Veteran airline industry expert Charles Breer has joined Alaska Airlines. Breer will serve as managing director of alliances, a new position created, to lead the airline's 14 airline alliance partnerships.
Jay Gupta joined Alaska Airlines as managing director of infrastructure and modern platforms in its Information and Technology Services division. Gupta is responsible for strategy, implementation and operations for the airline's data centers, airports, call centers and mobile employees.
Alaska Airlines announced it is expanding its partnership with SkyWest Airlines with the addition of three new destinations from Alaska's Northwest hubs. Flying on new Embraer E175 jets, Alaska will begin offering daily nonstop service starting July 1 between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis.
Bryan Shillito has been named managing director of safety programs for Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Shillito will lead Air Group's cross-organizational safety programs and ensure a robust Safety Management System (SMS).
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can stretch their frequent flier miles further starting today through Oct. 31 during the airline's biggest award sale of the year. From Aug. 30 through Oct. 31, members can travel for as low as 5,000 miles one-way, a 60 percent discount off a standard award-level ticket.
A Pacific Northwest aviation professional, Hyde will lead community relations and charitable giving in the continental United States and Hawaii, collaborating with civic leaders and organizations affecting Alaska Airlines.