SAN DIEGO, CA – Alaska Airlines announced the start of operations of its new summer routes from San Diego to Eugene, Oregon, Washington, D.C. and Tampa, Florida.
According to the company, daily nonstop service will be offered between San Diego and Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Eugene, Oregon. Also, new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Tampa will begin October 5, bringing the airline’s total to 35 nonstop destinations from the California city.
Alaska Airlines has returned to pre-pandemic flight levels, with 1,200 daily flights to more than 120 cities. The San Diego airport has reported that it expects to receive more passengers this summer than at any time since the start of the pandemic.
In anticipation of increased passenger numbers, Alaska Airlines noted that it has hired 6% more staff than in 2019 and will graduate twice as many pilots each month compared to 2022, as detailed in a press release.
“Our guests in San Diego told us they wanted more nonstop flights; we are excited to add service to both the West Coast and East Coast, including the nation’s capital, Florida’s vibrant Gulf Coast, as well as to beautiful Eugene, Oregon,” said Neil Thwaites, California regional vice president for Alaska Airlines.
Passengers flying Alaska Airlines from SAN will be able to choose from three cabin classes. First and Premium Class passengers can enjoy early boarding and be envied by all other domestic airlines, while enjoying abundant legroom.
Alaska Airlines is the only domestic carrier based on the West Coast and offers a unique offering, Flight Pass, which is its monthly paid subscription service for flights statewide and to Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.
“The timing is great, and our community will benefit from the addition of these new nonstop routes between our sunny Southern California region and the East Coast and Pacific Northwest,” Becker added.