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Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Service Between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas
Double Mileage Plan miles offered* on new route through Oct. 29
PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop flights between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, today.

"San Antonio is the second-largest city in Texas and has a variety of great attractions for visitors, in addition to being a vibrant business community," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "We are pleased to bring our low fares and great customer service to our fourth destination in the Lone Star state."

Alaska Airlines started service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 2005 and to Austin and Houston in 2009. The dominant carrier along the West Coast, Alaska Airlines now serves 16 destinations east of the Rocky Mountains.

"The addition of Seattle to the airport's roster of destinations is a great benefit to San Antonio's leisure traveler and our business community," San Antonio Aviation Director Frank R. Miller said. "More importantly, we are pleased to welcome a new airline to the San Antonio market. Known for a high level of customer service and a growing network of routes, we look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership with Alaska Airlines."

Summary of new flights:

Start date

City pair




Sept. 17

Seattle-San Antonio

12:30 p.m.

6:35 p.m.


Sept. 17

San Antonio-Seattle

7:25 p.m.

9:55 p.m.


All times are based on local time zones

Tickets are available for purchase on or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228). To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan members can earn double miles on the new nonstop flights from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29, 2012. To qualify, customers must first register at

The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

* Terms and conditions for Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan double miles: Registration at prior to the first qualifying flight is required in order to receive double miles. Other rules and restrictions apply to double mile promotions. Visit for details.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

SOURCE Alaska Airlines