Irv Bertram (pictured above) has handled the paperwork for Alaska’s aircraft purchases for the past four decades.
In the 50 years Alaska Airlines has been buying and flying Boeing planes, acquiring aircraft has never been easier.
First, the airline has the cash to buy jets fresh off the assembly line in Renton. Second, Alaska is close to Boeing – both in proximity and in our longtime business relationship. The Seattle Delivery Center at Boeing Field is less than 10 miles north of Alaska’s Corporate Headquarters.
It wasn’t always this simple.
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