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Alaska Airlines expands service and presence at Santa Rosa/Sonoma County

SEATTLE, April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines is increasing its service and commitment to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County with more nonstop flights between Southern California and the heart of wine country. Starting June 1, the airline will offer daily nonstop service between Santa Rosa/Sonoma County and Burbank. On Sept. 8, Alaska will add additional flights to both Orange County and San Diego.

With the additional flight to Hollywood Burbank Airport, the airline will have nonstop service to six destinations from Sonoma County: Burbank, Los Angeles, Portland, Orange County, San Diego and Seattle. By fall, Alaska will operate 13 peak day departures, including eight daily nonstop flights to Southern California airports.

"Sonoma County offers the perfect mix of stunning outdoor locales, acclaimed food and wine, and a vibrant cultural scene," said Brett Catlin, Alaska’s vice president of network and alliances. "We’re proud to better connect Southern California with Sonoma and look forward to welcoming guests with our award-winning service this summer."

Alaska was the first commercial airline to resume service to Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport in 2007. The airline has long been the airport’s largest carrier. In 2019, three out of four passengers to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County flew on Alaska.

"We’re grateful for the 14 years of commitment, growth and Alaska’s outstanding service to the North Bay and the heart of wine country. Alaska recognizes the potential in our market and STS looks forward to many more years of a prosperous partnership," said Jon Stout, airport manager at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.

Tickets for all routes are available for purchase now at alaskaair.com.

When heading to Sonoma, Alaska’s guests can take advantage of its Wine Flies Free program, which debuted in 2007 to make it easier for travelers to bring home their favorite bottles of wine from Santa Rosa/Sonoma County. Oftentimes, wineries are unable to ship cases directly or consumers are faced with costly shipping fees to transport wine. Alaska’s Wine Flies Free solves those challenges by offering each Mileage Plan member the ability to check an entire case – up to 12 bottles of wine – for free.

The new route between Santa Rosa/Sonoma and Burbank will be served by the Embraer 175 jet, an aircraft with only window and aisle seating; there are no middle seats. Guests will enjoy award-winning service in a three-class cabin that includes First Class and Premium Class; hundreds of free movies and TV shows available for viewing on personal devices; free texting on most flights; and Wi-Fi connectivity for purchase.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica. The airline emphasizes Next-Level Care for its guests, along with providing low fares, award-winning customer service and sustainability efforts. On March 31, 2021, Alaska became the 14th member of oneworld. With the global alliance and Alaska Airlines’ additional partners, guests can travel to more than 1,000 destinations on more than 20 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world. Learn more about Alaska at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

 

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Horizon Air welcomes new CEO/president, and new chief operating officer

Alaska Air Group announced today that Gary Beck will be Horizon Air’s new CEO and president, and Constance von Muehlen will be Horizon’s chief operating officer.

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Best airline/best frequent flyer program in the U.S.

SmarterTravel selects Alaska Airlines as the 2017 Editor’s Choice for best airline and best frequent flyer program.

Best Domestic Airline for 2017: The Methodology

Key factors that were taken into account included: reliability, fees, legroom, seat width, number of routes, and other elements that contribute to overall satisfaction.

Best Frequent Flyer Program for 2017: The Methodology

Key factors taken into account included: ease of earning, ease of award redemption, award prices, the number of partner companies offering rewards, and the program’s overall value.

Alaska Airlines Begins New Service from San Jose, California to San Diego and Orange County/Santa Ana

SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines today begins daily non-stop service connecting San Jose, California with Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego. With the new flights, which are operated by SkyWest Airlines, Alaska now operates a total of 28 peak-day departures to 14 destinations from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

"We continue to bring low fares and new nonstop destinations to our focus city of San Jose," said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. "From the Bay Area, Alaska customers can make convenient connections to Beijing and London, served by our partner carriers Hainan Airlines and British Airways, and enjoy the benefits of our award-winning customer service and loyalty program."

Summary of new service:

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

San Jose-Orange County

7 a.m.

8:15 a.m.

Daily

2:05 p.m.

3:20 p.m.

Daily

6:25 p.m.

7:40 p.m.

Daily

Orange County-San Jose

8:55 a.m.

10:06 a.m.

Daily

4 p.m.

5:10 p.m.

Daily

8:20 p.m.

9:31 p.m.

Daily

San Diego-San Jose

6:30 a.m.

7:53 a.m.

Daily

12 p.m.

1:23 p.m.

Daily

2 p.m.*

3:44 p.m.*

Friday, Sunday

6:30 p.m.

7:53 p.m.

Daily

San Jose-San Diego

8:30 a.m.

9:57 a.m.

Daily

12:15 p.m.*

1:42 p.m.*

Friday, Sunday

4:20 p.m.

5:47 p.m.

Daily

8:30 p.m.

9:57 p.m.

Daily

All times based on local time zones.

*Seasonal flight discontinues Aug. 26, 2016

The flights will be operated with 76-seat E175 jets, which feature 12 seats in First Class, 12 seats in Preferred Plus and 52 seats in the Main Cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices, and in First Class 110 volt power in every seat. Food and beverage options feature complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages along with for-purchase items including hearty snack packs, Washington State wines and craft beers and spirits.

Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can earn miles for travel benefits. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan features 17 international and domestic airline partners, who fly to more than 800 destinations around the world. Mileage Plan was recently rated #1 Airline Rewards Program by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction for the third year in a row in the J.D. Power 2016 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

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Alaska Airlines to Add First Nonstop Flights from San Diego to Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado

SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines today announced it will start new nonstop service between San Diego and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Just in time for next season’s ski season, the seasonal service will begin Dec. 17, 2016, and run through March 25, 2017.

This represents an expansion of service beyond the nonstop flights operated between Seattle and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, and is a testament to the popularity of the area’s ski resort. In addition, it adds yet another winter resort destination for San Diegans and complements existing nonstop service to popular resorts including California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and many other resorts near Salt Lake City.

"Just as people begin to make vacation plans for the upcoming ski season, Alaska Airlines has introduced the first-ever nonstop service between San Diego and Steamboat Springs," said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. "We are pleased to offer San Diego customers another new nonstop destination, where they can continue to enjoy the benefits of our award-winning customer service and loyalty program."

Summary of new service:

Dates

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Dec. 17-March 25

San Diego-Hayden/Steamboat Springs

9:55 a.m.

1:07 p.m.

Tuesday & Friday

Dec. 17-March 25

Hayden/Steamboat Springs-San Diego

1:45 p.m.

3:06 p.m.

Tuesday & Friday

 

All times based on local time zones.

Alaska will fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a mainline jet. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, and Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which includes free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices and power outlets in the first class cabin.

Visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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Alaska Airlines to Add First Nonstop Flights from San Diego to Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado

SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines today announced it will start new nonstop service between San Diego and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Just in time for next season’s ski season, the seasonal service will begin Dec. 17, 2016, and run through March 25, 2017.

This represents an expansion of service beyond the nonstop flights operated between Seattle and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, and is a testament to the popularity of the area’s ski resort. In addition, it adds yet another winter resort destination for San Diegans and complements existing nonstop service to popular resorts including California’s Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and many other resorts near Salt Lake City.

"Just as people begin to make vacation plans for the upcoming ski season, Alaska Airlines has introduced the first-ever nonstop service between San Diego and Steamboat Springs," said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. "We are pleased to offer San Diego customers another new nonstop destination, where they can continue to enjoy the benefits of our award-winning customer service and loyalty program."

Summary of new service:

Dates

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Dec. 17-March 25

San Diego-Hayden/Steamboat Springs

9:55 a.m.

1:07 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday

Dec. 17-March 25

Hayden/Steamboat Springs-San Diego

1:45 p.m.

3:06 p.m.

Wednesday & Saturday

 

All times based on local time zones.

Alaska will fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a mainline jet. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, and Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which includes free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices and power outlets in the first class cabin.

Visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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Alaska Airlines Begins New Flights from Orange County to Santa Rosa and Reno/Tahoe

SEATTLE, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today Alaska Airlines will begin new service from Orange County to Santa Rosa/Sonoma County, California and Reno/Tahoe, Nevada. These new routes eliminates the need to connect through other cities and marks the first time Alaska Airlines has provided service between Reno and Orange County, which is the second most popular destination from Reno.

"We're excited to introduce two new destinations from John Wayne Airport," said John Kirby Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "Orange County residents will enjoy our convenient non-stop service to the wine regions of Sonoma, and to the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada."

The flights will be operated by Horizon Air using 76-seat Q400 aircraft. Customers can enjoy complimentary snacks, soft drinks, Starbucks coffee and tea and Northwest wine and microbrews.

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Mar. 16

Orange County-Reno

2:45 p.m.

4:05 p.m.

Daily

Mar. 16

Reno-Orange County

10:15 a.m.

11:37 a.m.

Daily

Mar. 16

Orange County-Santa Rosa

12:15 p.m.

1:46 p.m.

Daily

Mar. 16

Santa Rosa-Orange County

12:40 p.m.

2:11 p.m.

Daily

All times based on local time zones

Visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the  J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

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Alaska Airlines Grows San Jose Focus City with New Flying to San Diego and Orange County/Santa Ana

SEATTLE, Feb. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines today announced it will add two new routes from San Jose to Southern California starting June 5, 2016. The new, three-times daily nonstop service will connect Bay Area customers to Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego. With this expansion, Alaska will operate 28 peak-day departures to 14 destinations from Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport.

"These new routes will bring low fares and an elevated inflight experience to our California customers, offering convenient connections to popular leisure destinations in Mexico and Hawaii served by Alaska as well as to Beijing and London, served by our partner carriers Hainan Airlines and British Airways," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer.

Alaska will fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in preferred class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices, and in first class, 110 volt power in every seat and complimentary tablets. Food and beverage will include hot meals for purchase, sourced from iconic Pacific Northwest brands, in addition to microbrews and wine.

"I'd like to thank Alaska Airlines for choosing to expand service in Silicon Valley," said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. "Alaska's new flights speak to the strength of our local economy and will provide another convenient option for the many Silicon Valley residents who travel to Southern California for business and leisure. We look forward to helping facilitate Alaska's continued growth at SJC in the years ahead."

Summary of New Service:

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

San Jose-Orange County

7 a.m.

8:15

Daily

2:05 p.m.

3:19 p.m.

Daily

6:25 p.m.

7:10 p.m.

Daily

Orange County-San Jose

8:55 a.m.

10:05 a.m.

Daily

4 p.m.

5:10 p.m.

Daily

8:20 p.m.

9:31 p.m.

Daily

 

San Diego-San Jose

6:30 a.m.

7:55 a.m.

Daily

12 p.m.

1:24 p.m.

Daily

6:30 p.m.

7:55 p.m.

Daily

San Jose-San Diego

8:30 a.m.

9:55 a.m.

Daily

4:20 p.m.

5:47 p.m.

Daily

8:30 p.m.

9:55 p.m.

Daily

All times based on local time zones

With the ability to earn and redeem miles on 16 airline partners to more than 800 destinations worldwide, customers can achieve their next award trip even faster. Mileage Plan members enjoy generous availability on award redemptions, one-way travel awards, and no minimum spend requirement to reach elite status. All fliers receive a variety of amenities at no extra charge, including online reservations, advance seat selection, and complimentary inflight water, soft drinks, Starbucks coffee and tea.

Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also rewards customers with elite status faster than any other frequent flier program. Elite-level status is earned for as little as 20,000 miles a year for travel on Alaska Airlines only. Elite-level status begins at 25,000 miles for customers who wish to combine travel on Alaska's partner airlines.

Alaska Airlines MVP, MVP Gold and Gold 75K Mileage Plan elite-level members enjoy priority boarding, two free checked bags, complimentary upgrades on Alaska, as well as bonus miles on every flight with Alaska and other elite-qualifying partner airlines, among other benefits. Ticket change fees are also waived for MVP Gold- and Gold 75K-level members. To qualify for this offer, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan and register at www.alaskaair.com. Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll online at no cost.

Tickets for the new routes are available for purchase starting today. Visit www.alaskaair.com to purchase tickets or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

 

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