LONDON – US carrier Alaska Airlines have just announced a new nonstop flight connecting Everett WA, the newest commercial airport in the Seattle area, with their Anchorage main hub.
The new service will commence operation for November 30, with tickets now available for purchase from the airline.
Meeting local demand
“We listened to our guests who live and work from north of Seattle to the Canadian border. They told us one of their top requests is a nonstop flight between Everett and Anchorage,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances for Alaska Airlines.
“There’s a significant need and demand to connect workers and businesses in the two regions – from the fishing industry to aviation – in addition to the desire for leisure travel. We’re ready to welcome our guests on this new route this fall.”
Responding on behalf of the regional community, Garry Clark, president and CEO at Economic Alliance Snohomish County, said:
“For Economic Alliance Snohomish County, the City of Everett and Paine Field, we are thankful for the rich history of business and community engagement provided by Alaska Airlines.”
“This announcement is another example of Alaska Airlines’ willingness to be forward thinking, valuing its customers to create desired opportunities for travel and connection.”
“This is extra sweet due to Alaska Airlines’ history: Anchorage served as the first flight location for Alaska Airlines and its founder Linious McGee back in 1932. Snohomish County is grateful for Alaska and its continued efforts at Paine Field,” added Mr Clark.
Alaska Airlines begins new nonstop service between Everett WA and Anchorage AK on Nov. 30, 2022.
With the new nonstop from Everett, operated by Alaska Airlines sister airline Horizon Air, Anchorage becomes the farthest destination and longest flight served from that airport, and it’s also the airline’s first route to fly north from it.
On their operations side, Horizon began operating a new 74,000 square foot hangar and maintenance facility on the Paine Field property this year that can accommodate up to four E175 aircraft at a time.
Commencing November 30, the airline will operate a return service daily, with a departure from Everett at 11.05am local time, and a return from Anchorage at 1.40pm.
The Embraer E175 jet will service the new route. The E175 features First Class and Premium Class, and only window and aisle seating – there are no middle seats.
Guests are able to enjoy hundreds of free movies and TV shows available for viewing on personal devices, as well as free texting on most flights and Wi-Fi connectivity available for purchase.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska is a member of the oneworld global alliance.
Via the extended alliance and airline partners, passengers are able to access travel to more than 900 destinations on more than 20 airlines worldwide.