The carrier will launch new nonstop service from Anchorage to Las Vegas, Denver and San Francisco and will offer year-round service to Phoenix. This summer, Alaska Airlines will connect Anchorage with eight destinations in the lower 48.
On Wednesday (December 16, 2020), Alaska Airlines announced that they will add more ‘sun and fun’ destinations from anchorage for summer 2021. The carrier will launch new nonstop service to Las Vegas, Denver and San Francisco and will also offer year-round service to Phoenix. In total, the carrier will serve eight destinations in the lower 48 this summer including Chicago O’Hare, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Portland. Since four of the West Coast cities are Alaska Airlines’ hubs, guests will enjoy seamless connectivity to onward destinations.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Regional Vice President, Marilyn Romano, said,
“The demand for leisure travel in 2021 is beginning to return as our guests look ahead, and we're offering even more nonstops to take Alaskans to the places they want to go. We believe our guests will love the convenient nonstops to Vegas, Denver and San Francisco, in addition to our daily nonstop flight to Phoenix that's now set to fly year-round.”
Alaska’s Anchorage-San Francisco service was first announced in August 2019 and originally scheduled to start in April 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic. In addition to the new and expanded routes from Anchorage, Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Cargo are supporting residents across the state by transporting COVID-19 vaccines, including service to some of the most remote U.S. communities.
Speaking on the carrier’s commitment to those impacted by the pandemic across the state, Marilyn Romano added,
“More than 1,800 Alaska Airlines employees call Alaska home, making our connections to the communities we serve here very personal. We're here in good times and in difficult times. We're honored to play our role to make sure this life-saving vaccine gets to the people who need it most as quickly and safely as possible.”
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, while emphasizing Next-Level Care. The carrier has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage and is known for low fares, excellent service and sustainability efforts. Along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 800 global destinations. On March 31, 2021, Alaska Airlines will become a member of the oneworld global alliance. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines