Alaska Airlines is expanding by launching two nonstop services from Seattle and Portland.
Two New Routes Launched
The airline has celebrated the launch of new popular vacation getaways, with Hawaii and Florida getting boosts in flying.
Alaska Airlines has launched nonstop flights from Seattle/Everett towards Honolulu while beginning service to Miami from Portland.
These flights will be operated daily and year-round as part of Alaska Airlines’ commitment to offering more choice and flexibility to travellers.
Alaska cites the convenience of travelling through Everett rather than other locations as a reason why service has commenced towards Hawaii.
Everett offers a small terminal but with less traffic. Additionally, the airport is 25 miles north of downtown Seattle, making it a more appropriate option for customers.
Meanwhile, Portland to Miami reaffirms the company’s commitment towards Portland. This crucial city see significant demand towards holiday destinations and spurred on the route launch.
Thanks to a Portland-to-Miami connection, Alaska Airlines now offers customers four cities in Florida nonstop from Portland with its aircraft.
Comments From Executives
Travel demand to leisure destinations to relax and recharge remains strong, especially to sun and fun locations as cooler weather settles in. Our new nonstop between Seattle/Everett and Honolulu is our first regularly scheduled service connecting Paine Field to Hawaii. And our new coast-to-coast route between Portland and Miami links two destinations that were the largest underserved cities for each airport.Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines.
For those traveling between Honolulu and Washington State, flying into Seattle/Everett is a less congested option and offers a different way to access the greater Seattle area. With this new flight, we’ll fly a combined six nonstops a day to the two Seattle area airports from Oahu, providing our leisure and business travelers with a variety of flight times that work best for them.Daniel Chun, director of sales, community and public relations in Hawaii for Alaska Airlines.
The Alaska Airlines Fleet
Currently, the carrier operates 225 in-service aircraft spread across many aircraft types for its mainline operation.
However, notably, the airline removed all Airbus-produced aircraft acquired through a Virgin America merger in the 2010s only recently.
Now, the airline relies on the 737 series with 737NGs and next-generation 737 MAX aircraft deployed across the network.
The airline is also awaiting an upcoming uncertified variant of the 737 MAX to be delivered, the 737-10, which is the largest member of the series.