- Joe Breitfeller
Alaska Airlines Expands Service Between Southern California and Santa Rosa/Sonoma County
Alaska Airlines is expanding their service at Santa Rosa/Sonoma County with more nonstop flights between Southern California and the heart of the wine country. The airline will launch daily nonstop service to Burbank and add flights to Orange County and San Diego.
On Friday (April 16, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced an expansion of service at Santa Rosa/Sonoma County in the heart of California’s wine country with more flights to and from Southern California. Starting June 1st, the carrier will offer daily nonstop flights between Santa Rosa/Sonoma County and Burbank, while Alaska will add flights to both Orange County and San Diego from September 8, 2021. With the additional flight to Hollywood Burbank Airport, Alaska will now offer nonstop service to six destinations from Sonoma County including Burbank, Los Angeles, Portland, Orange County, San Diego and Seattle. By fall 2021, the carrier will operate 13 peak day departures, with eight daily nonstop flights to Southern California Airports.
In Friday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Network and Alliances, Brett Catlin, said,
“Sonoma County offers the perfect mix of stunning outdoor locales, acclaimed food and wine, and a vibrant cultural scene. We're proud to better connect Southern California with Sonoma and look forward to welcoming guests with our award-winning service this summer.”
Alaska Airlines was the first carrier to resume service to Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) in 2007 and has long bee the airport’s largest carrier. During 2019, three out of four passengers flying to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County flew with Alaska Airlines.
Commenting on Alaska’s Sonoma County expansion, Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport’s Manager, Jon Stout, added,
“We’re grateful for the 14 years of commitment, growth and Alaska’s outstanding service to the North Bay and the heart of wine country. Alaska recognizes the potential in our market and STS looks forward to many more years of a prosperous partnership.”
Alaska’s guests traveling to Sonoma County will enjoy the carrier’s ‘Wine Flies Free’ program, which allows customers to bring home their favorite bottles of wine without costly shipping fees. The program allows each Mileage Plan member to check an entire case of wine, up to 12 bottles, for free. The new Sonoma-Burbank route will be served with an Embraer E175 aircraft. Guests will appreciate the fact that the aircraft has no middle seats, while enjoying award-winning service in a three-class cabin (including First Class and Premium Class) and hundreds of free movies and TV shows to view on personal devices. Additionally, free texting is available on most flights, while Wi-Fi connectivity is available for purchase.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. 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. Along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations. On March 31, 2021, Alaska Airlines became the 14th member of the oneworld global alliance. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines