Alaska Airlines inaugurates nonstop service on April 13th from its Seattle hub to San Luis Obispo, California, and Wichita, Kansas. The airline will operate daily flights to each market.
“Alaska Airlines continues to grow from our hometown of Seattle,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “With the additions of San Luis Obispo and Wichita, we now serve 89 nonstop destinations.”
San Luis Obispo is known for its wine tourism, business community and proximity to California’s central coastline. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can check a case of wine for free when traveling from San Luis Obispo through the airline’s Wine Flies Free program.
Wichita is home to many aircraft manufacturers including Boeing 737 fuselage maker, Spirit AeroSystems. Kansas’largest airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport, opened its state-of-the-art, modern terminal in 2015.
Alaska will fly the new routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a narrow-body jet. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access Free Chat™, Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which allows guests to stream over 200 free movies and TV shows on their own devices, and power outlets in the first class cabin.