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Alaska Airlines to Add 5 New Services for Winter Travel

As leisure-travel demand continues to improve, Alaska Air Group’s ALK subsidiary Alaska Airlines plans to introduce five routes for the winter travel period.

Starting Dec 17, 2020, the airline will begin daily nonstop service connecting Los Angeles, CA with Cancun, Mexico and Reno, NV. Additionally, the carrier will add nonstop daily flights between Palm Springs, CA and Boise, ID; Reno, NV as well as San Jose, CA on the same date.

While Los Angeles-Reno and Palm Springs-San Jose flights will be year-round, services connecting Los Angeles with Cancun as well as those connecting Palm Springs with Boise and Reno will be seasonal operating between Dec 17 and Apr 12, 2021.

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Apart from launching these services, the carrier also plans to increase frequency on a few routes beginning Dec 17. The airline plans to increase flights connecting Los Angeles with Guadalajara, Mexico and Salt Lake City, UT to two daily on each route. The same between Los Angeles and Boise will be ramped up to three daily from one.

Amid coronavirus concerns, Alaska Airlines will be blocking middle seats through Nov 30, 2020 to maintain physical distancing and ensure passenger safety. Additionally, for all new tickets purchased through Dec 31, 2020, passengers can enjoy the airline’s flexible travel policy.

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