Alaska Airlines’ partnership with the Russian Airline company S7 came to an end today, as the company said that it was concerned about Russian aggression against Ukraine.
” We are deeply concerned by the humanitarian crisis taking place in Ukraine. As a result, we are temporarily suspending our partnership with the Russian airline S7, a fellow oneworld member,” Alaska Airlines said in a statement. “Starting today, March 1, our guests will not be able to earn miles on S7. Our ongoing work to enable redemptions on S7 will also stop.”
Alaska Airlines also suspended the more limited “interline relationships” with Aeroflot, the largest carrier in Russia. Interlining allows passengers on one airline to be ticketed on a competing airline for various issues, such as bad weather.
In Washington state, where Alaska Airlines is headquartered, Gov. Jay Inslee said the state will sever ties with Russian entities doing business with Washington agencies, and he urged private businesses to end ties with Russian entities as well.