Alaska Airlines is something of an airline enigma in the US market. It has been independent since its creation. Yet it has relationships with many airlines. Alaska has been in business for over 80 years.
Alaska is the seventh-largest U.S. airline based on passenger traffic and is the dominant U.S. West Coast air carrier. Its location in Seattle and Alaska have made the airline something of a bright spot for larger airlines focused on the lower 48 states. But Alaska’s footprint stretches far beyond its Seattle base. The airline has partnerships with many international airlines.