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Alaska Airlines Fleet

Updated June 2016

Fleet information for consumers

Fleet stats
Fleet plan
Aircraft livery
Spirit of Alaska Statehood
Spirit of Seattle
Starliner 75
Spirit of Make-A-Wish
Disneyland

Fleet stats

Alaska Airlines maintains an operational fleet of 153 Boeing 737 aircraft, with an average age of 9.2 years.

Model Seats (first class/main cabin) # in fleet
Boeing 737-400 144 (12/132) 16
Boeing 737-700
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124 (12/112) 13
Boeing 737-800
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163 (16/147) 61
Boeing 737-900
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181 (16/165) 12
Boeing 737-900ER 181 (16/165) 45
Boeing 737-400C 72 5
Boeing 737-400F
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N/A (freighter) 1

 

Fleet plan

The airline took delivery of 11 737-900ERs in 2015. The airline also has firm commitments for 57 B737 aircraft with options to acquire up to 46 additional B737 aircraft.

 Expected Fleet Activity

Freighters and Combis (737)
Passenger Aircraft (737)
 Total Mainline Fleet
Expected fleet count at the end of 2015
6
141
147
Expected fleet count by the end of 2016
6
144
150
Expected fleet count by end of 2018
3
156
159

 

Aircraft livery

The iconic Eskimo prominently featured on the tail of the plane has been Alaska's brand beacon since 1972, welcoming customers and guiding employees with a warm, friendly face. We’ve modernized his profile and added new vibrant colors around his parka trim, with tropical green and breeze blue representing the tropical regions Alaska serves, including Hawaii and Costa Rica. Atlas blue, which is a nod to Alaska's 14 global airline partners, is also featured throughout the design.

Learn the story of the face on the tail.

The airline also has nine specially themed aircraft:

Spirit of Alaska Statehood

Unveiled in 2009, the "Spirit of Alaska Statehood" was painted with a Sitka high school student's winning design to celebrate 50 years of Alaska statehood. The unique livery on a Boeing 737-400 aircraft was created by 16-year-old Hannah Hamberg. It features a musher and sled dog, state ferry, Native Alaskan canoe, bear and whale, along with the statement, "We're all pulling together." Hamberg's design was selected from among thousands of submissions by students across Alaska in a statewide "Paint the Plane" contest. View hi-res image.

 

Spirit of Seattle

Introduced in 2008, the "Spirit of Seattle" celebrates Alaska Airlines' longstanding business relationship with its hometown partner, The Boeing Co. The special livery features Boeing's sweeping blue stripes and Alaska's beloved Eskimo. View hi-res image.

 

Starliner 75

"Starliner 75," unveiled in 2007, is painted in a classic livery that Alaska Airlines used on its DC-3s and other aircraft from the early 1940s until after World War II. The design was modified slightly to recognize the carrier's 75th anniversary. View hi-res image.

 

Spirit of Make-A-Wish

Alaska Airlines introduced the "Spirit of Make-A-Wish" aircraft in 2006 to celebrate the long-term partnership between the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, Alaska Airlines and Disneyland Resorts to make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. The special livery features the image of the wish-granting Genie from Disney's "Aladdin" and the Make-A-Wish Foundation logo. View hi-res image.


Disneyland

Two aircraft, the "Spirit of Disneyland II" and the "Magic of Disneyland," feature well-known Disney characters in tribute to the airline's long-term partnership with Disneyland® Resort. View hi-res image.