Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Seattle and Oklahoma City, and Portland and St. Louis

Expanded service operated by SkyWest Airlines on new Embraer 175 aircraft

Jul 01, 2015, 08:05 ET from Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Alaska Airlines today inaugurates service between Seattle and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Seattle and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Portland, Oregon and St. Louis.

"We're excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St. Louis," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "The E175 is new for the Alaska brand, and enables our entry into smaller, long-range markets. This regional aircraft will provide greater access to our Northwest hubs, while giving customers a superior experience on these longer flights."

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

July 1

Seattle-Milwaukee

9:25 a.m.

3:25 p.m.

Daily

July 1

Milwaukee-Seattle

4:05 p.m.

6:25 p.m.

Daily


July 1

Seattle-Oklahoma City

10:30 a.m.

4:23 p.m.

Daily

July 1

Oklahoma City-Seattle

5:05 p.m.

7:14 p.m.

Daily


July 1

Portland-St. Louis

10:10 a.m.

4:15 p.m.

Daily

July 1

St. Louis-Portland

4:45 p.m.

7:07 p.m.

Daily



All times based on local time zones


The daily flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with 76-seat E175 jets featuring 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach, and boasting cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities will include Alaska Beyond Delicious, featuring food and beverages sourced with items from iconic Pacific Northwest brands, and Inflight Internet access. By mid-July, the planes will also be equipped with Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which offers free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices. First class customers will also enjoy power outlets at each seat.

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for eight consecutive years from 2008 to 2015. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power 2014 and 2015 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit Alaska Airlines' newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

About SkyWest Airlines As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest Airlines partners with the world's largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 350 aircraft, SkyWest's more than 10,500 aviation professionals operate nearly 1,700 flights each day to 189 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

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