Alaska Airlines, a leading low-cost carrier based in Seattle, wants to make its hometown customers happier by introducing more flights from the city. The airline is already operating more nonstop flights services out of Seattle than any other carrier, but has now said that enhanced travel options from the city is imminent now.
Alaska Airlines recently announced that it will be increasing its departures from Seattle by 11 percent next spring. The daily flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will now be increased to 280 from the existing 253. This will offer more options to Seattle residents to fly to even more destinations.
Media reports said that 27 new roundtrip flights will be added to the airline’s network. The airline will be operating one daily flight from Seattle to various destinations including California, Sacramento, Palm Springs, Alaska, Fairbanks, Denver, Chicago, Boston, Idaho and Boise.
The reports said that Alaska Airlines will also be operating two additional daily roundtrip flights between Los Angeles and Seattle. Apart from this, three additional roundtrip flights will also be operated between Portland and Seattle as well. The airline will also be replacing Bombardier Q400 with a Boeing 737 aircraft for operating two of the 16 daily roundtrip flights between Spokane and Seattle. The number of seats on Seattle-Spokane route will now be increased to 3,350 from 3,200 per day.
According to Alaska Airlines, the 11 percent increase in departures from Seattle will also include six new destinations announced earlier. These include Cancun, Tampa, Detroit, Baltimore, New Mexico and Albuquerque.
The airline will launch its new daily flights between Seattle and New Orleans starting from June 12. The flights on Tampa-Seattle route will start from June 20. The airline will be operating flights to Baltimore, Detroit and Albuquerque in the month of September this year.
The airline will be introducing flights between Seattle and Baltimore effective from September 2. The flights on Seattle-Detroit route will be launched from September 4, while flights on Seattle-Albuquerque route will begin operations starting from September 18. The airline is also planning to launch flights between Seattle and Cancun from November 6. This route is yet to be approved by the government.
Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Communications and External Relations, said that the airline has been operating flights from Seattle for more than 50 years now, and is proud to increase departures than any other airline to more destinations be nearly four times. He said that the airline is now offering nonstop flights to 79 destinations from Seattle.