Alaska Airlines has launched its new daily nonstop service between Seattle and Atlanta, marking the ninth new market the airline has added this year.
The airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $109 (not including taxes and fees) between the two cities for tickets purchased by November 11, for travel between November 6 and March 10, 2010. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Blackout dates for travel within the United States are December 18 to 21, December 23 and December 26 to 28 this year, and January 2 to 4, 2010.
Alaska’s new Seattle-Atlanta service began on October 23 with the departure of the Boeing 737-800 flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 9:10 a.m., in order to make a 5:10 p.m. arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 5:10 p.m. The daily return flight is scheduled to leave ATL at 6:10 p.m. and arrive back at SEA at 8:30 p.m.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport, is the ninth new market added to the Seattle-based carrier’s route system this year. Other new markets announced this year include Houston and Austin, Texas, and expanded service to Chicago, San Jose in California, and the Hawaiian Islands.
Travelers can earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles on new flights between Seattle and Atlanta through December 23. To qualify, customers must first register at alaskaair.com.
Alaska is operating the flights with Boeing 737-800s accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 passengers in the main cabin. Flights offer Alaska’s Northern Bites meals-for-purchase service, which allows coach passengers to buy a meal onboard. Inflight service includes Alaska Airlines’ digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.
Fares are available for purchase at alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).