Alaska grows Seattle hub with nonstop service to Charleston, Nashville and Raleigh/Durham

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines, Seattle’s hometown airline, is growing again with non-stop service from its Seattle hub to Charleston, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee and Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina beginning fall 2015.

“Our loyal customers tell us they want new and exciting non-stop destinations, and we are listening,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “We’re pleased to be adding new non-stop service to three highly-requested business and leisure destinations not currently served nonstop from Seattle. Nonstop flights equate to shorter travel times and more convenience for our customers.”

Charleston has been named the top U.S. city by Condé Nast four years in a row. Flights to Charleston will connect Boeing employees with one of their largest manufacturing plants outside the Pacific Northwest. Nashville, the music capital of the south, is the largest market from Seattle not currently served by Alaska, and Raleigh/Durham service will connect two of the country’s top biotechnology hubs.

By this fall, Seattle’s largest airline will serve 83 destinations from Seattle with 290 peak daily flights—two-and-a half times that of Alaska’s nearest competitor.

Summary of new service:

Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Sept 23 Seattle-Nashville 9:30 a.m. 4:05 p.m. Daily
Sept 23 Nashville-Seattle 5:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Daily
Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Oct 1 Seattle-Raleigh/Durham 8:40 a.m. 4:50 p.m. Daily
Oct 1 Raleigh/Durham-Seattle 5:50 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Daily
Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Nov 16 Seattle-Charleston 8:30 a.m. 4:50 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Nov 16 Charleston-Seattle 5:50 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Flights will be operated by fuel-efficient Next Generation 737 aircraft. Onboard, customers will get to enjoy more of what they love with free exclusive programming streamed to their own devices, Pacific Northwest-inspired food and beverages, custom power-equipped seats, and award-winning service as part of Alaska Beyond — a new flight experience designed to go above and beyond expectations.

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