Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Alaska Airlines Adds New Routes To Connect California

Alaska Air Group, Inc. said Alaska Airlines would add new, three-times daily service between San Diego and Sacramento and Burbank and San Jose, commencing from March 16 next year. According to the company, the nonstop service would connect California fliers to London, Beijing and Tokyo on its partners British Airways, Hainan Airlines and Japan Airlines.

Alaska Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Harrison, commented, "These new routes will bring more options and low fares to our California customers, as well as creating new connections to key international business markets served by our partner carriers."

The airline firm said it would fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines that features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The company added that the E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a mainline jet. Its onboard amenities included Wi-Fi Internet access, and Alaska Beyond Entertainment that included free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices and power outlets in the first class cabin.

As far as its mileage plan, Alaska said mileage plan members could earn, as well as, redeem miles on 17 airline partners, who fly to over 800 destinations around the world. The airline firm said that members also earned miles based on distance flown when traveling on Alaska, irrespective of fare paid.

(R. Chandrasekaran,- Benzinga / Yahoo Business)

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