With more flyers returning to the skies, Alaska Airlines is announcing additional service from San Francisco, Portland and Palm Springs to destinations across North America. Whether your looking to get out of your weather or heading for Mardi Gras, these seasonal routes will have you covered.
Sun And Fun Routes
Alaska Airlines is now offering several new nonstop routes to make it easier to escape to places known for wintertime sun and fun:
- Just in time for the holidays, the airline will begin weekly, seasonal service between San Francisco and Cancun on Dec. 16, offering our Bay Area guests a convenient way to get away to eastern Mexico.
- Alaska will launch two new flights from Portland on Dec. 16 to Tampa and New Orleans – the only nonstops from the Rose City to these two Southern destinations. These routes are also seasonal service, each with several flights a week.
- On Nov. 19, Alaska will open a new route connecting Palm Springs and Austin. It’s the only nonstop flight between the heart of the Coachella Valley and the Texas capital with flights five times a week.
“Since March, the bookings at Alaska Airlines for leisure travel have exceeded what they were before the pandemic. For many customers, there’s increased confidence that comes after being vaccinated. They were cooped up for well over a year – now they’re ready to relax, enjoy and explore,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “With these new routes, we can whisk them away to destinations that have a warm sparkle in the wintertime.”
Since Portland, OR is my home airport, I am happy to see Alaska Airlines increase service out of PDX. The new San Francisco to Cancun nonstop will mean those passengers can fly nonstop instead of connecting at LAX. I find the Palm Spring service interesting. Palm Springs has always been a seasonal destination from the Pacific Northwest. Alaska is reaching across the sunbelt as they connect Palm Springs with Austin, TX. Since partner carrier American Airlines is undergoing a major expansion in Austin, TX, those living in Palm Springs will have excellent connection opportunities with this new service.