San Diego State University’s hallmark scarlet and black colors and logo will soon be featured on a Horizon Air 76-seat Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprop. To celebrate, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air and the university are partnering with San Diego radio stations to give Aztec fans a chance to win a seat onboard the maiden flight.
This will be the first logoplane for a school in California.
Like other university-themed planes operated for Alaska Airlines by its sister carrier, Horizon Air, the Aztec aircraft will be painted at no cost to the university and will fly throughout Alaska’s regional route system.
To celebrate, Alaska Airlines is offering Aztec fans a chance to win a seat on the May 31 inaugural flight. The flight will take winners on a scenic tour along the Southern California coast, then to the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs and over the Salton Sea.
People traveling through San Diego International Airport on May 31 may catch a first glimpse of the Aztec plane at an unveiling event scheduled at 10:30 a.m. The unveiling is timed to celebrate the start of Alaska Airlines’ new nonstop daily service from San Diego to Fresno/Yosemite, Monterey and Santa Rosa/Sonoma County starting on June 4 and 5, 2012.
The San Diego State plane will be the ninth university-themed aircraft flown by Horizon Air since 2008. Other paint themes represent the universities of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, Boise State, Montana State, Oregon State and Washington State.
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