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Alaska Airlines Expands Southern California Service With New Routes and Increased Frequencies

From fall 2024, Alaska Airlines will add their 39th nonstop destination from San Diego, with new service to Las Vegas.  The carrier will also launch new service between Los Angeles and Pasco, and resume flights between Los Angeles and Reno.

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Thursday (April 25, 2024), Alaska Airlines announced an expansion of their Southern California network with new routes and added frequencies from Los Angeles and San Diego.  From October 1st, 2024, the carrier will add their 39th nonstop destination from San Diego, with new service to Las Vegas.  Alaska will also launch new service between Los Angeles and Pasco, and resume flights from Los Angeles to Reno.  Additionally, the airline will increase capacity on existing routes from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by over 25 percent, including flights to Boise, Medford, Portland, San Jose, Santa Rosa and Seattle.

In Thursday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines Regional Vice President – Neil Thwaites, said,

“As the only airline based on the West Coast, we’re committed to growth in Southern California, and I’m excited that we will offer our largest schedule out of the region in recent years; with our new services from Los Angeles to both Reno and Pasco as well as increased options to the destinations our guests visit most frequently.  This new schedule also solidifies our title as the airline serving the most nonstop destinations from San Diego with our new service to Las Vegas.”


Also commenting on Alaska’s network expansion, San Diego Regional Airport Authority’s CEO, Kimberly Becker, said,


“We are pleased to see Alaska Airlines continue to grow at San Diego International Airport and offer new routes to destinations across the country.  This new nonstop route to Las Vegas will offer yet another option for Southern Californians to travel to this city of lights and entertainment while providing Nevadans easy access to our beaches and sunshine in San Diego.”

Los Angeles World Airports’ Interim Chief Operations and Maintenance Officer, Doug Webster, added,

“LAX looks forward to new routes and expanded services from Alaska Airlines, adding to their existing robust portfolio of flight offerings to and from our airport.  We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to grow our partnership with Alaska Airlines and are pleased to see their commitment to offer our guests a variety of travel options to meet their needs.”

Alaska Airlines Expands Southern California Network - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

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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