Alaska Expands Their Regional Service

A Horizon Air Q400 (Photo: Alaska Airlines)

On Tuesday, Seattle-based carrier, Alaska Airlines, announced three new routes, with none coming from their main hubs: Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage. Two of the three routes will be out of Los Angeles International Airport in California and the third will be out of Boise International Airport.

The three routes will be operated by Alaska’s regional carrier Horizon Airlines on the Bombardier Q400 which seats 76 passengers. Horizon offers free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee to all passengers onboard. Additionally, they offer complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews to all passengers over the age of 21.

Out of Los Angeles, routes to Monterey, California and to Gunnison/Crested Butte, Colorado, will be added. The route to Monterey will begin on November 5, 2015 and the route to Colorado will begin on December 16, 2015 and will operate on a seasonal basis. Out of Boise, flights will be added to Reno, Nevada starting on November 5.

In a press release from the airline, John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning stated, “We continue to invest in our Los Angeles focus city and in expanding our regional network. These flights will connect key cities in California, Idaho and Nevada, not to mention offer a thrilling new ski destination for our costumers in Southern California.”

 Flight Information

Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
November 5 Los Angeles-Monterey 7:40 pm 9:05 pm Daily
November 6 Monterey-Los Angeles 6:00 am 7:18 am Daily
Dec. 16-30 Los Angeles-Gunnison 9:30 am 12:55 pm Wednesday
Dec. 16-30 Gunnison-Los Angeles 1:35 pm 3:10 pm Wednesday
Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Los Angeles-Gunnison 1:15 pm 4:40 pm Saturday
Dec. 19-Jan. 2 Gunnison-Los Angeles 5:20 pm 6:55 pm Saturday
Jan.6–March 26 Los Angeles-Gunnison 1:15 pm 4:40 pm Wednesday, Saturday
Jan.6–March 26 Gunnison-Los Angeles 5:20 pm 6:55 pm Wednesday, Saturday
November 5 Boise-Reno 6:15 pm 6:44 pm Daily
November 5 Reno-Boise 4:35 pm 6:55 pm Daily

In other news, Alaska also announced they would grow their Los Angeles to Loreto, Mexico flights starting on November 1st. The flight, currently operated by the Q400 aircraft, will be operated on a Thursday to Sunday basis operated by 737s.

Jace Moseley

Jace Moseley

Jace has been flying the open skies since 1998 when he took his first flight. Since then, he has taken over 300 flight to 7 different countries worldwide. He has shown major interest in attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and majoring in air traffic control. Being on the west coast, he has also fallen in love with Boeing Company. He loves traveling out of his way to go on certain airplanes and airlines.
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