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Alaska Airlines Begins Nonstop Service Between San Diego and Boston

Friday, March 29, 2013

Alaska Airlines Begins Nonstop Service Between San Diego and Boston

08:00 EDT Friday, March 29, 2013

$159* one-way fare available for purchase now through April 9, for travel April 30 through June 12, 2013

SEATTLE, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launches nonstop flights today between San Diego and Boston?the sixth new city the carrier has begun serving from San Diego in the past year. To kick off the new service, the airline is offering a $159* one-way fare, which is available now through April 9 for travel from April 30 through June 12, 2013.

"We're delighted to announce convenient nonstop service between San Diego and historical and bustling 'Beantown,' a route enjoyed equally by vacationers and business travelers," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "With the addition of Boston, as well as our previously announced service to Lihue, Kauai, beginning June 7, Alaska Airlines will offer 171 flights a week from San Diego to a total of 12 cities stretching from Hawaii to Mexico to the East Coast."

During the past year alone, Alaska Airlines has launched service from San Diego to Orlando, Fla., as well as to Fresno, Monterey and Santa Rosa, Calif., in addition to Boston and Kauai.

"This expansion of service by Alaska Airlines is good news for Boston Logan International Airport and the millions of passengers who choose to fly from New England's gateway,'' said Ed Freni, director of aviation for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates Logan. "Alaska Airlines is a key player in the transcontinental market and this new service to San Diego will give passengers even more choices. Alaska's success here is indicative of the strong market in Boston for business and leisure travel.''

Summary of new service

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

March 29

San Diego-Boston

9:30 a.m.

5:55 p.m.

Daily

March 29

Boston-San Diego

6:55 p.m.

10:13 p.m.

Daily

All times based on local time zones

 

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 earn double miles on San Diego-Boston flights between March 29 and May 29, 2013. To qualify, customers must first register at www.alaskaair.com.

The flights will be operated using Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft. All flights will offer Alaska's Northern Bites meal service, which provides passengers in the main cabin with a hot meal for $6 or a cheese and fruit platter for $7. The flights also offer Alaska's inflight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device featuring more than 70 hit movies, along with television programs and other entertainment. The inflight entertainment players are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for five consecutive years from 2008 to 2012. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

* General terms and conditions: The introductory fare requires a 14-day advance purchase and is available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Fare includes all taxes and fees including the September 11 Security Fee. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. 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. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. Other restrictions?such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements?may apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and 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. Double miles offer is valid only on qualifying paid nonstop flights between San Diego and Boston. Other rules and restrictions apply to double mile promotions. Visit www.alaskaair.com for details.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines

For further information: Marianne Lindsey, Alaska Airlines, (206) 392-5101

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