Aztecs to get their own plane, sort of
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – An aircraft painted in red and black to honor San
Diego State University will be unveiled in 10 days, Alaska Airlines announced
The 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop will be the ninth in the Alaska
Airlines fleet with a livery in college colors. It will be operated by Alaska's
commuter affiliate, Horizon Air.
“We're thrilled to grow our flock of university paint themes with the
addition of the Aztec plane — our first school in California,” said Joe
Sprague, the airline's vice president of marketing.
“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.”
Unveiling is scheduled for May 31 at Lindbergh Field. The airline is
scheduled to begin nonstop service from San Diego to Fresno, Monterey and Santa
Rosa early next month.
Other university paint themes represent Boise State, Idaho, Montana,
Montana State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State.