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Alaska Airlines adding Salt Lake City to its route map

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Nov. 1, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
November 1, 2012 12:17 pm

SeaTac’s Alaska Airlines is adding another western city to its route map, Salt Lake City.

The airline will begin flying twice daily to the Utah capital April 4. The flights will leave Sea-Tac at 7 a.m. and 1:10 p.m. and return from Salt Lake City at 11 a.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Alaska will compete with Delta Air Lines, which has a hub at Salt Lake City, and Southwest Airlines on the route.

Salt Lake City is the most popular air route from Sea-Tac that the locally-based Alaska Airlines doesn’t now fly.

Alaska has begun selling tickets on the route. Those tickets are being offered for as low as $99 each way through Nov. 8 for flights April 4 through May 31. The airline will also offer double miles on the route for that same period for passengers who register on Alaska’s website.

Alaska executives told analysts at its third quarter financial results conference that it plans to name three new destinations for Alaska in the next several weeks.

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