LONDON – On June 16, the United States based carrier, Alaska Airlines, has announced the launch of two new destinations included in five new routes for their summer season this year.
The new destinations & routes…
With the summer season demand picking up to full swing, Alaska Airlines has announced that it will be starting scheduled services to Cleveland, Ohio and Miami, Florida. Although Miami is not strictly a new destination for Alaska, as they used to serve the popular Florida city over 10 years ago.
Both Cleveland and Miami will both be served on a daily basis from Alaska Airlines’ home hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) in Washington. Both flights had already commenced on June 16 and their details are as follows –
- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
- AS216 departs Seattle at 09:45 am and arrives into Cleveland at 17:18 pm after approximately a three and a half hour flight. Both times local.
- AS330 departs Cleveland at 18:20 pm and arrives back into Seattle at 20:36 pm after approximately a four and a half hour flight. Both times local.
- Miami International Airport (MIA)
- AS305 departs Seattle at 07:15 am and arrives into Miami at 16:27 pm after approximately a five hour flight. Both times local.
- AS728 departs Miami at 17:50 pm and arrives back into Seattle at 21:30 pm after approximately a five and a half hour flight. Both times local.
Both of these two new services will be primarily operated by Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, however, you may see their Boeing 737-900ER NG’s (Extended Range Next Generation) also operating the services dependent on aircraft availability.
With the addition of both of these new services, that brings Alaska Airlines’ total nonstop destination count from its home base in Seattle to 100 different places for passengers to choose from.
As well as launching flights to both Cleveland and Miami, Alaska Airlines has also expanded on its operations at Boise Airport (BOI) with new services to Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) and Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS).
On top of this, Alaska has also begun services between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC).
Commenting on their latest announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Network and Alliances, Brett Catlin, says:
“Northeast Ohio, South Florida, Southern Idaho – we’re flying new routes and heading to new destinations where our guests want to go. We’re seeing strong tickets sales for all our new non-stops. That’s another indication that so many of us are ready to get out and go places.”
Robert Kennedy, Director of Airports at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport adds about the new Cleveland service:
“We are truly excited to welcome Alaska Airlines to the Cleveland market. It’s great to see this exceptional air service to Seattle that will connect Clevelander’s to West Coast cities, Hawaii, western Canada and Alaska.”
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, has commented on their new Miami service saying:
“We proudly welcome Alaska Airlines back to Miami International Airport for the first time in 10 years. Daily flights to the Pacific Northwest and beyond will give our residents more travel options, especially to the beautiful state of Alaska.”
“I also commend Alaska Airlines for being included in TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 for its work in sustainability, one of my highest priorities for Miami-Dade County.”
Commenting on the new Idaho Falls service, Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper has said, “We are thrilled this moment has become a reality for our great community. Providing this nonstop flight to Boise opens up greater economic opportunities through the only intrastate commercial airline service.”
Based off the comments of many of the senior members from each company and state, it is evident that Alaska Airlines’ new services are very welcome to the American aviation sector.
Not only this, but with Alaska Airlines’ growing fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we may see even more destinations and routes open up for their guests.