Alaska Airlines has begun daily nonstop service between Seattle, Washington and Albuquerque, New Mexico, the multi-cultural metropolis of the Southwest.
"Albuquerque's rich history and year-round sunshine provide endless adventure for leisure and business travelers alike," said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations for Alaska Airlines. "This new route further builds on the strength of our Seattle hub from where we serve three times more cities than any other carrier."
Nonstop daily service between the two cities began Sept. 18, 2014. The addition of direct flights between Seattle and Albuquerque was good news for city officials.
"Having a customer satisfaction leader in the industry like Alaska Airlines serve our city is a tremendous win for the Duke City," said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. "This new service also opens Alaska Airlines' vast network of destinations to travelers from the Sunport and enables their customers to experience the true charm and hospitality of New Mexico."
Since June 2014, Alaska Airlines has announced five new cities from its Seattle hub. With the new flights, Alaska will offer 268 peak-day departures nonstop to 79 destinations from Seattle. The new cities include New Orleans, started June 12; Tampa, started June 20; Baltimore, started Sept. 2; Detroit, started Sept. 4; and Cancun, Mexico, which will start Nov. 6.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serve more than 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014.
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