Alaska and United airlines will see a new competitor on the Sea-Tac-Anchorage route beginning next spring.
New York’s JetBlue Airways announced recently it will begin daily non-stop service between the two cities on May 16.
The single daily flight will leave Sea-Tac at 8 p.m. and return to Sea-Tac at 5:25 a.m. The nightowl flights will make use of a JetBlue aircraft that might otherwise have sat idle at Sea-Tac overnight.
JetBlue is noted for its “redeye” flights between the West Coast and its hubs at New York’s JFK Airport and Boston’s Logan Airport.
SeaTac’s Alaska Airlines dominates the Sea-Tac-Anchorage route now with multiple non-stop departures to Alaska’s largest city. United Airlines also provides service to Anchorage.