Alaska Airlines adds new flights to the Bahamas

An Alaska Airlines Airbus on final approach.
Photo: Alaska Airlines Airbus A321neo on approach to John F. Photo Credit: Joris Wendt/AviationSource
By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 4 Min Read
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Alaska Airlines has added its first-ever flights to the Bahamas with nonstop services from both Los Angeles and Seattle.

The carrier will also increase services to Mexico with new routes between Las Vegas and both Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. All four new international routes begin flying in mid-December.

The move to leisure destinations


The move comes after continuing strong demand by travelers who want to venture to leisure destinations – whether it’s a short plane flight along the West Coast or heading to a distant international location.

Also, with more Boeing 737-9 aircraft entering the airline’s fleet, Alaska has greater range capability for destinations such as Seattle to Nassau.

“We’re excited to add a ‘new dot’ to our route map and believe our guests will appreciate the convenience of nonstop service to the Bahamas this winter,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines.

“Whether our guests choose to stay in Nassau, or venture to the outer islands, the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters of the Bahamas await.”

The new flights to the Bahamas are a first for the airline to the Caribbean nation. From two of its key West Coast hubs – Los Angeles and Seattle – Alaska Airlines will fly nonstop to the popular vacation destination off the coast of South Florida.

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The convenient morning departures from both Los Angeles and Seattle allow travelers to arrive in Nassau in the late afternoon.

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Bahamas PM statement


“We are thrilled to share in the anticipation of Alaska Airlines’ inaugural flight to the pristine shores of the Bahamas, opening a treasure trove of experiences for travellers,” said Bahamas Prime Minister Hon. Philip E. Davis.

“For those looking to escape to our enchanting white beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant culture, this new connection provides an effortless path.”

“We can’t wait to extend our warm Bahamian welcome to the visitors from afar, ushering in a new chapter of tourism and cultural exchange. We welcome and look forward to this new partnership.”

The new service to Nassau will become the 101st nonstop destination from Alaska’s hometown airport in Seattle.

A first for Nassau


“SEA welcomes another dynamic, sunny winter destination – the first time Nassau has been served with nonstop service from Seattle,” said Lance Lyttle, managing director at SEA Airport.

 “Alaska Airlines is providing that opportunity for fun and sun to go with destinations from Mexico to Hawaii – choices Seattle travelers will surely be happy to have!”

Las Vegas becomes a new Alaska gateway to two of Mexico’s most popular destinations from the West Coast: Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta.

Both flights depart Las Vegas late in the morning for a midday arrival. Our new seasonal flight between San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas, which also begins in mid-December, will offer an easy connection to Mexico for our guests along California’s Central Coast.

The flights on mainline aircraft and regional jets offer a three-class cabin. First Class and Premium Class guests enjoy early boarding and the most generous legroom of all domestic carriers.

First Class offers complimentary hot meals based on a seasonal menu with a range of fresh, bright West Coast-inspired flavors and various beverages. Flyers in Premium Class can also take advantage of complimentary cocktails, hand-selected wines and local beers.  

Flights are also enabled with streaming-fast satellite Wi-Fi available for purchase and the option to pre-order from a range of fresh meal selections.  

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