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Alaska Airlines inaugurates flights to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas
Carrier continues to grow its presence, making it the go-to airline on the West Coast

SEATTLE, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service today from its Seattle hub to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas. The airline will operate daily flights to each market.

"Alaska Airlines continues to grow from our hometown of Seattle," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning. "With the additions of San Luis Obispo and Wichita, we now serve 89 nonstop destinations."

San Luis Obispo is known for its wine tourism, business community and proximity to California's central coastline. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can check a case of wine for free when traveling from San Luis Obispo through the airline's Wine Flies Free program.

Wichita is home to many aircraft manufacturers including Boeing 737 fuselage maker, Spirit AeroSystems. Kansas' largest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, opened its state-of-the-art, modern terminal in 2015.

Schedule of new service: 

Start
Date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Aircraft

April 13

Seattle-San Luis Obispo

8 a.m.

10:42 a.m.

Daily

E175

April 13

San Luis Obispo-Seattle

12 p.m.

2:38 p.m.

Daily

E175

April 13

Seattle-Wichita

11:45 a.m.

5:05 p.m.

Daily

E175

April 13

Wichita-Seattle

5:50 p.m.

7:40 p.m.

Daily

E175

Flight times based on local time zones.

Alaska will fly the new routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a narrow-body jet. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access Free Chat™, Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which allows guests to stream over 200 free movies and TV shows on their own devices, and power outlets in the first class cabin.

To purchase tickets on Alaska Airlines, visit alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 for Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Mileage Plan 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.  Learn more about Alaska's award-winning service and unmatched reliability at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

 

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

For further information: Media Relations, (206) 304-0008, newsroom@alaskaair.com