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Alaska Airlines Announces Twice-Daily Service Between Seattle and Salt Lake City

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines today announced new twice-daily service between Seattle and Salt Lake City. Year-round flights to the "Crossroads of the West" are scheduled to begin April 4, 2013, and are available for purchase today at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

"Salt Lake City represents the largest market out of Seattle that Alaska Airlines does not currently serve and has been a top request of our customers for more than a decade," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' vice president of planning and revenue management. "With two daily nonstop flights, our customers will enjoy seamless connections to many destinations through Salt Lake City on our partner Delta Air Lines."

Summary of new flights:

Start date

City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency
April 4 Seattle-Salt Lake City 7 a.m. 9:59 a.m. Daily
April 4 Salt Lake City-Seattle 11 a.m. 12:07 p.m. Daily
         
April 4 Seattle-Salt Lake City 1:10 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Daily
April 4 Salt Lake City-Seattle 5:10 p.m. 6:17 p.m. Daily
All times based on local time zones


Like Alaska Airlines' hometown of Seattle, Salt Lake City and the surrounding region provides many popular outdoor recreational options, including Zion National Park, Alta Ski Area and Snowbird Ski Resort, to name a few.

"Alaska Airlines is a fantastic new air travel option for the residents of, and visitors to, Salt Lake City," said Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City mayor. "As regional outdoor recreation gateways, Salt Lake City and Seattle have much in common and I look forward to utilizing this great new connection with the Pacific Northwest and points beyond."

To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares starting from $99* for tickets purchased by Nov. 8 for travel April 4 to May 31, 2013. Members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan can also earn double miles on the new nonstop flights from April 4 through May 31, 2013. To qualify, customers must first register at www.alaskaair.com.

"We're delighted to welcome Alaska Airlines," said Maureen Riley, executive director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports. "This new service will provide an important link to worldwide access for passengers. They will be the eighth air carrier with scheduled service in Salt Lake City."

Alaska Airlines' new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

Note to media: High-definition b-roll of Alaska Airlines aircraft in operation is available for download at http://youtu.be/EYd7DKdqeSs. Photos are also available in the carrier's online image gallery at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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 five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. 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: Fares include all taxes and fees, including the Sept. 11 Security fee, are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. 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. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Other restrictions—such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements—may 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 www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules and more information.

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. Double miles offer is valid only on qualifying paid nonstop flights between Seattle and Salt Lake City. Other rules and restrictions apply to double mile promotions. Visit www.alaskaair.com for details.

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