Alaska Airlines is adding new routes for winter, including cross-U.S. routes. The routes include Portland, OR to Miami, Palm Springs to New York JFK, and San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas.
“We believe our guests are going to love these new nonstops. We continue to see strong demand by travelers who want to go to leisure destinations and are already planning trips for next year,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines. “We’re especially excited to launch a new coast-to-coast route in Portland, which is a key hub for us. Miami is the largest underserved city from Portland and vice versa, so plenty of flyers are ready to travel between the Rose City and South Florida.”
The Portland to Miami flight will allow travelers to book a nonstop flight coast to coast, beginning on Nov. 17, 2023. The route means that Alaska Airlines will now fly 42 nonstop destinations from Portland, with 96 peak-daily flights. Alaska already serves Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa from Portland, and they currently fly Seattle to Miami nonstop.
“We are excited to add Miami to our list of nonstop destinations,” said David Zielke, director of air service development at the Port of Portland. “Alaska has been a great partner and we’re looking forward to continuing to seek opportunities to bring more options to travelers.”
Travelers from Palm Springs will also have a new nonstop flight to the east coast with the addition of a New York JFK route.
“The introduction of Alaska Airlines’ nonstop service from Palm Springs to New York’s JFK airport is a welcome addition for Palm Springs International Airport,” said Harry Barrett, executive director of aviation at Palm Springs International Airport. “This new service not only strengthens our ties with one of the world’s most influential cities but also contributes to the economic growth and vitality of our region. We extend our sincere gratitude to Alaska Airlines for their commitment to enhancing travel options and for choosing Palm Springs International Airport as a key part of their expanding network.”
Alaska Airlines will also add a nonstop route from San Luis Obispo to Las Vegas. The airline already flies from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, Portland, and Seattle.
“The decision to introduce this service was driven by the growing demand for travel between these two destinations,” said Courtney Johnson, director of airports for San Luis Obispo County. “We anticipate that the Las Vegas-San Luis Obispo route will contribute to increased passenger traffic, benefiting our airport and the region as a whole.”
Alaska Airlines has also begun new daily nonstop service between San Diego and both Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Eugene, Oregon. They will also start new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Tampa on Oct. 5, 2023.
The Portland-Miami begins service on Nov. 17, 2023, and Palm Springs-New York JFK and San Luis Obispo-Las Vegas flights start on Dec. 14, 2023.
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