Alaska Airlines is celebrating the launch of nine new nonstop routes to a variety of popular leisure destinations, including their first-ever flights to the Bahamas and Guatemala; new service between Las Vegas and two cities in Mexico; and a much-anticipated seasonal flight connecting Palm Springs and New York City.
Travel demand is high for flyers looking to recharge and relax, perhaps even try something new – whether it’s a short flight along the West Coast or a trip to an excellent overseas destination not too far away.
“There’s something for everyone in our roster of new flights – from amazing beaches to snowy mountains, big city buzz to tranquil deserts,” said Kirsten Amrine, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of revenue management and network development. “We’re also now flying our guests to countries we’ve never served before as we increase our international service. The Bahamas off the coast of South Florida offer pristine islands and turquoise waters, and Guatemala in Central America excites with adventure, history and culture.”
Los Angeles and Seattle have flights to the Bahamas.
The new flights to the Bahamas are the airline’s first to the Caribbean country. It now flies nonstop to Nassau, the heart of the Bahamas, from two of the airline’s West Coast gateways: Los Angeles and Seattle. From there, one of the company’s global partners, Bahamasair, can transport customers to the country’s gorgeous out islands and beyond with flights purchased directly through alaskaair.com. The early morning flights from Los Angeles and Seattle arrive in Nassau in the late afternoon. Its new service to Nassau is the airline’s 101st nonstop flight from Seattle.
New Guatemala service expands its Latin American presence.
With the addition of daily, year-round service between Los Angeles and Guatemala City, Guatemala – another brand-new foreign destination for Alaska Airlines – the airline is expanding its Latin American footprint. The airline offers the most flights to the most destinations in Latin America from its main hub in Los Angeles, including up to 18 daily flights to 12 cities throughout the region this winter.
New flights from Las Vegas to Mexico and San Luis Obispo
Las Vegas is now a new Alaska gateway to two of Mexico’s most popular West Coast destinations: Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta. Both flights leave Las Vegas late in the morning and arrive at lunchtime. Its new daily seasonal flight between San Luis Obispo and Las Vegas connects to more destinations in the airline’s network and now provides an easy connection to Mexico to its Central Coast customers.
A convenient Palm Springs-JFK nonstop.
The airline’s Southern California guests want more nonstop flights to the East Coast, and Alaska Airlines is ready to take them there. This seasonal flight connects New York City to bright deserts. The early morning departure from New York allows passengers to arrive in Palm Springs around lunchtime, refreshed and ready to enjoy the sun. Alaska Airlines operates the most flights to Palm Springs.
Orange County has new flights.
Alaska Airlines launched new daily seasonal routes from Orange County, California, to Bozeman and Tucson. Bozeman provides access to Montana’s winter adventures, while Tucson provides plenty of desert sunshine and warmth in Arizona.
The mainline and regional jet flights have a three-class cabin. First and Premium Class passengers get priority boarding and the largest legroom of any domestic carrier. Its award-winning service includes complementary hot meals based on a seasonal menu, as well as a variety of fresh, vibrant West Coast-inspired flavors and beverages. Premium Class passengers can also enjoy complimentary cocktails, hand-selected wines, and local brews.
Hundreds of free movies and TV episodes can be streamed to the guests’ devices for in-flight entertainment. The aircraft also includes streaming-fast satellite Wi-Fi available for purchase, as well as the ability to pre-order from a variety of fresh meal options. Power outlets are available at every seat on the mainline flights to charge devices.