Alaska plans to have its first MAX enter service in March, with five more by summer 2021 and an additional seven by year-end. The plan is to speed deliveries in 2022, with Alaska taking 30 MAXs, followed by 13 more in 2023 and 12 in 2024.
Globally, Alaska Airlines ranked No. 36 in the Skytrax rankings, which give the U.S. edge in the Delta (32nd globally). And, in yet another of the airline ratings , Alaska Airlines finished third in the 2017 rankings from Travel + Leisure magazine.
The most popular aircraft in the inventory remains the Boeing 737-800 with 826 units (827 in 2018) ahead of the Boeing 737-700 (579 units vs. 586 in 2018), and the Airbus A320ceo (559 units vs. 521 in 2018). In 4th place, we have the Airbus A321ceo (424 vs.
Alaska Airlines fleet details
|Airbus A320||50||10.1 years|
|Airbus A321||10||2.8 years|
|Boeing 737 NG / Max||166||10.1 years|
Alaska Airlines has experienced five accidents involving fatalities or injuries since 1970. Four involved Boeing 727 aircraft and one involved an MD-80. Sept. 4, 1971: A Boeing 727 preparing to land in Juneau, Alaska, in poor visibility flew into a mountain about 28 miles west of the airport.
Permanently parking more aircraft In the first quarter, Alaska decided to remove 12 Airbus aircraft from its fleet permanently. This included all ten of its Airbus A319s. As of now, there are no further Airbus retirements anticipated in 2020, though that does not mean that it will stay that way.
None of the airlines below attained any more than two out of seven stars. Tara Air . Tara Air managed to accumulate just one out of seven stars. Nepal Airlines . Nepal has seen nine fatal accidents over the last eight years. Ariana Afghan Airlines . Bluewing Airlines . Kam Air . Trigana Air Service. SCAT Airlines.
Based on some objective customer experience metrics, Delta is now a better airline than Alaska . In the recently released J.D. Power 2019 North America Airline Satisfaction Study, Alaska Airlines won for the 12th consecutive year in the “traditional carrier” segment.
This year, the safest airline in the world is Australia’s Qantas —which has held the title numerous times before—based on AirlineRatings’s criteria.
The Douglas-Commerical-3 is perhaps the best transport aircraft ever built. Introduced in 1935, this tough, versatile, reliable, propeller-driven airplane was one of the first used in transcontinental flights across the US. The American military’s version of the DC-3 , the C-47 , was widely used during World War Two.
Top 10 advanced fighter aircraft Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II . F-35 Lightning II is the only international fifth-generation multirole fighter plane in the world. Lockheed Martin / Boeing F-22 Raptor . Chengdu J-20 . Sukhoi Su-57 . Eurofighter Typhoon . Sukhoi Su-35. Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Dassault Rafale.
10 most expensive presidential aircraft in the world Doomsday Plane (Boeing E-4B) – USA. Boeing 747-400 – China. Airbus A330 United Kingdom. Airbus A330-200 – France. Airbus A340-313X VIP – Germany. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner – Mexico. Air Force One ( Boeing VC-25 ) – United States.
Top 5 Most Dangerous Aircraft Models Tupolev Tu 154 – 7 Fatal Crashes. CASA C-212 – 11 Fatal Crashes. Ilyushin Il- 76 – 17 Fatal Crashes. LET L-410 – 20 Fatal Crashes. Antonov 32 – 7 Fatal Crashes.
The oldest 747 still flying ordinary punters is owned by Iran’s Mahan Air . It first flew in 1986 and has been on Mahan’s books since 2007. The majority of BA’s active jumbos are far newer. The oldest, G-BNLY, was delivered in 1993; the newest, G-BYGG, in 1999.
We’ve just been named among the top-20 safest airlines in the world for 2019 by AirlineRatings.com. For us, this recognition means a lot because it speaks to our commitment to keep you safe , every time you fly with us.