Alaska Airlines today announced Condor Airlines as its newest partner, giving members of its award-winning Mileage Plan more opportunities to earn and use miles on flights to Europe. Condor flies nonstop to Frankfurt, Germany, from Anchorage, Alaska, as well as many other West Coast airports in the U.S. and Canada. Alaska travelers arriving on Condor flights to Frankfurt and Munich can connect to more than 75 destinations across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Alaska is raising the bar to allow Mileage Plan members to travel and earn miles to more than 900 destinations around the globe through a unique network of international partners. Over the last two years, Alaska Airlines has made several enhancements to its best-in-class Mileage Plan program including three new global partnerships and adding ways to earn miles faster, get elite status sooner and redeem miles for award travel.

"We are continuing to bolster our international partner portfolio, giving our guests access to more of the globe. Condor provides a key link, with its non-stops from seven Alaska gateways to Europe and beyond," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines executive vice president and chief commercial officer.

Condor travelers can join Mileage Plan for free and earn miles starting today. Existing Alaska Mileage Plan members can also start earning immediately. Miles flown will count toward elite status in Alaska's Mileage Plan. Redemption for award travel will begin at a later date. Members of Virgin America's Elevate program can earn Alaska Mileage Plan miles on Condor when using the Alaska Mileage Plan number that was issued to them earlier this year.