LONDON – Earlier this week, Alaska Airlines announced plans to bolster its coast-to-coast San Diego flights non-stop, expanding its connectivity around the U.S.
The airline will be adding the following flights as per its press release:
|Start Date||City Pair||Departs||Arrives||Frequency||Aircraft|
|June 15, 2023||San Diego-Washington, D.C.||8:00 a.m.||4:10 p.m.||Daily||737-9|
|June 15, 2023||Washington, D.C.- San Diego||10:15 a.m.||12:30 p.m.||Daily||737-9|
|Oct. 5, 2023||San Diego- Tampa||8:40 a.m.||4:25 p.m.||Daily||737-9|
|Oct. 5, 2023||Tampa- San Diego||5:30 p.m.||7:40 p.m.||Daily||737-9|
|June 15, 2023||San Diego- Eugene, Oregon||2:30 p.m.||4:50 p.m.||Daily||E175|
|June 15, 2023||Eugene, Oregon- San Diego||11:30 a.m.||1:50 p.m.||Daily||E175|
Commenting on this upgrade of flights was Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President & CEO:
“The announcement of new destinations on Alaska Airlines is a great way to start the year”.
“Our community benefits from the addition of flights to the East Coast and Pacific Northwest. We thank Alaska Airlines for the addition of these routes and their continued partnership at SAN.”
Also commenting on the news was Neil Thwaites, Alaska Airlines’ Regional Vice President of California:
“Our guests in San Diego asked for more nonstops to the East Coast, and we’re excited to add service to both the nation’s capital and to Florida’s vibrant Gulf Coast”.
“With convenient daytime schedules, award-winning service, and a premium product offering, guests will arrive refreshed and ready to go.”
Alaska Airlines’ Presence in San Diego & California…
With the new routes to our network, Alaska Airlines will serve 35 nonstop destinations from San Diego with the most nonstops of any airline.
This includes flights to the Northeast, Northwest, throughout California, Mexico, and Florida, and all four major islands in Hawaii, along with other locations.
In California, Alaska Airlines operates over 330 peak-day flights, including from its hubs in San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as other cities across the state, including its key focus cities of San Diego and San Jose.
The airline also mentioned that its “Flight Pass” pay-by-month subscription service will offer more options for passengers flying within the state.
This will include flights to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, thus adding to its significant presence in the area that has lasted more than 40 years.
It remains clear that Alaska Airlines is investing majorly in the Californian market, which comes as no surprise due to its presence in the area.
Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see if the airline adds more flights to the region, especially with the busy Summer 2023 season creeping upon the sector.
It’s periods like this when airlines such as Alaska Airlines will want to capture as much revenue as possible in order to boost profitability, especially off the back of COVID-19.
For now, all eyes are on Alaska Airlines to see how much it can capitalize on its potential successes and whether we could see further expansion as a result of this.