Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air today announced plans to adjust their Seattle-Calgary and Calgary-Los Angeles flight schedules for the summer to better accommodate seasonal changes in passenger demand.
On June 6, Alaska will replace its current Los Angeles-Calgary nonstop flight with same-plane, one-stop service through Seattle. On the same day, Horizon will reduce its Seattle-Calgary schedule from four daily nonstop flights to three.
With Alaska's larger aircraft, the net result will be a 24 percent increase in capacity in the Seattle-Calgary market. Capacity between Calgary and Los Angeles remains unchanged, but with more opportunities to connect to Alaska and Horizon's vast network of flights in Seattle.
"There is a need for additional capacity in the Calgary-Seattle market in the summer due to an influx of travelers making connections in the Pacific Northwest for travel to Canada," says Don Garvett, vice president of planning & revenue management for Alaska Airlines. "Additionally, the demand for nonstop service into Los Angeles isn't as great as it is in the winter when residents of Calgary are taking holidays to warmer climes in Southern California and Mexico."
Alaska plans to resume nonstop service between Calgary and Los Angeles on October 30, at which time Horizon Air will resume operating the fourth Calgary-Seattle flight.
Alaska's Calgary-Seattle-Los Angeles flight will depart Calgary at 6:30 a.m., arriving in Seattle at 7:00 a.m., departing again at 8:00 a.m. to arrive at Los Angeles International (LAX) at 10:42 a.m. Returning, the flight will depart LAX at 5:43 p.m., stopping in Seattle at 8:13 p.m., departing at 8:48 p.m. and arriving into Calgary at 11:08 p.m.
Alaska and Horizon Air together serve 80 cities in Canada, the U.S and Mexico. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom on the Internet at http://newsroom.alaskaair.com/ .
SOURCE: Alaska Airlines; Horizon Air
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