Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Alaska Airlines to offer nonstop flight from Wichita to Seattle
Travelers from Wichita can fly nonstop to Seattle on Alaska Airlines, beginning April 13, 2017. Alaska will offer one daily round-trip flight, seven days a week. Flights are scheduled as follows:
· Depart Seattle @ 11:55 am, arrive ICT @ 5:13 pm
· Depart ICT @ 6:10 pm, arrive Seattle @ 7:55 pm
Tickets for new routes will go on sale today. To purchase tickets and capture savings, please visit www.alaskaair.com . Media are invited to attend a news conference scheduled for 2 p.m. today in the media conference room of the Eisenhower terminal.
“We are thrilled that Alaska will be bringing its award-winning, top-quality service to Wichita,” Mayor Longwell said. “Alaska is a perfect complement to our first-class terminal and mix of air service offered at Eisenhower National Airport. This much-needed nonstop route will benefit our aviation businesses in particular.”
Alaska will fly to Wichita with 76-seat Embraer 175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi internet access, and Beyond Entertainment, which includes free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices and power outlets in the first-class cabin. Food and beverage includes hot meals and picnic packs for purchase, in addition to Northwest microbrews and wine.
“Alaska Airlines is excited to add Wichita to our growing list of nonstop destinations served from our Seattle hub, now at 89 and counting,” said John Kirby, vice president of network planning at Alaska Airlines. “As the Air Capital of the World, Wichita is a natural addition to our ever expanding service offerings.”
Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, offers service to 110 destinations with an average of 970 daily departures in the United States, including Hawaii, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico. Alaska has partnerships with 17 airlines, who fly more than 800 destinations worldwide. Among its many accolades, Alaska Airlines ranked highest in customer satisfaction among traditional carriers for nine consecutive years in North America.
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