|Founded||2009; 1932 (Alaska Airlines)|
|Hubs|| Seattle-Tacoma International|
Los Angeles International Airport
Portland International Airport
Ted Stevens International Airport
|Frequent flyer program||Pacifica Blue|
|Member lounge||Board Room|
|Parent company|| Ministry for Commercial Administration|
Government of the Pacifican Republic
|Company slogan||The gateway to the Pacific|
|Headquarters||Sea Tac, Pacifica|
|Key people|| James Senigal (CA)|
Paula Hammond (MOT)
Pan-Pacifican Airways is the national airlines of Pacifica, headquarters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Sea-Tac. One of the oldest airlines of the Pacific Northwest, Pan-Pacifican operates internationally and regionally with Air Cascadia. Formerly known as Alaska Airlines (and regional carrier Horizon Air until 15 August 2009) the airline operates an all-Boeing 737 fleet.
The airline traces its roots to McGee Airways, which flew its inaugural service between Anchorage and Bristol Bay in 1932 with a Stinson single-engined, three-passenger aircraft. Mergers and acquisitions produced changes in the name and saw business expand throughout Alaska. As of 1942, the airline was known as "Alaska Star Airlines." The name Alaska Airlines was adopted in 1944 having narrowly beat a competitor applying for the name. In the 1940s Alaska's headquarters were in Anchorage, Alaska.
In December 1962 Air Guinée signed a contract with Alaska Airlines which saw the airline providing management expertise, in addition to two Douglas DC-6s. The deal would have seen Alaska Airlines contracting with the airline over a seven-year period; however, the contract ended after only six months, leading to the United States Agency for International Development paying a US$700,000 debt owed by the Guinean airline to Alaska Airlines.
In 1985, Alaska Air Group was formed as a holding company for Alaska Airlines. In 1986 Alaska Air Group acquired Horizon Air. Jet America Airlines, was merged into Alaska Airlines in 1987.
With the independence of Washington State, the future of Alaska was jeopardized. With the country's evolution into the Pacifican Republic, the government decided to nationalize Alaska Airlines in order to protect the company from collapsing due to international competition from hubs in other countries in the former United States all claiming autonomous ownership. On 15 August 2009, Alaska Airlines announced they would be changing their name to Pan-Pacifican Airways and Horizon Air to Air Cascadia. On 19 August, the National Assembly declared Pan-Pacifican Airways to be the national flagcarrier of the Democratic Republic of the Pacific.
During the Pacifican War, Pan-Pacifican grounded all of its flights. As a result, Pan-Pacifican Airways ended all service with the United States.
Pan-Pacifican Airways serves many international destinations, many from the former United States. However, Pan-Pacifican does fly to Canada and Mexico. Bolded text designates Pan-Pacifican hubs.
Pan-Pacifican Airways operates an all-Boeing National fleet. Since they are both state owned subsidies under the Ministry for Commercial Administration, Pan-Pacifican holds a special agreement to use Boeing National aircraft.
Pan-Pacifican is also contracted to handle many government and state services regarding air travel. It operates one Boeing National 747-400 and has one 747-8 on order for use by the President. The airlines are also contracted to deliver mail and packages for the Pacifican Postal and Courier Service, a department of the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting.
|Aircraft||Total (Orders)||Passengers (First/Economy)|
|Boeing 737-400||30||144 (12/132)|
|Boeing 737-400C||5||72 (0/72; cargo)|
|Boeing 737-400F||1||0 (cargo)|
|Boeing 737-700||19||124 (12/112)|
|Boeing 737-800||51 (15)||157 (16/141)|
|Boeing 737-900||12||172 (16/156)|
|Boeing 747-400||1||85 (presidential)|
|Boeing 747-8||0 (1)||96 (presidential)|
|Boeing 787-9||0 (17)||300 (36/264)|
Previously known as Mileage Plan, Pacifica Blue is the travel rewards program of Pan-Pacifican Airways. The program's airline partners also include Oneworld member airlines American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, LAN, and Qantas; SkyTeam member airlines Air France, and Delta Air Lines; as well as Air Pacific, Era Aviation, Frontier Alaska, Mokulele Airlines, and PenAir
Pacifica Blue program has no membership fee and any mileage will be valid to the last day of the 24th month following the month of the last flight or transaction date. In addition, if a Pacifica Blue member does not accumulate mileage within nine months after becoming a member, or a Pacifica Blue member's account remains inactive at zero mileage for a consecutive 24 month period, the Pacifica Blue account will be canceled.
The Board Room is the Pan-Pacifican Airways airport lounge, and are located in six west coast airports: Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Vancouver. Members of Pacifica Blue and of the Board Room have access to lounges offered by Delta Airlines. Memberships start at $30 for a single-day pass, up to $850 for a new three-year membership. MVP members receive a 50% discount on the initiation fee and MVP Gold members have their initiation fee waived. Both MVP and MVP Gold are still responsible for the actual annual membership fee.
Meals and light snacks are offered to passengers in the first class cabins. In 2006, Alaska launched a buy on board meal program for lights over three hours, and all transcontinental flights. As part of the program, the airline offers various packs with a variety of foods and snacks in coach class on all flights.
Pan-Pacifican Airlines operate a fleet of touch-screen audio/video-on-demand players in both first and coach classes. They offer a variety of movies, games, free music, and in-flight live television for passengers to watch. This program is available on all flights regardless of length.
In April 2010, Pan-Pacifican began offering AirCell Gogo, a service that offers Internet access for aircraft. It is currently testing on one 737-800, and is expected to be offered on all flights by Summer 2010.