Alaska Airlines begins nonstop Seattle-Colorado Springs flights
Alaska Airlines has launched its first nonstop flight between Seattle and Colorado Springs. The inaugural flight took off for Seattle from Colorado Springs on November 2, 2013 with Colorado Springs Mayor Steve Bach, wife Suzi and 61 other passengers.
Colorado Springs Airport authorities were jubilant with the launch of Alaska Airlines service as the passengers will now be able to get cheap airfares when flying with this leading U.S. low-cost carrier. Alaska Airlines is the first new airline to introduce local service on Seattle-Colorado Springs route ever since another low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines stopped services to Colorado Springs in April this year. Frontier Airlines is currently operating flights between Denver and Colorado Springs.
Bach welcomed the launch of the service to Colorado Springs by Alaska Airlines. He said that Colorado Springs Airport will have the opportunity to get more direct flights operated out of the airport to more destinations if the residents support the new Alaska Airlines flight. He said that he feels satisfied at the outcome and with his sincere efforts to get Alaska Airlines to the airport since Frontier Airlines’ exit. Janelle Miller, regional director of customer service for Alaska Airlines, also affirmed Bach’s comments and said that the airline will think of expanding the service Colorado Springs once the new flight becomes successful.