Alaska Airlines will expand its San Diego network by adding three new daily routes to Washington, DC, Eugene, Oregon and Tampa, Florida.
“Our guests in San Diego have requested more nonstop flights to the East Coast and we are excited to add service to both the nation’s capital and Florida’s vibrant Gulf Coast,” said Neil Thwaites, California regional vice president for Alaska Airlines. .
“With convenient daytime hours, award-winning service and a premium product offering, guests will arrive refreshed and ready to go.”
The three new services will add to Alaska Airlines’ growing network from San Diego. The Seattle-based airline currently serves 32 nonstop destinations from ‘America’s Finest City,’ including domestic routes through California, the Northeast, the Northwest, Florida and even Hawaii, plus some international routes south from the border with Mexico.
Starting June 15, the airline will launch daily service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). The outbound trip will depart San Diego at 8:00 am each morning and land in Washington at 4:10 pm Return legs will depart Washington at 10:15 am and return to San Diego at 12:30 pm
On the same day, the new daily service to Eugene Airport (EUG) will depart San Diego at 2:30 PM daily, arriving in Eugene at 4:50 PM. Return service is scheduled to depart Eugene at 11:30 a.m. daily and land in San Diego at 1:50 p.m.
Finally, Alaska Airlines will launch daily service between Tampa International Airport (TPA) beginning October 5. Daily flights will depart San Diego at 8:40 a.m. and arrive in Tampa at 4:25 p.m. The return trip will depart Tampa at 5:30 p.m. each day and arrive in San Diego at 7:40 p.m. , local time.
Both the Washington DC and Tampa routes will be operated with a Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, with a capacity of 178 passengers in three cabin classes. This includes 16 in First Class, 24 in Premium Class and 138 in Coach. Meanwhile, the Eugene service will be operated with an Embraer 175, which has a total capacity of just 76 passengers, 12 in First Class, 12 in Premium Class and 52 in Economy Class.
“The announcement of new Alaska Airlines destinations is a great way to start the year,” said Kimberley Becker, president and CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Our community benefits from the addition of flights to the East Coast and the Pacific Northwest. We are grateful to Alaska Airlines for the addition of these routes and their continued partnership in SAN.”