Alaska Airlines traces its roots to McGee Airways which was founded by Linious McGee in 1932 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Two years later, McGee sold his airline to Star Air Service for $50,000.
After World War II the airline expanded its charter service, and in 1948 the company was the world’s largest charter carrier.
The airline has steadily expanded since then, adding routes and jets until becoming the seventh-largest US airline today.
Alaska Airlines’ hub is Seattle-Tacoma airport and has service in the contiguous United States, Canada, Mexico, and four Hawaiian islands. The airline also has codeshare agreements with some members of Oneworld and SkyTeam.