The Seattle-based airline is opening eight new routes around the Pacific Northwest to the Golden State
Alaska Airlines is digging into the West Coast region with new, nonstop service from the Pacific Northwest and the state of Alaska in the north, and from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego in the south.
Starting in early January, guests will be able to travel eight new routes, which will appeal to both leisure travelers and those flying for business. The new scheduled service will link these destinations:
• Spokane to Los Angeles (two daily departures)
• Spokane to San Francisco (two daily departures)
• Redmond / Bend, Oregon to Los Angeles
• Redmond / Bend, Oregon to San Diego
• Redmond / Bend, Oregon to San Francisco
• Boise to Los Angeles (two daily departures)
• Missoula, Montana to Los Angeles
• Anchorage to San FranciscoNew Spokane service:
Start / Date / Destination / Departs / Arrives/ Frequency / Aircraft
Jan. 7 / Spokane-Los Angeles / 7:00 a.m / .9:40 a.m. / DailyE175
Jan. 7 / Spokane-Los Angeles / 4:40 p.m. / 7:20 p.m./ Daily / E175
Jan. 7 / Los Angeles-Spokane / 9:30 a.m. / 12:10 p.m. / .Daily / E175
Jan. 7 / Los Angeles-Spokane / 8:05 p.m. / 10:45 p.m. / Daily / E175
March 19 / Spokane-San Francisco / 7:00 a.m. / 9:28 a.m. / Daily / E175
March 19 / Spokane-San Francisco / 4:20 p.m. / 5:49 p.m. / Daily / E175
March 19 / San Francisco-Spokane / 9:00 a.m / 11:12 a.m. / Daily / E175
March 19 / San Francisco-Spokane / 7:35 p.m. / 9:47 p.m. / Daily / E175
Alaska is also increasing the frequency of flights from key west coast markets to top hubs:
• Beginning Jan. 7, there will be an additional flight between San Francisco and Orange County, California, for a total of seven daily nonstops. On March 19, there will be the addition of a second daily flight between San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare.
• On Jan. 7, the flight between San Diego and Orlando, which is currently flown five times a week, becomes daily nonstop service. Starting March 19, second daily flights will begin between San Diego and Boise, and San Diego and Santa Rosa, California. Also on March 19, nonstop service between San Diego and San Jose, California, increases from four to six flights daily. On May 21, a second daily flight between San Diego and Boston goes into service.
Alaska's guests can connect with the airline's Global Partners at gateway airports on the West Coast – such as Los Angeles and San Francisco – to fly to more than 900 destinations around the globe. Flyers can also earn and redeem miles through Alaska’s Mileage Plan program
A majority of the new routes will be served by the Embraer 175 jet, an aircraft with only window and aisle seating.
Alaska has also renovated its airport lounges
in Anchorage, Los Angeles and Seattle, with a brand-new lounge in San Francisco scheduled to open in 2020.
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners fly 46 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.
"We're excited to offer even more nonstops between vibrant Pacific Northwest communities and our growing hubs in California," said Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines managing director of capacity planning and alliances. "Whether it's travel for a weekend getaway to Missoula or a day trip to San Francisco, we offer nearly 600 daily flights between West Coast cities."