Seattle based US carrier Alaska Airlines has announced new inbound and outbound flights to its ‘focus city’ San Diego. For this year’s ski-season, the airline will introduce daily non-stop flights from San Diego to popular skiing and holiday destination Steamboat Springs in Colorado. The city is famous for its Champagne Powder viewing that invites tourists from around the country and the world as well.
The schedule for the winter season’s new flights :
|Dates (2016-17)||City pair||Departs||Arrives||Frequency|
|Dec. 17-March 25||San Diego-Hayden/Steamboat Springs||9:55 a.m.||1:07 p.m.||Wednesday &Saturday|
|Dec. 17-March 25||Hayden/Steamboat Springs-San Diego||1:45 p.m.||3:06 p.m.||Wednesday &Saturday|
If this will launch for the holiday season, Alaska Airlines has added more domestic routes connecting San Diego with San Jose and Orange County/San Ana. As it looks to bolster its stand in the state, the new routes will be operated by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s Embraer-175 aircraft. The aircraft has the same cabin space as a mainline jet with a total of 76 seats – 12 each in first class and premium, 52 in the main cabin.
Summary of new service :
|San Jose-Orange County||7 a.m.||8:15 a.m.||Daily|
|2:05 p.m.||3:20 p.m.||Daily|
|6:25 p.m.||7:40 p.m.||Daily|
|Orange County-San Jose||8:55 a.m.||10:06 a.m.||Daily|
|4 p.m.||5:10 p.m.||Daily|
|8:20 p.m.||9:31 p.m.||Daily|
|San Diego-San Jose||6:30 a.m.||7:53 a.m.||Daily|
|12 p.m.||1:23 p.m.||Daily|
|2 p.m.*||3:44 p.m.*||Friday, Sunday|
|6:30 p.m.||7:53 p.m.||Daily|
|San Jose-San Diego||8:30 a.m.||9:57 a.m.||Daily|
|12:15 p.m.*||1:42 p.m.*||Friday, Sunday|
|4:20 p.m.||5:47 p.m.||Daily|
|8:30 p.m.||9:57 p.m.||Daily|
A few days ago, the airline also became the first to operate a commercial aircraft with biof-uel, the first aviation bio-fuel to be certified and approved since 2011.