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Alaska Airlines Offers New Service

Between Seattle-Kansas City, Mo., and San Jose-Palm Springs, Calif.

Alaska Airlines announced today it will offer nonstop daily service between Seattle and Kansas City, Mo., starting March 12, 2012, and new seasonal service between Palm Springs and San Jose, Calif., starting Feb. 17, 2012. The new nonstop California route will originate in Portland, Ore., and operate throughout the year except between June 3 and Oct. 4.

"Kansas City is the seventh-largest market in the country from Seattle that we do not currently serve," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "We're looking forward to bringing our award-winning customer service and our smiling Eskimo to the 'Show Me' state."

Summary of new Seattle-Kansas City flights:

Date City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency Mar 12 Seattle-Kansas City 8:45 a.m. 2:15 p.m. Daily Mar 12 Kansas City-Seattle 3:05 p.m. 5 p.m. Daily Summary of new San Jose-Palm Springs flights:

Date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Feb 17 Portland-San Jose 9:20 a.m. 11:28 a.m. Daily Feb 17-Jun 2 San Jose-Palm Springs 12:05 p.m. 1:29 p.m. Daily Feb 17-Jun 2 Palm Springs-San Jose 2:05 p.m. 3:41 p.m. Daily Feb 17 San Jose-Portland 4:20 p.m. 6:21 p.m. Daily Times based on local time zones

To introduce the new routes, the airline is offering $99* one-way fares between Seattle and Kansas City and $89* one-way fares between San Jose and Palm Springs. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 18, 2011, and can be used for travel through May 23, 2012. 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 also earn double miles on the carrier's nonstop flights between Seattle and Kansas City from March 12 through April 25, 2012, and between San Jose and Palm Springs from Feb. 17 through March 27, 2012. To qualify, customers must first register at www.alaskaair.com.

Alaska Airlines will operate the new Seattle-Kansas City route with fuel-efficient Boeing 737 aircraft. The seasonal San Jose-Palm Springs route will be operated by Alaska's sister carrier, Horizon Air, with the fuel-efficient Bombardier Q400.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. 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 the introductory sale fare: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Travel is valid Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 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. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees: Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), U.S. Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing), and Sept. 11 Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. All fares, taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling round trip. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. See checked baggage policy at www.alaskaair.com for more details. Other restrictions - such as fare rules, schedule availability, change fees and advance purchase requirements - may apply. See www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines' reservations at 1-800-252-7522 for more information.

Terms and conditions for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan double miles: Registration is required prior to the member's first qualifying flight in order to receive double miles. Flight miles must be credited to the member's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account in order to earn double miles. All travel between Seattle and Kansas City must be completed by April 25, 2012, and travel between San Jose and Palm Springs must be completed by March 27, 2012. Not valid on free or award travel. Double miles do not count toward MVP or MVP Gold status. Members should allow four to six weeks for travel and bonus miles to be credited. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.

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