• Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Adds Embraer E175 to State of Alaska Flight Network From October 2020

Updated: Jun 25

Alaska Airlines announced on Monday that they will be adding the Embraer E175 regional jet to their state of Alaska network from October 2020. The aircraft type operated by regional partner Horizon Air will serve select markets within Alaska.


Alaska Airlines Embraer E175 Tailfins - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Yesterday (June 22, 2020), Alaska Airlines announced that they will add Embraer 175s to their in-state Alaskan flight network on select routes. The popular regional jet aircraft will be operated by Alaska’s regional partner Horizon Air from October 2020. The E175 will complement the carrier’s current Boeing 737 mainline flying in, to and from Alaska and will be a perfect fit to service communities where larger jets aren’t the best option. The regional jets have no middle seats and are configured with 12 First, 12 Premium and 52 Main Cabin seats and include amenities such as Wi-Fi access and ‘Alaska Beyond Entertainment.’ The inflight entertainment system (IFE) offers free movies and TV programming direct to guest’s personal devices. In Monday’s announcement, Alaska Airline’s Regional Vice President, Marilyn Romano said,


“Alaskans who have flown the E175 jet in the lower 48 have frequently asked when they might see the plane in the state, and we’re thrilled the time has come. This jet gives us the flexibility to increase daily frequency between Anchorage and Fairbanks up to seven times a day, and to provide year-round service to King Salmon and Dillingham. In time, the new mix of aircraft will unlock other markets in the state for future service. This has been an especially challenging time for Alaskans with the pandemic and reduction of air service hitting residents hard. We’ve seen the unique needs of the Great Land for 88 years and introducing a new aircraft to our in-state fleet supports additional flying that keeps Alaskans connected within the state and beyond.”


The carrier recently added Boeing 737 service to Cold Bay and started service to King Salmon and Dillingham a month early. Alaska Airlines also began serving Unalakleet earlier this month with their 737-700 freighters. Tickets to Anchorage and Fairbanks, as well as all destinations the airline serves are available for purchase now. Flights to King Salmon and Dillingham will be available for purchase on June 26, 2020 for travel after August 17, 2020.


Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 115 destinations in the United States and North America, providing essential service for their guests and critical cargo shipments. The carrier has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage and is known for low fares, excellent service and sustainability efforts. The award-winning airline serves over 47 million guests annually and has been named “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” by J.D. Power for the last 12 years. Along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 800 global destinations.


Source: Alaska Airlines

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