Alaska Airlines expands San Diego service with new nonstop flights to Albuquerque

Alaska Airlines continues to expand service for San Diego guests with the addition of new daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque starting Oct.18. The new route is Alaska Airlines' sixth new nonstop...

SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines continues to expand service for San Diego guests with the addition of new daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque starting Oct.18. The new route is Alaska Airlines’ sixth new nonstop destination to launch from San Diego since August, as the airline continues to expand along the West Coast. Alaska Airlines will have 45 peak day flights to 29 nonstop destinations from San Diego by the end of 2017.

Alaska Airlines hot air balloon lights up the Albuquerque sky

"We continue to invest in our San Diego focus city, with nine new nonstop destinations in 2017," said John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning. "Whether traveling to Boston for business or Hawaii for pleasure, San Diego travelers will love our convenient schedules, affordable fares and award-winning loyalty program."

Summary of new service:

Start Date

City pair








Albuquerque- San Diego

2:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m.




Oct. 18


San Diego – Albuquerque

4:37 p.m.

7:19 p.m.



*Flight times based on local time zones.

The new San Diego to Albuquerque flights will be operated by Horizon Air 76-seat Embraer 175 jets, which offer similar features as a mainline aircraft including first class and premium class services and in-flight Wi-Fi. The E175 features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. 

"In 2016, San Diego International Airport hit the milestone of servicing 20 million passengers annually," stated Airport Authority President and CEO, Kimberly Becker.  "Our business continues to grow and our partnership with Alaska Airlines has been a significant part of that growth. With 36 daily flights today and more on the horizon, we know that Alaska Airlines’ continued expansion will help meet the needs of San Diego customers."

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Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North America Satisfaction Study for 10 consecutive years from 2008 to 2017. Learn more about Alaska’s award-winning service at and Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).


New Alaska Airlines flights to Albuquerque from San Diego and San Francisco take to the sky

Alaska Airlines hot air balloon to commemorate start of service from San Diego to Albuquerque

SOURCE Alaska Airlines