Woman smiling at community event
Woman smiling at community event


We invest for strong communities

Alaska and Horizon help their employees feel engaged, and provide stellar service to their guests. But they also give back to those in need in the neighborhoods where they fly. It’s all about treating people with respect and valuing their individual gifts.

Week of LIFT: Employees volunteer in communities where we live, work, and fly

Named after the core principle of motion, LIFT allows us to fly, taking people where they need to go. We know that “where someone needs to go” isn’t always a destination city—it could be a community center, a school or shelter—you name it.

During our Week of LIFT, an initiative to make flying matter, more than 700 Alaska and Horizon employees volunteered at over 20 events in nine cities in the United States.

Watch how we surprised kids at a shelter with a new playroom

Employee giving and volunteer programs

Employee donation matching and volunteer programs enable employees to make a difference in what matters most to them. Giving back to communities has been an important part of the histories and successes at Alaska and Horizon.

Inspiring Hawaii’s future tourism leaders

Even in high school, Geraldine “Denden” Ilan knew she wanted a career in sharing aloha.

The 2016 graduate of Waipahu High School on the island of Oahu was inspired when she joined the Leadership, Exploration and Inspiration (LEI) Program offered by ClimbHI, a nonprofit based in Honolulu that gives young people the chance to explore careers in Hawaii’s number one industry: tourism.

Read more about Hawaii’s young leaders