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Alaska Airlines Launching New Nonstop Flights Between Anchorage and Phoenix and Anchorage and Las Vegas

Carrier will also begin using Bombardier Q400 aircraft on two intra-Alaska routes next year

6/4/2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska Airlines will begin flying nonstop between Anchorage and Phoenix, starting Dec. 18, and Anchorage and Las Vegas, starting Dec. 19, 2013. Introductory fares of $179* for Anchorage-Las Vegas and $189* for Anchorage-Phoenix are available for sale today at www.alaskaair.com.

"We know how Alaskans enjoy the sun and fun that these two great cities have to offer, and the addition of nonstop flights to both Las Vegas and Phoenix will be welcomed," said Marilyn Romano, the airline's regional vice president in Alaska.

Flights will operate on each route three times a week. Anchorage-Las Vegas service will be offered year-round while Anchorage-Phoenix flights will operate seasonally through April 19, 2014. For schedule information and complete fare rules, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Summary of new service:


Start date

City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency
Dec. 18 Anchorage-Phoenix 9:10 a.m. 4:35 p.m. Mon, Wed, Sat
Dec. 18 Phoenix-Anchorage 5:35 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Mon, Wed, Sat
Dec. 19 Anchorage-Las Vegas 10:05 a.m. 4:10 p.m. Thu, Fri, Sun
Dec. 19 Las Vegas-Anchorage 5:10 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Thu, Fri, Sun
All times based on local time zones

Carrier introducing Bombardier Q400s to the state of Alaska

Alaska Airlines will add flying within the state of Alaska using Bombardier Q400 aircraft flown by Horizon Air, starting March 3, 2014. The Q400 will operate eight daily round-trip flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks currently flown with Boeing 737 aircraft. Additionally, the Q400 will replace an Alaska 737 on one of two daily round-trip flights between Anchorage and Kodiak seasonally from October through April. Initial service will begin March 3 and continue through April 30, 2014.

"Flying the fast and efficient Q400 enables Alaska Airlines to increase our frequency from seven to nine roundtrips a day for Anchorage-Fairbanks travelers, giving them more options for traveling between the state's two largest cities," Romano said. "It also gives us the flexibility to fly our larger aircraft to new destinations out of Anchorage, such as the new nonstop routes to Las Vegas and Phoenix."

With a crew of two pilots and two flight attendants, the Q400 is configured with 76 seats in an all-coach cabin. The aircraft also is equipped with the Head-Up Guidance system and satellite-based navigation technology similar to Alaska's Boeing 737s.

Horizon Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, will have 60 employees (30 flight attendants and 30 pilots) based in Anchorage to fly the aircraft. Alaska Airlines employees will provide ground-based customer service and maintenance support.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 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 six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

* General terms and conditions: Introductory fares require a 14-day advance purchase and are available for travel to Las Vegas on Thursdays and Sundays, and to Phoenix on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tickets must be purchased by June 13, 2013, and are good for travel from Jan. 8 through March 3, 2014. Fares include all taxes and fees including the September 11 Security Fee. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Club 49 members will be allowed to check two bags at no charge. For travel solely within the state of Alaska, customers may check up to three bags free of charge. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules and more information.

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