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Read the 2019 Academic Year Alaska Airlines + WSU impact report here

In October 2022, we celebrated our partnership with Alaska Airlines with a visit to WSU Pullman by President of Horizon Air Joe Sprague and a team of executives. The activities culminated with a paper airplane toss which resulted in four lucky students winning free airfare anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.

Washington State University (WSU) is proud to have Alaska Airlines as both a supporter and partner of the University. Its investments in WSU Athletics, partnership with Bank of America and the WSU Alumni Association through the Alaska Cougar Visa Signature® Card, and title sponsorship of the Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow competition have yielded meaningful benefits to both the company and the University.

Alaska and WSU partner in many more ways. The Airline is the lifeline of the University’s Pullman campus to the rest of the world. WSU students and faculty are aboard Alaska flights each and every day — and not just to and from Pullman. Cougars from all of the WSU campuses across the state use Alaska and its mileage plan partners to further education and research pursuits around the world.

Through its support of Washington State University, Alaska provides flight credits that allowed over 200 faculty and students to take more than 250 flights to over 40 destinations around the country.



Additionally, Alaska Airlines and WSU made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests. The alternative jet fuel was produced through the efforts of the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA).