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Alaska Airlines Launches Daily San Diego-Honolulu Flights

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Alaska Airlines Launches Daily San Diego-Honolulu Flights08:00 EST Thursday, November 17, 2011Airline now serves two Hawaiian Islands nonstop from San DiegoSEATTLE, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today launched its second Hawaii market from San Diego with a new daily nonstop flight to Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. The service complements the airline's existing daily nonstop flight between San Diego and Kahului, Maui, which started in October 2010."With its beautiful beaches, historic sites and endless sunshine, Honolulu is a great complement to our existing San Diego-Maui nonstop service," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "Our Southern California customers will enjoy our low fares, award-winning service and being able to earn Mileage Plan miles whether they're booking a flight or a complete vacation package to the beautiful islands of Hawaii."Summary of new service:DateCity pairDepartsArrivesFrequencyNov. 17San Diego-Honolulu9:15 a.m.1:15 p.m.DailyNov. 17Honolulu-San Diego3:40 p.m.11:15 p.m.DailyAll times are based on local time zonesFlights are available for booking today at www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228). Alaska Airlines Vacations offers affordable Hawaiian package deals from San Diego to Oahu and Maui. Packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, and optional ground transportation, tours and sightseeing activities. Call Alaska Airlines Vacations at 1-800-468-2248 or visit www.alaskaair.com/vacations.Hawaii flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. Inflight service includes Hawaii-themed meals for purchase in the main cabin, complimentary meal service in first class and Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawai'i, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.SOURCE Alaska AirlinesFor further information: Marianne Lindsey, +1-206-392-5101