Alaska Airlines Continues Support of Soccer in the USA
Timbers Founding Partner continues its popular fan-friendly incentives for club supporters and renews jersey sponsorship.
As part of the continued partnership, the iconic Northwest airline’s wordmark will continue to be featured prominently on Timbers game kits and club apparel.
In addition to being featured on Timbers jerseys, Alaska Airlines will continue to serve as the team’s official airline. Alaska Airlines, a Founding Partner of the Timbers, has been the club’s jersey partner since its inaugural 2011 MLS season.
“Alaska Airlines and its amazing group of employees have been part of the MLS Timbers family from the very beginning,” said Mike Golub, president of business for the Timbers. “We couldn’t be more happy and proud that our wonderful partnership will continue well into the future.”
As part of the partnership, Alaska Airlines will continue to support Stand Together Week and the Portland Timbers Community Fund as well as additional community initiatives. Alaska Airlines also will be a presenting sponsor for all MLS Timbers youth soccer camps.
“The city of Portland has a deep soccer heritage that promotes a strong community spirit. Our long-standing partnership with the Timbers is a testament to our commitment to the Portland community and the loyal Timbers fans,” said Andrew Harrison, the chief commercial officer at Alaska Airlines. “As a company, it is important for us to invest in and make a difference in the communities where we live and work.”
Among the many fan-friendly components of the uniquely interactive partnership, Alaska Airlines will continue its popular program to allow year-round early boarding privileges on its flights originating from Portland International Airport to fans wearing Timbers jerseys.
The airline will continue to fly the popular Timbers Jet throughout its route network; the club-themed plane was unveiled in 2011 with a design inspired by two Timbers fans through a paint-the-plane contest.
Alaska Airlines is Portland’s devoted airline. With more nonstop flights, serving over 58 different destinations and 128 daily flight — Alaska Airlines supports Portland travelers.
Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica.