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Alaska Airlines Launches Daily Service Between Houston and Seattle
Introductory one-way fares start at $99

Alaska Airlines today began daily nonstop service between Houston and Seattle. Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $99 between the two cities for tickets purchased by Sept. 30, 2009.

"We're pleased to bring Alaska's award-winning service and low prices to our customers in Houston and Seattle," said Steve Jarvis, vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience. "This new daily service provides oil and energy business travelers with convenient connections between Houston, Alaska, and Calgary, Alberta."

  Summary of new service

  Start date      City pair        Departure time  Arrival time  Day of week
  Sept. 23, 2009  Seattle-Houston  9 a.m.          3:20 p.m.     Daily
  Sept. 23, 2009  Houston-Seattle  4:30 p.m.       7:05 p.m.     Daily

  *All times based on local time zones

Houston is the third destination added to the Seattle-based carrier's route system this year. Alaska began service to Austin, Texas, on Aug. 3, and Bellingham, Wash. on June 25, and will add daily service between Seattle and Atlanta on Oct. 23, 2009.

Alaska will operate the flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 passengers in the main cabin. Flights will offer Alaska's Northern Bites meals-for-purchase service, which allows coach passengers to buy a meal onboard. Inflight service also will include Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.

Fares are available for purchase today at or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group , together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

Fare rules: Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 30, 2009, for travel between Oct. 7, 2009, and Feb. 10, 2010. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Blackout dates for travel within the United States are: Nov. 20-21, Nov. 25, Nov. 28-30, Dec. 18-21, Dec. 23, Dec. 26-28, 2009, and Jan. 2-4, 2010. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable: Airport Passenger Facility charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.60 per segment (takeoff and landing) and U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. Tickets purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable but can be changed. Changes made at incur a $75 (USD) per person change fee and any difference in fare. Ticket changes made through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or airport ticket counter incur a $100 (USD) per person change fee or a $125 (USD) per person change fee if originally booked through a travel agent and changed through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or ticket counter, and any difference in fare. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some flights may be operated by or in conjunction with Horizon Air or an Alaska Airlines' alliance partner. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. Baggage fees of $15 for the first bag and $25 for the second bag apply. Additional fees apply to check more than two bags or for overweight or oversized items. See checked baggage policy at for more details.

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SOURCE: Alaska Airlines

CONTACT: Bobbie Egan of Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5134