ALASKA AIRLINES ANNOUNCES EXPANDED SERVICE FROM
VANCOUVER, BC TO
WEST COAST HOT
SEATTLE—Alaska Airlines announced today that it will begin new nonstop service between Vancouver, Canada and San Diego on February 13 with an introductory fare of $74 each way. Additionally, Alaska will bolster its existing service between Vancouver and Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
The flights will feature both coach and first class seating, along with Alaska’s award-winning customer service.
The introductory fare of $74 each way, or $148 roundtrip, is valid on new nonstop flights from Vancouver to San Diego, Palm Springs and Las Vegas. Just purchase tickets by December 10 and travel between February 13 and April 30, 2005.
“This is a natural expansion of our West Coast network and it reflects our commitment to Vancouver as we add strategic routes and new cities to meet customer demand,” said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska’s executive vice president of marketing and planning. Saretsky noted that Alaska has successfully grown its presence in British Columbia to 12 daily flights from Vancouver, with additional service from Kamloops, Kelowna and Victoria via sister carrier Horizon Air.
In February, Alaska and Horizon Air together will offer more than twice the number of daily transborder flights between British Columbia and the U.S. than any other airline. The carrier is also launching a new Visa Platinum Card in Canada this month, which offers cardholders the opportunity to earn miles for credit card charges and a host of other benefits including a $50 (USD) companion ticket and first class upgrades.
In summary, the new flights include:
· Daily service between Vancouver and San Diego. Southbound flight will depart Vancouver at 7:10 a.m. arriving in San Diego at 10:06 a.m. Northbound flight will depart San Diego at 10:46 a.m. arriving in Vancouver at 1:47 p.m. Including connecting service, Alaska will now offer 26 daily flights between Vancouver and San Diego.
· Seasonal service between Vancouver and Palm Springs. Flight will depart daily, except Sundays and Thursdays, from Vancouver at 2:27 p.m. arriving in Palm Springs at 5:18 p.m. From Palm Springs, the flight will depart at 5:58 p.m. arriving in Vancouver at 9:02 p.m.
· Two additional flights per week, for a total of nine weekly nonstops, between Vancouver and Las Vegas. Flights will be added on Thursdays and Sundays departing Vancouver at 2:27 p.m. arriving in Las Vegas at 5:04 p.m. From Las Vegas, the flight will depart at 5:44 p.m. arriving in Vancouver at 8:35 p.m. The new flights supplement Alaska’s existing daily roundtrip service in the market.
For the introductory fare, the following fare rules apply:
Fare is valid on nonstop flights only. Fare is not valid for travel 3/18/05 through 3/20/05 or 4/7/05 through 4/10/05. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights. Not included in the fares shown: GST of up to $8, NAVCAN surcharge of $7.50, U.S. transportation tax of $34, Vancouver airport improvement fee of $15, Canadian security fee of $10, U.S. immigration fee of $10, U.S. security fee of up to $4, and U.S. airport fees of up to $7. Fares are nonrefundable and other restrictions apply. See alaskaair.com for complete details.
Travelers looking for a vacation getaway can take advantage of Alaska Airlines Vacations, with airfare, choice of hotels, airport transfers and optional tours or rental car all included in one affordable package, available online at www.alaskaair.com.
Alaska and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve more than 80 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at http://newsroom.alaskaair.com.
[Edited 2004-11-30 00:08:36]