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AS resuming more nonstops from ANC Summer 2021 (SFO,DEN,LAS,PHX)

AS resuming more nonstops from ANC Summer 2021 (SFO,DEN,LAS,PHX)

Old Dec 16, 20, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by alaskaair.com/newsroom

Alaska Airlines adds more 'sun and fun' destinations from Anchorage

New routes from Alaska's largest city to Las Vegas, Denver, San Francisco; Nonstop flights this summer will connect Anchorage to eight destinations in the Lower 48

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SEATTLE, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines continues to strengthen its presence at one of the airline's key hubs in Anchorage with new nonstop service to three "sun and fun" destinations – Las Vegas, Denver and San Francisco – and the expansion to year-round service to a popular fourth destination, Phoenix.



Come this summer, Alaska will fly eight nonstops from Anchorage to these destinations in the Lower 48: Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Phoenix and Portland. Four of the cities on the West Coast are also Alaska hubs, which allow for improved connectivity for guests traveling to other locations.

The newly announced routes will connect Anchorage to more places that offer warm sunshine, big city vibes and the sky's the limit on what to do. New service to Las Vegas, Denver and San Francisco begins this summer; the Las Vegas flight will be offered year-round with seasonal flights to Denver and San Francisco. The current seasonal flight between Anchorage and Phoenix will now fly year-round.

The Anchorage-San Francisco flight – first announced in August 2019 – was scheduled to start in April 2020, but it was delayed due to the pandemic.

Tickets for the new routes are now on sale at alaskaair.com.

"The demand for leisure travel in 2021 is beginning to return as our guests look ahead, and we're offering even more nonstops to take Alaskans to the places they want to go," said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines' regional vice president. "We believe our guests will love the convenient nonstops to Vegas, Denver and San Francisco, in addition to our daily nonstop flight to Phoenix that's now set to fly year-round."

Start Date

End Date

City Pair

Frequency

Aircraft

May 20, 2021

Year-round

Anchorage – Las Vegas

Th, F, Sa, Su

737

June 17, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021

Anchorage - Denver

Daily

737

June 17, 2021

Aug. 16, 2021

Anchorage – San Francisco

Daily

737

Year-round

Year-round

Anchorage – Phoenix

Daily

737

In addition to Alaska's continuing commitment to service at Anchorage, the airline partners with non-profit organizations throughout the state focused on helping those impacted by the pandemic. Alaska Airlines and Alaska Air Cargo are currently supporting residents across the state by transporting COVID-19 vaccines, including to some of the most remote communities in the U.S.

"More than 1,800 Alaska Airlines employees call Alaska home, making our connections to the communities we serve here very personal. We're here in good times and in difficult times," said Romano. "We're honored to play our role to make sure this life-saving vaccine gets to the people who need it most as quickly and safely as possible."

About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 115 destinations across the United States and North America. The airline provides essential air service for our guests along with moving crucial cargo shipments, while emphasizing Next-Level Care. Alaska is known for low fares, award-winning customer service and sustainability efforts. Guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 800 destinations worldwide with Alaska and its Global Partners. On March 31, 2021, Alaska will officially become a member of the oneworld global alliance. Learn more about Alaska at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).
Nice to see some of these returning. Wish there was something new.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 10:49 am
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Nice to see ANC-DEN come back, even for a limited time. I had a feeling it would after F9 dropped it.

ANC-PHX going year round is a no-brainer with the Oneworld entrance. I assume it will replace AA’s old ANC-PHX service.

This seems like about the 4th time they’ve tried ANC-LAS. Hopefully it sticks.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 11:52 am
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Yay SFO-ANC back is great timing for summer.
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Old Dec 16, 20, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Chugach View Post
This seems like about the 4th time they’ve tried ANC-LAS. Hopefully it sticks.
Hoping the closer ties with AA and a potential lack of international travel over summer still will play in their favor. Wish, selfishly, a similar expansion would happen to DEN from the WC with the ties being forged between AA and AS.
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Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Nice to see some of these returning. Wish there was something new.
Glass half full, dear ... even if the glass has been replaced by plastic.
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For Denver it looks like a morning flight to Anchorage and a redeye return. So the aircraft is based in Anchorage and just does a R/T, not mixed in with the Seattle/Portland flights. One of the longer flights in the system.

Alaska 41
Distance: 2,399 mi | Duration: 5 hours 55 minutes Denver (DEN)-Anchorage (ANC)
Wed, Jul 7 8:00 am-11:55 a.m.

Alaska 42
Distance: 2,399 mi | Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes Anchorage (ANC)-Denver (DEN)
Mon, Jul 12 11:55 pm - 7:10 am + Tue, Jul 13
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Old Dec 17, 20, 11:17 am
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Originally Posted by Kurt View Post
For Denver it looks like a morning flight to Anchorage and a redeye return. So the aircraft is based in Anchorage and just does a R/T, not mixed in with the Seattle/Portland flights. One of the longer flights in the system.

Alaska 41
Distance: 2,399 mi | Duration: 5 hours 55 minutes Denver (DEN)-Anchorage (ANC)
Wed, Jul 7 8:00 am-11:55 a.m.

Alaska 42
Distance: 2,399 mi | Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes Anchorage (ANC)-Denver (DEN)
Mon, Jul 12 11:55 pm - 7:10 am + Tue, Jul 13
Long-Ish, but ANC-ORD/PHX/Hawaii as well as SEA/PDX-CUN/Florida/Hawaii all have it beat.

Length-wish it is almost exactly the same as SEA-NYC.
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Originally Posted by Chugach View Post
Long-Ish, but ANC-ORD/PHX/Hawaii as well as SEA/PDX-CUN/Florida/Hawaii all have it beat.

Length-wish it is almost exactly the same as SEA-NYC.
At 2200 NM, wonder if there are any weight restrictions ex-PHX in summer due to heat and altitude. The 800/900 still have 700 NM leeway, so I assume not.
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Old Dec 17, 20, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

Alaska 41
Distance: 2,399 mi | Duration: 5 hours 55 minutes Denver (DEN)-Anchorage (ANC)
Wed, Jul 7 8:00 am-11:55 a.m.

Alaska 42
Distance: 2,399 mi | Duration: 5 hours 15 minutes Anchorage (ANC)-Denver (DEN)
Mon, Jul 12 11:55 pm - 7:10 am + Tue, Jul 13
Since the red-eye is scheduled for the same exact time as United does that mean they're targeting Alaskan residents who are loyal, or there's enough demand for two red-eye flights?
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Old Dec 17, 20, 1:37 pm
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Originally Posted by safari ari View Post
At 2200 NM, wonder if there are any weight restrictions ex-PHX in summer due to heat and altitude. The 800/900 still have 700 NM leeway, so I assume not.
PHX-ANC is scheduled for an 11:55 PM departure so I doubt there will be any heat issues.

That said, when US/AA ran PHX-ANC the departure was always around 7:00 PM. I don’t think the heat factors in that much.
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Originally Posted by mattdk88 View Post
Since the red-eye is scheduled for the same exact time as United does that mean they're targeting Alaskan residents who are loyal, or there's enough demand for two red-eye flights?
Both. I’ve yet to find an Alaskan that has any loyalty to UA. It’s about 90% AS, 10% DL up there. UA serves ANC (and FAI in summer) almost solely to bring outsiders to the state.
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Is ANC-DEN new? I only seem to remember United offering it previously.

Hoping to be able to utilize LAS & DEN after I've been vaccinated!
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