Alaska Airlines Expands Service to Warm-Weather Leisure Destinations this Winter

by Daine Taylor
Alaska Airlines Expands Service to Warm-Weather Leisure Destinations this Winter

Alaska Airlines is adding more routes to Florida, Hawaii, and other warm-weather destinations this winter. Photo: Alaska Airlines. 


Winter is coming. And while summer is in full swing, Alaska Airlines is looking to the future by expanding flight service to warm-weather vacation spots for the winter months.

The Pacific Northwest may be filled with long, sunny days right now, but it's time to start planning sun-splashed getaways for when the darker days of winter return. To that end, Alaska Airlines is increasing service to popular sunny spots this winter with plenty of choices for nearly any vacation itinerary.

"As the leading airline in the Pacific Northwest, we're excited to offer even more service to sun-soaked locales this winter," said Brett Catlin, managing director of alliances and capacity planning, Alaska Airlines.

"Whether it's a weekend getaway to Palm Springs or the trip of a lifetime to Asia or Alaska, together with our global partners, we are proud to offer more nonstops to more destinations than any other carrier serving Seattle."

Service changes
The airline will be increasing service to Florida with eight daily nonstop flights offered aboard Alaska's Boeing 737-900ER aircraft, with a second daily flight between Seattle and Tampa starting Dec. 19; a second daily flight between Seattle and Fort Lauderdale starting Nov. 5; a second peak day flight between Portland and Orlando starting Jan. 7; and a third peak day flight between Seattle and Orlando starting Jan. 7.

Alaska Airlines will expand to offer even more service to Hawaii, with the introduction of a third daily flight between Seattle and Maui (starting Nov. 21), in addition to a recently added third daily flight between Seattle and Honolulu.

They will further invest in their popular service to Palm Springs with 10 peak daily departures between the Pacific Northwest and Palm Springs this winter, including the addition of a third daily flight between Portland and Palm Springs starting Jan. 7 and a recently announced new daily flight between Everett (Paine Field) and Palm Springs starting Nov. 5.

In addition, there is a proposed expansion of access between Seattle and Bozeman, Montana, starting Jan. 7 with a fourth peak day flight to this popular ski destination. Alaska is the only airline to offer daily, year-round service between Seattle and Bozeman.

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