Even in the era of the coronavirus, future planning must move forward, including at Alaska Airlines, which has announced the launch of new daily, nonstop service to Cincinnati starting Aug. 18.
The new service represents the airline’s 93rd nonstop destination offered through Sea-Tac Airport, the airline’s hub. The new Cincinnati flight is scheduled to depart Seattle daily at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Cincinnati at 4:50 p.m. The return flight departs Cincinnati daily at 5:50 p.m., arriving in Seattle at 8 p.m.
"For years we've heard from flyers and our corporate clients that they'd like Seattle's hometown carrier to connect Cincinnati with the Puget Sound region," says Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines managing director of capacity planning and alliances. "We couldn't be more excited to rollout our newest Midwest destination, adding the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region to the Alaska Airlines network while furthering our commitment to Seattle, where we will offer 350 daily departures this summer."
Earlier this year, Alaska Airlines also announced it was launching 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 represented Alaska’s 92nd nonstop destination served out of Sea-Tac. It will be provided through Horizon Air, Alaska’s sister carrier.
Some 47 million passengers a year are flown by Alaska Airlines to more than 115 destinations, with an average of 1,300 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica.