Alaska will retire all of their Airbus A321s, A320s, and A319s by the end of 2023. This also comes with the announcement that they will be retiring all of their Q400 Jets as well.
“We’re well positioned to continue that trend, leveraging loyalty, alliances, network growth and our brand to unlock significant value and deliver $400 million of incremental revenue as part of our 2025 strategic plan. Accelerating our transition to single fleets while upgauging for growth is also a key part of that strategy”
This shift from Airbus was expected, as Alaska was originally all Boeing before the acquisition of Virgin America. Alaska did take their A320s temporary, but with the new arrival of the 737 MAX 9 and MAX 10s, they will have more than enough aircraft to fly on their existing routes.
Alaska says “The move is also “subject to agreement with counterparties,” which is to say that the carrier must negotiate the early termination of leases, currently slated to run through 2030.”
No it says that “although it had not announced its intentions for the leased A321neo fleet.” which means that they had said they were going to retire the ceos in the past but not until now did they say anything about neos. They are all going now