Alaska Airlines will launch service between Seattle and San Antonio, Texas, starting Sept. 17. The dominant carrier along the West Coast, Alaska Airlines now serves 16 destinations east of the Rocky Mountains. This marks the first time Alaska Airlines has served San Antonio, and the first time there has been non-stop service linking the two cities.
“San Antonio is the second-largest city in the state of Texas and has a variety of great attractions—from the River Walk to The Alamo,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “We are pleased to bring our low fares and great customer service to our fourth destination in the Lone Star state beginning this fall.”
Alaska Airlines started service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 2005 and to Austin and Houston in 2009.
“This new Seattle service provides San Antonio travelers more options for domestic travel and increases the ease and convenience for business and leisure travelers in the Northwest to experience San Antonio,” said San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. “These two cities share a lot in common, including a large military presence, robust technology and bioscience industries, and strong aviation and aerospace sectors.”
Summary of new flights:
Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Sept. 17 Seattle-San Antonio 12:30 p.m. 6:35 p.m. Daily
Sept. 17 San Antonio-Seattle 7:25 p.m. 9:55 p.m. Daily
All times based on local time zones
To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares from $139* for tickets purchased by June 13 for travel Sept. 17 to Nov. 7, 2012. Tickets are available for purchase on www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228). Members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan can also earn double miles on the new nonstop flights from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29, 2012. To qualify, customers must first register at http://www.alaskaair.com.
The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
* General terms and conditions: A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Other restrictions—such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements—may apply. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Fares include all taxes and fees, including the Sept. 11 Security Fee, are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. See www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for more information.
Terms and conditions for Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan double miles: Registration at www.alaskaair.com prior to the first qualifying flight is required in order to receive double miles. Other rules and restrictions apply to double mile promotions. Visit www.alaskaair.com for details.