Washington to Washington: Alaska Airlines Adds More Nonstop Flights to Nation’s Capital

Getting to the nation's capital from the Emerald City will be easier starting next spring when Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to Dulles International Airport. "We're thrilled to give...

SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Getting to the nation's capital from the Emerald City will be easier starting next spring when Alaska Airlines begins daily nonstop service to Dulles International Airport.

"We're thrilled to give our customers more options for visiting the D.C. area, including the Dulles Technology Corridor," said Joe Sprague, Alaska's senior vice president of communications and external relations.

With the launch of Alaska's Dulles flight next spring, Alaska customers will have nonstop access to all three D.C.-area airports from Seattle, including Reagan National Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport – more flights than any other carrier.

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair




March 11


9:20 a.m.

5:20 p.m.


March 11


6:20 p.m.

9:15 p.m.


All flight times are based on local time zones.

To celebrate the new service, Alaska is offering fares starting at $169 one-way.* Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 19 and travel completed by June 6, 2015. For complete fare rules—including blackout dates and advance purchase requirements—visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

Alaska Airlines is also offering members of its Mileage Plan™ double miles on flights between Seattle and Dulles. To qualify, 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 at no cost online. For more information and complete double mile rules*, visit www.alaskaair.com.**

"We are delighted to welcome Alaska Airlines back to Dulles International." said Airport Manager Chris Browne. "Alaska's new service from Seattle to the nation's capital gives the region's travelers more choice in travel, expands our domestic routes and connects into the region's international gateway at Dulles International."

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With the new route Alaska is scheduled to increase its daily departures from Seattle by 11 percent by next spring, offering 282 peak-day departures to 79 destinations from Seattle, more than three times as many flights of any other airline.

Note to media: High-definition b-roll of Alaska Airlines aircraft is available for download at http://youtu.be/EYd7DKdqeSs. Photos are also available in the carrier's online image gallery at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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 Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

*Terms and conditions for introductory fare sale: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Fares are nonrefundable, are priced in U.S. dollars, and include all applicable taxes, fees and charges based on one-way travel. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Differences in fare and taxes, fees and charges apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. Other restrictions— such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving more than one stopover or a stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.

**Terms and conditions for double miles: Registration is required prior to your first qualifying flight, and must be completed no later than March 18, 2015.  The double miles offer is valid only on qualifying nonstop flights from March 11 through April 22, 2015, between Seattle and Dulles International Airport. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines.  Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account in order to earn double miles.  All travel must be completed by April 22, 2015.  Offer not valid on free or award travel tickets.  Double miles do not count toward Mileage Plan elite status.  Please allow four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan account. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.

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