Alaska Airlines Senior Analyst Fleet Planning in Seattle, Washington


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Role Summary Alaska Airlines is looking for a talented and experienced Senior Analyst to join its Fleet Planning team which drives the success of our fleet portfolio and Capacity Purchase Agreements (CPA). This Senior Analyst plays a critical role in defining our fleet strategy and ensuring the optimal aircraft mix exists in the fleet. This role manages Alaska relationships and contracts with CPA providers.

Scope & Complexity

  • This Senior Analyst role leads cross-functional projects designed to develop and maintain the fleet strategy for Alaska Air Group (AAG). This Senior Analyst finds new opportunities to grow the fleet and CPA in ways that maximize fleet revenue generation and performance capabilities, while minimizing costs and operational deficiencies.

Key Duties

  • Develops and maintains the commercial strategy of AAG's $6B.+ fleet portfolio.

  • Evaluates current and potential AAG aircraft types to ensure network fit, performance capabilities, cost efficiency, and operational reliability.

  • Supports CPA contract administration and analyses CPA provider economics to ensure value maximization.

  • Monitors CPA provider performance and invoicing.

  • Develops and maintains a portfolio of economic and operational performance characteristics of all widebody, narrowbody, and regional aircraft to aid in competitive fleet analysis.

  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with aircraft manufacturers and CPA providers.

  • Tracks fleet plan changes and produces reports to communicate fleet plan changes to AAG leadership.

  • Supports capacity planning teams with all required fleet data and liaises between the commercial team and AAG's operations and finance teams on fleet related issues and projects.

  • Assists in maintaining route forecasting models to ensure calibration for maximum accuracy.

  • Supports construction of an infrastructure of models and tools to assist development of the fleet planning process.

  • Monitors airline industry events and trends to determine implications to the AAG's network.

  • Provides ad-hoc analysis and input, as required, to support commercial planning decisions, company presentations, internal/external communications, etc.

  • Acts as a planning department champion to help create a culture of ownership, analytics, and initiative.

  • Represents AAG at industry conferences and other external events.

Job-Specific Experience, Education & Skills Required

  • A minimum of 4 years of analytics experience, with a preference for a commercial aviation focus.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in aviation management, business administration, engineering, economics, statistics, mathematics, finance, or a related discipline.

  • Airline fundamentals and economics expertise.

  • Contracts knowledge.

  • Modeling/forecasting methodology and systems knowledge.

  • Expert analytical skills and understanding of analytical processes.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with THE ability to work AND communicate WITH all levels of the company, including senior executives.

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • Ability to think strategically and see the big picture while understanding the details.

  • A self-starter, with the ability to work independently and set priorities consistent with departmental goals.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • An applicable Master of Arts/Science degree or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

  • 2 years of fleet planning or OEM experience.

  • Experience with fleet allocation optimization software.

  • Strategic scenario development and opportunity cost analysis experience.

  • Statistics and financial fundamentals knowledge.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable. .



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Job ID: 33003

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular