The carrier announced on Thursday that it will being flying to West Texas city, launching nonstop service to both Seattle and San Diego this winter. The new service comes as Alaska airlines continue to build its presence along the west coast following its 2016 acquisition of san Francisco-based virgin America.
Alaska also has been building out its network from Seattle, its hometown and busiest hub, as it has faced increasing competition from partner-turned-rival delta. Alaska announced another Bew Seattle route earlier this month, revealing nonstop flights to Columbus, Ohio.
Alaska will be the only carrier flying nonstop between Seattle and EI Paso, which will be Alaska’s 91st nonstop destination from Seattle.
On the San Diego-EI Paso route, southwest also flies nonstop, but only Sundays. Allegiant offers seasonal service on the route during its summer schedule. As for EI Paso, Alaska says in a statement it “ has considered EI Paso as a new destination for some time”.
“We are pleased to add another exciting destination to our route map with our new service to EI Paso” said by John, Alaska’s vice president. Further added “we are connecting two of our Key West coast gateway-settle and San Diego-with our first destination in West Texas”
From San Diego, EI Paso will become Alaska’s 30th destination overall and third in Texas. Alaska already flies from San Diego to Austin and Dallas Love Field.