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Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Daily Flights Between Seattle and Philadelphia


Double Mileage PlanTM miles offered on new route through Aug. 6

6/11/2012 4:57:27 AM

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines inaugurates daily nonstop service today between Philadelphia and Seattle. Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and other dignitaries will welcome the first flight to the City of Brotherly Love after it arrives at Philadelphia International Airport about 5 p.m.

"We're delighted to offer travelers a convenient nonstop flight between Seattle and thriving, historic Philadelphia," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "Our new flights continue a steady expansion for Alaska Airlines, which now serves 16 destinations along the East Coast, across the Midwest and in the Southeast."

Summary of new Seattle-Philadelphia flights

Start date

City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency
June 11 Seattle-Philadelphia 8:35 a.m. 4:55 p.m. Daily
June 11 Philadelphia-Seattle 5:55 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Daily
All times based on local time zones

"We welcome Alaska Airlines to our airport family, and we are confident that our customers will embrace their unique brand of service," said Philadelphia International Airport CEO Mark Gale. "The travel industry has recognized Alaska for its excellence in many areas, and we are excited that this award-winning airline is now serving Philadelphia."

Visit www.alaskaair.com to purchase a ticket or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228). Members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan can earn double miles on the carrier's Seattle-Philadelphia flights through Aug. 6, 2012. To qualify, customers must first register at www.alaskaair.com.

The flights are being operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights offer Alaska's Northern Bites® meal service, which provides passengers in the main cabin with a hot meal for $6 or a cheese and fruit platter for $7. The flights also offer Alaska's inflight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device featuring more than 70 hit movies, along with television programs and other entertainment. The inflight entertainment players are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin.

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. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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

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