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Alaska Airlines announces nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore; Fourth new East Coast destination from San Diego in four years

SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced plans to continue its expansion from the West Coast with new nonstop service between San Diego and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport beginning March 15, 2017.

Alaska Airlines adds fourth new East Coast destination from San Diego in four years. Baltimore nonstop service begins in March 2017.

"Our San Diego customers will soon enjoy nonstop flights to this historic seaport city, as well as easy access to the nation's capital nearby," said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines' vice president of capacity planning.

Baltimore represents the fourth East Coast destination added by Alaska from its Southern California focus city of San Diego since 2012. Other recently added destinations include Boston, Orlando and Newark, New Jersey, which begins service Monday.  

Alaska currently serves Baltimore from two other West Coast cities: Seattle and Los Angeles.

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair





March 15

San Diego-Baltimore

10:55 p.m.

6:46 a.m.



March 16

Baltimore-San Diego

6:15 a.m.

8:39 a.m.



Times based on local time zones.

Alaska will serve the route with fuel-efficient Boeing 737 aircraft. Onboard, customers can enjoy more of what they love with free and premium entertainment downloaded direct to customer devices, Pacific Northwest-inspired food and beverages, as well as custom leather seats with power outlets to charge laptops and personal devices for each customer.

Tickets for the new routes go on sale today. To purchase tickets, visit or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba. With Alaska's global airline partners, customers can earn and redeem miles to more than 800 destinations worldwide. Onboard, customers are invited to make the most of their flight with amenities like power outlets at every seat, streaming entertainment direct to your device, Wi-Fi and an inspired food and beverage selection featured on most flights. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). Learn more on the airline's newsroom, blog,, @AlaskaAir, and

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