Alaska Airlines plans to add daily nonstop flight service starting June 18 between Seattle and Monterey, California ― which will be the only nonstop flight service offered between the two cities.
The new Alaska flight service between Sea-Tac Airport and Monterey Regional Airport in central California will represent Alaska’s 92nd nonstop destination served out of Sea-Tac. It will be provided through Horizon Air, Alaska’s sister carrier.
Alaska already offers nonstop jet service between San Diego and Monterey.
“We're working hard to connect destinations where our guests want to fly along the West Coast,” says David Besse, Alaska's manager of network planning. “Our customers throughout the [California] Central Coast won’t have to drive several hours to catch a flight from other Bay Area airports. They can stay close to home and fly directly to Seattle, and connect with all the possibilities at our hometown hub.”
The new Monterey flight is scheduled to depart Seattle daily at 11:10 a.m. and arrive in Monterey at 1:35 p.m. The return flight departs Monterey at 2:15 p.m., arriving in Seattle at 4:40 p.m. Tickets for the new flight go on sale today, the airline says.
In a related story, Dallas-based JetSuite, aka JSX, announced plans to offer five daily round-trip flights to Oregon’s big city on 30-seat jets flying out of private terminals in Seattle and Portland. The airline prides itself on offering “hop-on” jet service from private terminals for the cost of a commercial air ticket ― with flights starting at $49 each way.
JSX’s new Portland service, which will be offered out of Seattle’s King County International Airport-Boeing Field, will compete with compete with Alaska Airlines’ flights offered out of Sea-Tac Airport and Pain Field in Everett. Including the new Portland service, JSX’s network will feature flights to eight destinations, including Seattle; Orange County, Concord/East Bay, Oakland and Burbank in California; Phoenix; and seasonal service to Mammoth Mountain, a popular ski area in California.
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,300 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.