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Alaska Air adds Philadelphia, drops Miami for Fort Lauderdale…

Posted on 07 February 2012

 

An Alaska Airlines plane comes in for a landing as another taxis for takeoff at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
 

Alaska Airlines announced this morningthat it will begin flying from its Seattle hub to Philadelphia. The carrier will begin daily round-trip service on the route starting June 11.

 

Alaska Air also announced that it will switch airports for its service to South Florida. The airline will drop Miami in favor of Fort Lauderdale starting July 16. As on its current Seattle-Miami route, Alaska Air’s Florida-bound flight will be a redeye. Alaska Air first began flying to Miami in 2002.

 

“Philadelphia is one of the largest cities we don’t currently serve from Seattle while Fort Lauderdale is a popular departure point for cruise ship passengers,” Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing, says in a release.

 

Alaska Air will fly Boeing 737-800 jets on both routes.

 

To help promote the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering double miles on the new nonstop routes. The promotion extends through Aug. 6 for the Philadelphia flights and through Sept. 11 for the Fort Lauderdale flights.

 

To receive the bonus, customers must first register at www.alaskaair.com

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