Alaska Airlines Adds 18 New Flights And 1 New Destination

Alaska Airlines Adds 18 New Flights And 1 New Destination

Despite the fact that summer travel is already well underway, Alaska Airlines is getting ready for what looks to be a busy winter.

With the exception of one route, all of the major network expansion announced by the Seattle-based carrier will run seasonally through the winter.

Even more, Alaska is introducing a brand-new location: Eagle, Colorado, which is home to the neighboring Vail resort, one of the top ski areas in the nation. The airline will operate three weekly flights from San Diego and Seattle to the Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) in the area.

Regional affiliates operating Embraer 175 aircraft will run seven of the new flights; mainline Boeing 737s will be used for the remaining itineraries.

Only a week ago, Alaska revealed a significant expansion in Mexico, adding new nonstop routes to Monterrey and La Paz.

Alaska is putting more of an emphasis on serving leisure passengers now that corporate travel hasn’t fully returned from the virus in several of its major hubs. Alaska’s performance, at least for its business travel sector, is particularly related to significant tech companies in the region that haven’t been flying as much as they did prior to the epidemic, which is not surprising for an airline with such extensive operations in San Francisco and Seattle.

Actually, a large number of these new routes are point-to-point connections connecting outstations. As an example, Alaska’s network strategy has not traditionally included flights from Boise to Orlando, New York to Puerto Vallarta, or St. Louis to Puerto Vallarta.

However, given that corporate travel hasn’t entirely returned, it makes sense for Alaska to test out some point-to-point leisure flights and see how it goes.

Even in its introduction, Alaska made it clear that these flights are intended for leisure passengers searching for “dream winter getaways.”

“We’re thrilled to offer convenient connection for guests across our network with this expansion—whether checking destinations off their bucket lists or setting off to their favorite winter getaways, we’ve put together an exciting range of options from tropical destinations across Mexico to the most popular ski slopes in North America,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of network planning and revenue management, in a statement.

All of the new routes will be available for sale by Thursday

RouteStart dateEnd dateFrequencyFleet
Fresno, California-Guadalajara, MexicoDec. 3, 2024Feb. 12, 2025Daily737
Boise-BozemanDec. 19, 2024March 17, 2025Five times a weekE175
Boise-Orange County, CaliforniaDec. 19, 2024Year-roundDailyE175
Los Angeles-Kelowna, British ColumbiaDec. 19, 2024March 17, 2025DailyE175
San Diego-RenoDec. 19, 2024April 21, 2025DailyE175
San Diego-Vail (Eagle County)Dec. 20, 2024March 16, 2025Three times a weekE175
Seattle-Vail (Eagle County)Dec. 20, 2024March 16, 2025Three times a weekE175
San Francisco-LiberiaDec. 21, 2024May 10, 2025Once a week737
Seattle-LiberiaDec. 21, 2024May 11, 2025Once a week737
Sacramento-Los CabosJan. 6, 2025April 21, 2025Five times a week737
Sacramento-TucsonJan. 6, 2025April 21, 2025DailyE175
Sacramento-OrlandoJan. 6, 2025April 21, 2025Four times a week737
Boise-OrlandoJan. 7, 2025March 25, 2025Three times a week737
New York-Puerto VallartaJan. 8, 2025April 20, 2025Four times a week737
Sacramento-Puerto VallartaJan. 11, 2025April 19, 2025Once a week737
Kansas City, Missouri-CancunJan. 18, 2025June 7, 2025Once a week737
Kansas City-Puerto VallartaJan. 25, 2025April 5, 2025Once a week737
St. Louis-Puerto VallartaJan. 25, 2025April 5, 2025Once a week737

Sanchita Patil

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