Alaska Airlines Expands West Coast Serviceby Daine Taylor /
Alaska Airlines announced its commitment to expanding service on the West Coast by offering new, nonstop flight service from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska; and from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.
Starting in early January, the new scheduled service will link the following 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; and Anchorage to San Francisco.
"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're proud to offer nearly 600 daily flights between West Coast cities."
Adding to its expanded services, Alaska is also increasing the frequency of flights between certain markets.
Beginning Jan. 7, there will be an additional flight between San Francisco and Orange County, California, for a total of seven daily nonstops. Also starting Jan. 7, the flight between San Diego and Orlando, which is currently flown five times a week, becomes daily nonstop service.
Starting Mar. 19, Alaska Air will offer second daily flights between San Diego and Boise; and San Diego and Santa Rosa, California. There will be the addition of a second daily flight between San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare.
Also on Mar. 19, nonstop service between San Diego and San Jose, California, increases from four to six flights daily. And on May 21, a second daily flight between San Diego and Boston will go into service.