Alaska Airlines expands oneworld partnership with new West Coast international flights

New service includes Portland-London on British Airways and Seattle-Helsinki on Finnair; oneworld airlines will fly 100 weekly nonstops this summer between West Coast and Europe


Ready to start planning that long-awaited, much-deserved vacation or trip to Europe and destinations beyond? Alaska Airlines and our fellow oneworld member airlines – including American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia – are ready to take you there this summer with new nonstop international flights from our West Coast hubs and airports.

Alaska Airlines is the 14th member of the oneworld alliance.

British Airways announced on December 13, 2021 it will begin nonstop service from Portland to London Heathrow five days a week starting on June 3, 2022. The flight becomes the sixth British Airways service to London from a key Alaska market on the West Coast joining Los Angeles; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose, California; and Seattle.

Finnair announced the week of December 6, 2021 its new nonstop flight between Seattle and Helsinki that’s scheduled for service three days a week beginning June 1. Finnair’s nonstop to Seattle joins its existing service to the Finnish capital from Los Angeles. Finnair will also increase its Los Angeles-Stockholm service to four nonstop flights a week beginning May 1.

By summer 2022, Alaska’s oneworld partners will offer more than 100 nonstop flights every week from the West Coast to Europeincluding nonstop service to London, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm and Helsinki. Once in Europe, journeys can continue throughout the Continent and other parts of the world with convenient connections through our partners’ hubs.

“By deepening our partnerships with oneworld alliance members, we’re providing exciting travel opportunities to Europe and beyond,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “Our guests will love the 100 weekly nonstop flights between our West Coast gateway airports and major European cities, enjoying oneworld benefits along the way.”

“Since joining oneworld in March, Alaska Airlines has positioned oneworld as the leading alliance on the West Coast,” said Rob Gurney, oneworld CEO. “With the new oneworld member airline flights to Europe and extensive connections at Alaska’s hubs, the possibilities are endless for customers planning that long-awaited trip to Europe.”

oneworld flights between the U.S. West Coast and Europe for summer 2022:

oneworld PartnerCity PairFrequency
American AirlinesLos Angeles – London Heathrow2x Daily
Seattle – London HeathrowDaily
British AirwaysLos Angeles – London Heathrow2x Daily
San Diego – London HeathrowDaily
San Francisco – London Heathrow2x Daily
San Jose, CA – London Heathrow5x Weekly
Seattle – London Heathrow2x Daily
Portland – London Heathrow5x Weekly
FinnairLos Angeles – Helsinki3x Weekly
Los Angeles – Stockholm4x Weekly
Seattle – Helsinki3x Weekly
IberiaLos Angeles – Barcelona4x Weekly
Los Angeles – Madrid5x Weekly
San Francisco – Barcelona4x Weekly

Many of the benefits MVP elite flyers on Alaska currently enjoy with their status seamlessly carry over to the oneworld tiers when they travel on any of the 13 member airlines. Those guests can take advantage of a variety of privileges, including priority check-in, access to international first and business class lounges, preferred boarding, fast track through security, baggage benefits and more. 

With Alaska’s highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program, our flyers can earn and redeem miles with more than 20 oneworld member airlines and additional airline partners for travel to more than 1,000 destinations around the world.   

Alaska remains committed to Next-Level Care for our guests and employees by implementing more than 100 ways to maintain the highest standard of safety – from clean planes to clean air in the cabin with hospital-grade air filtration systems. For everyone’s safety on board, Alaska continues to enforce the federally mandated mask policy, even for those who are fully vaccinated. 

SOURCEAero Crew News, January 2022
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