Alaska Airlines Just Launched 2 New Warm-weather Routes in Time for Winter

The airline has launched new routes to Honolulu as well as Miami.

Alaska Airlines has launched a pair of warm-weather getaways just as the winter weather approaches.

The airline has launched flights between Seattle/Everett’s Paine Field Airport and Honolulu and between Portland, OR, and Miami, the airline announced Friday.

“Travel demand to leisure destinations to relax and recharge remains strong, especially to sun and fun locations as cooler weather settles in,” Kirsten Amrine, the vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines, said in a statement. “Our new nonstop between Seattle/Everett and Honolulu is our first regularly scheduled service connecting Paine Field to Hawaii. And our new coast-to-coast route between Portland and Miami links two destinations that were the largest underserved cities for each airport.”

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With the addition of the new Honolulu flights, Alaska will operate six non-stop flights a day between the Seattle area and Oahu, and will fly to Hawaii from eight different West Coast cities: Anchorage, Seattle/Everett, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego. In total, Alaska flies to the four major Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Island of Hawaii.

The new flight from Portland to Miami, which was first announced in June, marks the fourth Florida city the airline flies to non-stop from Portland, joining flights to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Tampa.

The new routes come as Alaska plans to grow its Portland hub even further, launching a new flight from the city to Nashville in March 2024. When that flight takes off, Nashville will become the airline’s 53rd destination from Portland.

The airline also plans to introduce a seasonal non-stop route from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to Anchorage in June 2024 in what will be the only direct flight between the two cities. That flight will be the longest in Alaska’s network, coming in at more than 3,300 miles.

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