Alaska Airlines is launching twice-daily service between Seattle and Salt Lake City on April 4, 2013.
To promote the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares starting from $99 for tickets purchased by November 8 for travel between April 4 and May 31, 2013.
The introductory fares can be booked at www.alaskaair.com, or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).
Members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan can also earn double miles on the new non-stop flights from April 4 through May 31. To qualify, customers must first register at alaskaair.com.
“Salt Lake City represents the largest market out of Seattle that Alaska Airlines does not currently serve and has been a top request of our customers for more than a decade,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of planning and revenue management. “With two daily non-stop flights, our customers will enjoy seamless connections to many destinations through Salt Lake City on our partner Delta Air Lines.”
From April 4, Alaska Airlines’ schedule on the Seattle-Salt Lake City route calls for the first of its two daily flights to depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) at 7:00 a.m. and land at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) at 9:59 a.m., local time. The second flight is timed to leave SEA at 1:10 p.m. and arrive at SLC at 4:10 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, the first of Alaska Airlines’ two daily flights will push back from the gate at SLC at 11:00 a.m. and reach SEA at 12:07 p.m. local time. The second flight will being taxiing at SLC at 5:10 p.m. and touch down at SEA at 6:17 p.m. local time.
Like Alaska Airlines’ hometown of Seattle, Salt Lake City and the surrounding region provides many popular outdoor recreational options, including Zion National Park, Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski Resort, to name a few.
“Alaska Airlines is a fantastic new air travel option for the residents of, and visitors to, Salt Lake City,” says Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City’s mayor. “As regional outdoor recreation gateways, Salt Lake City and Seattle have much in common and I look forward to utilizing this great new connection with the Pacific Northwest and points beyond.”
“This new service will provide an important link to worldwide access for passengers. They will be the eighth air carrier with scheduled service in Salt Lake City,” says Maureen Riley, executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.
Alaska Airlines will operate the service with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.
Together with its partner regional airlines, Alaska Airlines serves 95 cities in Alaska, the Lower 48 U.S. states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.