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Alaska Airlines Starts Daily Flight From Seattle to Columbus

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Alaska Air Group’s (ALK - Free Report) subsidiary Alaska Airlines has been making consistent efforts to expand operations across the West Coast. To this end, the carrier recently launched a daily nonstop service connecting Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with Columbus International Airport. The flight introduced on Mar 7 is being operated using an A320 aircraft.

The new service from the carrier’s largest hub in Seattle is in response to the surge in demand for air travel between the two cities. Notably, Columbus marks the 91st nonstop destination served by the carrier from Seattle.

Earlier this month, the airline commenced commercial operations from Paine Field-Snohomish County Airport in Everett to Portland, OR. Moreover, by mid-March, the low-cost carrier plans to operate 18 daily nonstop flights connecting Paine Field with eight West Coast cities, namely Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orange County, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose.

Last month, the carrier initiated a daily nonstop operation between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and El Paso International Airport. Simultaneously, it began daily nonstop flights connecting El Paso with San Diego. (Read more: Alaska Airlines Connects El Paso With Seattle & San Diego)

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