Alaska Airlines Adds New Coast-to-Coast Routes
Alaska Airlines revealed today the addition of three new routes just in time for the holidays. That includes Portland–Miami begins service on Nov. 17, and Palm Springs-New York JFK and San Luis Obispo–Las Vegas flights start on Dec. 14. Tickets can be purchased now at alaskaair.com.
“We believe our guests are going to love these new nonstops. We continue to see strong demand by travelers who want to go to leisure destinations and are already planning trips for next year,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines. “We’re especially excited to launch a new coast-to-coast route in Portland, which is a key hub for us. Miami is the largest underserved city from Portland and vice versa, so plenty of flyers are ready to travel between the Rose City and South Florida.”
Alaska Airlines will also begin new daily nonstop service today, June 15, between San Diego and both Washington, D.C. (IAD) and Eugene, Oregon. It will also start new daily nonstop service between San Diego and Tampa on Oct. 5.
So let’s get into the newly announced routes.
Flights connecting the West Coast to the East Coast will fly daily, year-round, beginning Nov. 17. When service starts, Alaska will fly to 42 nonstop destinations from Portland with 96 peak-daily flights. Miami becomes the fourth Florida city it serves nonstop from Portland joining Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa. This new flight becomes Alaska’s second nonstop to Miami; the Seattle–Miami route began in June 2022.
“We are excited to add Miami to our list of nonstop destinations,” said David Zielke, director of air service development at the Port of Portland. “Alaska has been a great partner and we’re looking forward to continuing to seek opportunities to bring more options to travelers.”
Palm Springs-New York JFK
This seasonal flight connects the Big Apple with sunny deserts. The convenient morning departure from New York allows flyers to arrive in Palm Springs refreshed and ready to get out and soak in the sun. Alaska has more flights to Palm Springs than any other airline.
“The introduction of Alaska Airlines’ nonstop service from Palm Springs to New York’s JFK airport is a welcome addition for Palm Springs International Airport,” said Harry Barrett, executive director of aviation at Palm Springs International Airport. “This new service not only strengthens our ties with one of the world’s most influential cities but also contributes to the economic growth and vitality of our region. We extend our sincere gratitude to Alaska Airlines for their commitment to enhancing travel options and for choosing Palm Springs International Airport as a key part of their expanding network.”
San Luis Obispo–Las Vegas
This daily route will link San Luis Obispo in California’s Central Coast region with Las Vegas, allowing for connectivity with additional routes in our network. From San Luis Obispo, Alaska also flies nonstop to San Diego, Portland and Seattle.
“The decision to introduce this service was driven by the growing demand for travel between these two destinations,” said Courtney Johnson, director of airports for San Luis Obispo County. “We anticipate that the Las Vegas–San Luis Obispo route will contribute to increased passenger traffic, benefiting our airport and the region as a whole.”