Alaska Airlines transports veterans on honor flight from Alaska to Washington, DC

Alaska Airlines has reported plans to transport 23 military veterans, who fought in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, on an honor flight from the state of Alaska to Washington, DC to view their war memorials.

Veterans from Anchorage, Ketchikan and Fort Yukon will be treated to a four-night, five-day trip, courtesy of Alaska Airlines and the Last Frontier Honor Flight. From Anchorage, the group will connect in Portland, Oregon, before continuing on to Washington Reagan National Airport.

This is the second honor flight departing the state of Alaska this year. Since 2012, Alaska Airlines has donated over USD250,000 in free air travel and discounted companion travel to the Last Frontier Honor Flight program. Alaska Airlines operates honor flights for veterans in the state of Alaska and also operates honor flights for veterans in Washington and Oregon.

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba.