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Alaska Airlines adds flights to mainland U.S. and improves intra-state fleet

Excerpt from USA Today

Jun 06, 2013 2:02 pm

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Alaska’s growth is grounded in its role as the primary transport across the state, but it’s prospered by making smart calculated expansions to the mainland while remaining on time.

— Samantha Shankman

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Alaska Airlines will add two nonstop routes between Anchorage and the mainland USA, with service to both Phoenix and Las Vegas starting in mid-December.

Alaska Airlines’ Phoenix service will begin Dec. 18, featuring one round-trip flight each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The Las Vegas route will start Dec. 19, also with three weekly flights (one round-trip flight each Thursday, Friday Sunday).

Alaska Air touted the warm-weather connections for residents in the USA’s northernmost state.

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