airline will acquire several critical widebody aircraft, including the A350 as early as this year, more 787s and the 777X.

Inside The Aircraft Alaska Airlines Fly

Alaska Airlines meanwhile flies 223 aircraft for its mainline operation spread across all Boeing-produced types in the 737 family.

A move to Boeing comes following the retirement of Airbus-produced aircraft.

The most significant fleet type measured by active units is the 737-900ER, with 79 in-service. However, this is closely followed by 60 737-9s and 58 737-800s.

Daniel Fowkes
10 Nov 2023
· Airlines 

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