Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) will begin flying nonstop between Anchorage and Phoenix, starting on December 18, and Anchorage and Las Vegas, starting on December 19, 2013.
Flights will operate on each route three times a week. Anchorage-Las Vegas service will be offered year-round while Anchorage-Phoenix flights will operate seasonally through April 19, 2014.
Summary of new service:
Mon, Wed, Sat
Mon, Wed, Sat
Thu, Fri, Sun
Thu, Fri, Sun
Times based on local time zones.
Carrier introducing Bombardier Q400s to the state of Alaska
Alaska Airlines will add flying within the state of Alaska using Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) aircraft flown by Horizon Air (Alaska Horizon) (Seattle/Tacoma), starting on March 3, 2014. The Q400 will operate eight daily round-trip flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks currently flown with Boeing 737 aircraft. Additionally, the Q400 will replace an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 on one of two daily round-trip flights between Anchorage and Kodiak seasonally from October through April. Initial service will begin on March 3 and continue through April 30, 2014.
“Flying the fast and efficient Q400 enables Alaska Airlines to increase our frequency from seven to nine roundtrips a day for Anchorage-Fairbanks travelers, giving them more options for traveling between the state’s two largest cities,” Romano said. “It also gives us the flexibility to fly our larger aircraft to new destinations out of Anchorage, such as the new nonstop routes to Las Vegas and Phoenix.”
With a crew of two pilots and two flight attendants, the Q400 is configured with 76 seats in an all-coach cabin. The aircraft also is equipped with the Head-Up Guidance system and satellite-based navigation technology similar to Alaska’s Boeing 737s.
Horizon Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, will have 60 employees (30 flight attendants and 30 pilots) based in Anchorage to fly the aircraft. Alaska Airlines employees will provide ground-based customer service and maintenance support.
Top Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-790 WL N644AS (msn 30795) taxies at San Francisco with a Wi-Fi sticker by the forward door.
Bottom Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N401QX (msn 4031) in the WSU Cougars – Washington State University special scheme climbs away from Los Angeles International Airport.
Alaska Airlines will inaugurate thrice-weekly service between San Jose, Calif., and Los Cabos, Mexico, starting November 20, 2010, subject to government approval. The nonstop flight will operate on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, accommodating 12 passengers in first class and 112 in the main cabin.
Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. Boeing 737-790 N644AS (msn 30795) with the special WiFi sticker and equipment departs from San Francisco.
A close-up of N644AS at San Francisco. Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin.
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Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) has started adding “WiFi Inflight” stickers.
In other news, the company will operate again to Bethel, Kotzebue and Nome depending on the ash conditions from Mount Redoubt on a day by day basis. Aircraft resting overnight at Anchorage are being wrapped in a protective plastic sealant.