SEATAC, WASHINGTON — On January 26th, Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air completed its final flights using De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 aircraft. This follows the retirement of the last Airbus A320 aircraft in Alaska Airlines' fleet earlier in January as part of the company's accelerated fleet transition announced in 2020.

Alaska Airlines, a member of the Oneworld alliance, revealed in March 2020 that it would be retiring its A320, A321neos, and Dash 8s by the end of 2023 in order to focus its regional fleet on Embraer 175 jets and its narrow-body operations on a combination of Boeing 737 classics and MAX jets.

During the release of yearly figures, Alaska Airlines announced that it retired 10 of its A320 aircraft during the final quarter of 2022. The airline completed its last revenue flight with the A320 on January 8th and has since retired the remaining A320s in its fleet. Additionally, the airline retired nine Q400 turboprop planes during the same quarter. The airline will now no longer operate Q400 flights. Alaska Airlines currently has only 10 A321neos remaining in its fleet, which are planned to be phased out by the end of the year. The company intends to operate the A321neo at a single base this year.

In October 2022, Alaska Airlines placed an order for 52 additional 737 Max jets and secured delivery positions for an additional 105. During the fourth quarter of 2022, the airline took delivery of four 737-9s, bringing the total number of 737 Max jets in its fleet to 37, in addition to a large fleet of 737NG narrow-body aircraft. The airline's regional subsidiary, Horizon Air, expanded its Embraer E175 fleet to 33 aircraft after receiving three of the regional jets in the final quarter of 2022.