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Alaska Air Adds New Coast-to-Coast Routes for Winter 2023/24

Alaska Airlines has today announced the addition of three new routes to sunny destinations for winter 2023/24 with service between Portland and Miami, Palm Springs and New York-JFK, and San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas.

Alaska Airlines Launches New Coast-to-Coast Routes Linking Sunny Destinations for Winter 2023/24 - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Thursday (June 15, 2023), Alaska Airlines announced the launch of service on three new routes for winter 2023/24. The carrier will launch service between Portland, Oregon and Miami on November 17th, followed by flights between Palm Springs and New York-JFK, as well as between San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas from December 14, 2023. The Portland-Miami route will operate daily year-round, expanding Alaska’s network from Portland to 42 nonstop destinations with 96 peak daily flights. Miami becomes the carrier’s fourth nonstop route to Florida from Portland, joining Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. Alaska Airlines previously introduced Seattle-Miami service in June 2022.

In Thursday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President – Revenue Management and Network Planning, Kirsten Amrine, said,

“We believe our guests are going to love these new nonstops. We continue to see strong demand by travelers who want to go to leisure destinations and are already planning trips for next year. We’re especially excited to launch a new coast-to-coast route in Portland, which is a key hub for us. Miami is the largest underserved city from Portland and vice versa, so plenty of flyers are ready to travel between the Rose City and South Florida.”

Speaking on Alaska’s new seasonal service between Palm Springs and New York-JFK, Palm Springs International Airport’s Executor Director of Aviation, Harry Barrett, said,

“The introduction of Alaska Airlines’ nonstop service from Palm Springs to New York’s JFK airport is a welcome addition for Palm Springs International Airport. This new service not only strengthens our ties with one of the world’s most influential cities but also contributes to the economic growth and vitality of our region. We extend our sincere gratitude to Alaska Airlines for their commitment to enhancing travel options and for choosing Palm Springs International Airport as a key part of their expanding network.”

Service between San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas will operate daily from December 14, 2023, joining direct routes from California’s Central Coast region to San Diego, Portland and Seattle.

Commenting on the new nonstop route between San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas, San Luis Obispo County’s Director of Airports, Courtney Johnson, said,

“The decision to introduce this service was driven by the growing demand for travel between these two destinations. We anticipate that the Las Vegas-San Luis Obispo route will contribute to increased passenger traffic, benefiting our airport and the region as a whole.”

Today, June 15th, Alaska also started new daily nonstop service between San Diego and both Washington D.C. (IAD) and Eugene, Oregon. The carrier will also start new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Tampa on October 5, 2023.

Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).

Source: Alaska Airlines


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