Alaska Airlines Announces Seattle To Toronto Flights

Daniel Fowkes
22 Jan 2024
· Routes 
Alaska Airlines has announced it'll begin daily flights from Seattle to Toronto with its 737-900 as part of a Canadian expansion.

Alaska Airlines has announced it’ll add flights between Seattle and Toronto for the first time as it connects its home to the largest city in Canada.

Breaking Down The Flight

Alaska Airlines will operate a daily nonstop service between Seattle and Toronto starting May 16, 2024. The airline says it’ll utilise the 737-900.

Departure from Seattle is scheduled for 0700, with a 1420 arrival in Toronto. Alaska Airlines says the flight will depart one hour later from Toronto at 1540 before arriving back in Seattle at 1755.

A Partnership With Porter Airlines

In December 2023, Alaska Airlines signed a partnership with Porter Airlines to ensure it could grow its Canadian network further, with the latter being based in Toronto.

Porter has already rapidly expanded its route network by using the Embraer E195-E2 and intends to continue with new connections towards the West Coast of North America.

As part of the latest partnership, which makes Porter the 30th global partner for Alaska Airlines, the belief is that the pair will see a significant number of positive repercussions.

A Big Moment

Launching towards Toronto from Seattle is significant for the company, with Toronto being the largest city in Canada. Additionally, it has become a new destination from their home airport in Seattle.

Previously, in the early 1990s, Alaska Airlines flew between Los Angeles and Toronto, so while flying from the West Coast towards the Eastern part of Canada may seem more foreign, it happened before.

Toronto will now become the sixth city in Canada the company flies to. Toronto joins Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonton and Calgary as building a crucial part of the network towards Canada.

Comments From Executives

We’re always focused on better connecting the Pacific Northwest with additional nonstops in our network. There’s a strong desire by our guests for a Seattle-Toronto flight that connects a pair of exciting cities not only for leisure travel but also links key business centers between the U.S. and Canada.

Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines

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