SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines continues to expand service for San Diego guests with the addition of new daily nonstop flights to Albuquerque starting Oct.18. The new route is Alaska Airlines’ sixth new nonstop destination to launch from San Diego since August, as the airline continues to expand along the West Coast. Alaska Airlines will have 45 peak day flights to 29 nonstop destinations from San Diego by the end of 2017.
“We continue to invest in our San Diego focus city, with nine new nonstop destinations in 2017,” said John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning. “Whether traveling to Boston for business or Hawaii for pleasure, San Diego travelers will love our convenient schedules, affordable fares and award-winning loyalty program.”
The new San Diego to Albuquerque flights will be operated by Horizon Air 76-seat Embraer 175 jets, which offer similar features as a mainline aircraft including first class and premium class services and in-flight Wi-Fi. The E175 features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin.
“In 2016, San Diego International Airport hit the milestone of servicing 20 million passengers annually,” stated Airport Authority President and CEO, Kimberly Becker. “Our business continues to grow and our partnership with Alaska Airlines has been a significant part of that growth. With 36 daily flights today and more on the horizon, we know that Alaska Airlines’ continued expansion will help meet the needs of San Diego customers.”