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  • Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Expands Pacific Northwest Network With Four New Routes

Alaska Airlines has announced the launch of four new Pacific Northwest routes with service from Boise to Chicago O’Hare and Austin, as well as flights from Seattle to Idaho Falls and Redding, California.


Alaska Airlines Expands Pacific Northwest Network With Four New Routes - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Today (March 10, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced an expansion of their Pacific Northwest network with the start of four new routes. The carrier is launching service from Boise, Idaho to Chicago-O’Hare and Austin, Texas, as well as flights from Seattle to Idaho Falls, Idaho and Redding, California. The Austin and Chicago routes will be operated year-round from June 17th and serviced with three-class Embraer E175s. With the additional routes, Alaska Airlines now offers 28 daily departures to 12 cities from Boise, and guests traveling to Chicago-O’Hare will enjoy seamless connectivity via oneworld partner American Airlines’ domestic and international networks.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Network and Alliances, Brett Catlin, said,


“Alaska has long been Boise's largest carrier and we're excited to grow our presence with new eastward connections. As Boise continues to grow its diverse and vibrant economy, we look forward to serving the needs of the community with nonstop flights, low fares and great service.”


Also commenting on the new routes, Boise Airport’s Director, Rebecca Hupp, added,


“Alaska Airlines’ announcement today is a testament to their commitment to grow with the Treasure Valley. The new flights open up markets and create greater connectivity for Boise's residents and visitors. The Boise Airport looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with Alaska Airlines long into the future.”


As previously mentioned, Alaska is also launching service from Seattle to Idaho Falls, Idaho and Redding, California, which both offer excellent outdoor opportunities. Idaho Falls is the western gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, while Redding provides convenient access to Mt. Shasta and the magnificent Redwoods. The routes from Seattle to Idaho Falls and Redding will be operated year-round from June 17th and serviced with a Horizon Q400 turboprop (now De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400).



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, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).



Source: Alaska Airlines