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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.

Photo Credit: A pair of Alaska 737-800s at Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport. InSapphoWeTrust / Flickr