Through its regional-airline partners Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines, Alaska Airlines is adding six routes to its network in November and December, two of them routes it has served before and another route a winter-season service to a ski destination.
Alaska Airlines will inaugurate daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs on November 1,and between Seattle and Omaha on November 7.
Also on November 1, the carrier will add non-stop flights between Portland in Oregon and Tucson. The airline will begin service between Portland and Reno on November 8.
Alaska Airlines last operated between Portland and Reno in 2009 and also served the Portland-Tucson route in 2003.
To promote these four new flights, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory one-way fares starting from $129 between Seattle and Colorado Springs; $169 between Seattle and Omaha; $89 between Portland and Reno; and $129 between Portland and Tucson.
Introductory-fare tickets must be purchased by July 4 and travel must be completed on the Colorado Springs-Seattle and Portland-Tucson routes between November 1 and January 31. Travel on the Seattle-Omaha route must be completed between November 7 and January 31 and travel on the Portland-Reno route must be completed between November 8 and January 31.
On November 1, additionally, the Alaska Airlines network will begin offering new daily service between San Diego and Boise. The daily flights are timed for easy connections on Alaska Airlines’ flights to Los Cabos International Airport in Mexico.
Daily seasonal service between San Diego and Mammoth Yosemite Airport, which serve the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California, will begin on Alaska Airlines’ network on December 19. Alaska Airlines will operate this route through April 13, 2014.
With these flights, Alaska Airlines will offer 25 peak-day departures from San Diego, offering non-stop service to 12 domestic and two international destinations.
To promote the two new San Diego services, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory fares starting from $99 each way between San Diego and Boise and $69 each way between San Diego and Mammoth Lakes.
Tickets must be purchased by July 4 and can be used for travel between San Diego and Boise from November 1 through January 31, and for travel between San Diego and Mammoth Lakes from January 7 through January 31.
For complete fare rules, including blackout dates and advance purchase requirements, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).
Horizon Air ‒ Alaska Airlines’ sister regional airline within Alaska Air Group ‒ will operate the new Portland-Reno flights for Alaska Airlines using 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops.
It will also operate the San Diego-Mammoth Lakes flights for Alaska Airlines, again with Bombardier Q400 equipment.
Alaska Airlines estimates the new 90-minute San Diego-Mammoth Lakes flight will save residents more than six hours of driving.
SkyWest Airlines will operate the other four new routes for Alaska Airlines using 70-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets.
On the Seattle-Colorado Springs route, the Alaska Airlines flight will depart Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA code SEA) at 6:20 p.m. daily from November 1 and land at Colorado Springs Airport (COS) at 9:55 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, Alaska’s flight will leave COS at 8:00 a.m. daily from November 2 and arrive at SEA at 9:55 a.m. local time.
On the Seattle-Omaha route, Alaska Airlines’ flight will push back from the gate at SEA at 10:40 a.m. daily from November 7 and reach Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA) at 3:45 p.m. local time. In the other direction, the flight will push back from the gate at OMA at 4:15 p.m. and touch down at SEA at 5:45 p.m. local time.
From November 8, Alaska Airlines’ service on the Portland-Reno route will leave Portland International Airport (PDX) at 11:10 a.m. daily and get to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) at 12:45 p.m. In the other direction, the flight will depart RNO at 1:15 p.m. and arrive at PDX at 2:50 p.m.
On the Portland-Tucson route, the Alaska Airlines flight will push back from the gate at PDX at 9:15 a.m. daily from November 1 and touch down at Tucson International Airport (TUS) at 1:05 p.m. local time. In the other direction, the flight will begin taxiing at TUS at 1:35 p.m. and land at PDX at 3:30 p.m. local time.
Meanwhile, on the Boise-San Diego route, the Alaska Airlines flight will leave Boise Airport (BOI) at 10:20 a.m. daily from November 1 and reach San Diego International Airport (SAN) at 11:25 a.m. local time. In the other direction, the flight will depart SAN at 5:35 p.m. and get to BOI at 8:40 p.m. local time.
On the San Diego-Mammoth Lakes route, Alaska Airlines’ flight will push back from the gate at SAN at 5:30 p.m. every day except Saturdays from December 19 through April 13 and will arrive at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (MMH) at 7:00 p.m.
In the other direction, the flight will begin taxiing at MMH at 7:30 p.m. on those days and touch down at SAN at 9:00 p.m.
On Saturdays from December 21 through April 12, Alaska Airlines’ San Diego-Mammoth Lakes flight will leave SAN at 9:30 a.m. and land at MMH at 11:00 a.m. In the other direction, the flight will depart MMH at 11:30 a.m. and reach SAN at 1:00 p.m.
Passengers flying on flights operated by Horizon Air and SkyWest Airlines are offered free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, A la Cart plane-side baggage service and complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews for passengers 21 years and older.