Making it Easy to Get to the Big Easy

Jun 12, 2014, 18:30 ET from Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is inaugurating round-trip service between Seattle and New Orleans today.

Famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz) and the Mardi Gras, New Orleans is often referred to as the "most unique" city in America. Alaska Airlines is the only carrier offering nonstop service between Seattle and New Orleans. Flights will operate daily, year-round.

"We're pleased to make it extra easy to get to the Big Easy, especially for travelers in the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest," said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations. "New Orleans' rich cultural heritage, fascinating history, food, festivals, arts and accessible nature make it an appealing destination for anyone with a sense of adventure."

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair




June 12

Seattle-New Orleans

10:15 a.m.

5 p.m.


June 12

New Orleans-Seattle

5:55 p.m.

8:50 p.m.


All times based on local time zones

The New Orleans service contributes to a plan to increase Alaska Airlines departures out of Seattle 11 percent by next spring. Alaska's daily flights from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will increase from 253 to 280, giving travelers more options to the places they want to fly most.

Other previously announced new service includes Albuquerque, New Mexico, Baltimore, Detroit, Tampa, Florida, and Cancun, Mexico.

Summary of other new daily Seattle service:

  • SeattleTampa: starting June 20
  • SeattleBaltimore: starting Sept. 2
  • SeattleDetroit: starting Sept. 4
  • SeattleAlbuquerque: starting Sept. 18
  • SeattleCancun: starting Nov. 6 pending governmental approval

To book and for complete fare rules, visit or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 100 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 seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at

SOURCE Alaska Airlines