Alaska Airlines' sister regional airline Horizon Air is launching two new routes from Los Angeles and one new route from Boise in Idaho in...

Alaska Airlines’ sister regional airline Horizon Air is launching two new routes from Los Angeles and one new route from Boise in Idaho in late fall.

Horizon Air will launch daily round-trip service between Los Angeles and Monterey in California, and between Boise and the Nevada city of Reno, Nevada on November 5.


Horizon Air operates a fleet of more than 50 Bombardier Q400 76-seat turboprop regional airliners, making it one of the largest operators of the type in the world

Horizon Air operates a fleet of more than 50 Bombardier Q400 76-seat turboprop regional airliners, making it one of the largest operators of the type in the world

 

The regional airline will also start operating a new seasonal flight between Los Angeles and Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport in Colorado in December.

Horizon Air will operate all the services with 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop regional airliners.

To promote the new services, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares from $79 on flights between Los Angeles and Monterey and between Boise and Reno, and one-way fares from $119 between Los Angeles and Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport.

In order to obtain the introductory fares for the Los Angeles-Monterey and Boise-Reno services, customers must purchase tickets by July 7 and travel by February 7, 2016.

Introductory-fare tickets between Los Angeles and Gunnison-Crested Butte must be purchased by July 7 and travel completed by March 12.

Unusually, Alaska Air Group carrier Horizon Air decided several years ago to replace all the Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets in its fleet with Bombardier Q400 turboprops, giving it a one-type fleet. Horizon Air's Q400s are almost as fast as regional jets, carry 76 passengers in the airline's fleetwide single-class configuration and are much more fuel-efficient than the regional jets they replaced

Unusually, Alaska Air Group carrier Horizon Air decided several years ago to replace all the Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets in its fleet with Bombardier Q400 turboprops, giving it a one-type fleet. Horizon Air’s Q400s are almost as fast as regional jets, carry 76 passengers in the airline’s fleetwide single-class configuration and are much more fuel-efficient than the regional jets they replaced

 

Horizon Air is offering members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan double mileage points when they fly a qualifying non-stop between Los Angeles and Monterey between November 5 and December 5.

To qualify, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan and register at www.alaskaair.com. Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online.

Mileage Plan members can book award travel between Los Angeles and Monterey from 7,500 miles one-way. Award fares between Boise and Reno and Los Angeles and Gunnison start from 12,500 miles one-way.

Alaska Airlines has also announced that from November 1 it will replace Horizon Air’s daily Bombardier Q400 round-trips linking Los Angeles with Loreto in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur with four-times-weekly services operated by Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800s.

The four-times-weekly round-trips will be operated on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The replacement of the 76-seat turboprop Q400s by 150-seat 737-800s on the route will add 68 seats each week in each direction.

Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines' sister regional carrier in the Alaska Air Group, operates a fleet of nearly 50 Bombardier Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners. It operates all of the 76-seat aircraft on behalf of Alaska Airlines and most of Horizon Air's Q400s are painted in its sister carrier's livery. However, a growing number feature themed liveries commemorating the colors of sports teams of the major universities in cities and states to which Horizon Air operates

Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines’ sister regional carrier in the Alaska Air Group, operates a fleet of more than 50 Bombardier Q400 turboprop regional airliners. It operates all of the 76-seat aircraft on behalf of Alaska Airlines and most of Horizon Air’s Q400s are painted in its sister carrier’s livery

 

Horizon Air’s Los Angeles-Monterey schedule calls for its flight to leave Los Angeles International Airport (IATA code LAX) at 7:40 p.m. daily from November 5 and arrive at Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) at 9:05 p.m.

In the other direction, Horizon Air’s Monterey-Los Angeles flight will depart MRY at 6:00 a.m. daily from November 6 and land at LAX at 7:18 a.m.

The airline’s schedule for its Boise-Reno service to leave Boise Airport (BOI) at 6:15 p.m. daily from November 5 and touch down at Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) at 6:44 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, Horizon Air’s flight will depart RNO at 4:35 p.m. daily from November 5 and reach BOI at 6:55 p.m. local time.

Horizon Air’s twice-weekly schedule for its new seasonal Los Angeles-Gunnison service calls for one flight to leave LAX at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays between December 16 and December 30 and reach Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) at 12:55 p.m. local time.

One of the many special-themed aircraft in Horizon Air's aircraft fleet is this Bombardier Q400 painted in the colors of the Boise State University Broncos football team

One of the many special-themed aircraft in Horizon Air’s aircraft fleet is this Bombardier Q400 painted in the colors of the Boise State University Broncos football team

 

From December 19 to January 2, its other flight will depart LAX on Saturdays at 1:15 p.m. and arrive at GUC at 4:40 p.m. local time.

Then, between January 6 and March 26, both flights will leave LAX on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1:15 p.m. and will reach GUC at 4:40 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, one of Horizon Air’s Gunnison-Los Angeles twice-weekly seasonal flights will depart GUC at 1:35 p.m. on Wednesdays from December 16 to December 30 and get to LAX at 3:10 p.m. local time.

Between December 19 and January 2, Horizon Air’s other seasonal flight will leave GUC at 5:20 p.m. on Saturdays and touch down at LAX at 6:55 p.m. local time.

From January 6 to March 26, both of the twice-weekly seasonal flights will depart GUC at 5:20 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays and arrive at LAX at 6:55 p.m. local time.

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