Alaska Airlines jumps to Fort Lauderdale, will also add Philadelphia

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) announced today it will launch new daily nonstop service between Seattle/Tacoma and Philadelphia, starting June 11, and between Seattle/Tacoma and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida, beginning on July 16, 2012.

With the introduction of Seattle-Fort Lauderdale service, Alaska Airlines will discontinue flights to Miami, a city the carrier has served from its Seattle hub since 2002.

The airline explained the move; “Miami and Fort Lauderdale airports are about 27 miles apart, so changing the airport we serve should have little effect on our customers. By redirecting our flight to the lower-cost Fort Lauderdale airport, we can serve the same geographic area and continue to offer our customers low fares.”

The flights will be operated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

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