November 27 2017  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

Alaska Airlines and SPIRIANT renew management contract

By Rachel Debling

SPIRIANT announced last week it has extended their partnership with Alaska Airlines and will continue managing many of the airline’s services, including inflight equipment, design and development, for another three yearsThe contract, which will double the duration of their business relationship to six years total, is part of a larger deal with the LSG Group, covering 40 airports in the United States and Mexico.

Other responsibilities of SPIRIANT include Alaska’s procurement, inventory and warehousing. Alaska became the fifth largest airline in the United States after it acquired Virgin America last December.

Julia Wannenmacher, Director Sales and Product, SPIRIANT North America, said in a statement: “We are happy to have the opportunity to work with Alaska and Virgin America as they go through their merger process because we have a clear understanding of the complexities associated with redesigning and combining two carriers. We are excited to see how the partnership develops over the next three years as we bring even more innovation to the Alaska Airlines’ table.”


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