May 22, 2012
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State University's hallmark scarlet and black colors and logo will soon be featured on an Alaska Airlines aircraft. The SDSU plane will be the ninth university-themed aircraft and the first designed of a school in California.
"We're thrilled to grow our flock of university paint themes with the addition of the Aztec plane," Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing Joe Sprague said. "With roots in San Diego spanning more than two decades and a growing presence in the city, Alaska Airlines is proud to support San Diego State University and the community with a plane they can call their own."
To celebrate, Alaska and SDSU are partnering with San Diego radio stations to give Aztec fans a chance to win a seat onboard the inaugural flight on May 31. The flight will take winners on a scenic tour along the Southern California coast. This week KHTS 93.3 FM, KMYI 94.1 FM and KOGO 95.7 FM will give away 15 seats in an online listener rewards auction. Complete contest rules and details are available at channel933.com, star941fm.com and kogo.com.
People traveling at San Diego International Airport on May 31 can see a first glimpse of the Aztec plane at an unveiling event scheduled for 10:30 a.m. The SDSU aircraft, operated for Alaska Airlines by its sister carrier, Horizon Air, will be painted at no cost to the university and will fly throughout Alaska's regional route system.