On June 20, Alaska (NYSE:ALK) began daily nonstop service between SEA and Tampa International Airport (TPA), and on June 12 initiated daily nonstop service between The Emerald City and Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans (MSY).
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St. Louis Cathedral
"We're pleased to make it extra easy to get to The Big Easy, especially for travelers in the Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest," Alaska spokesperson Joe Sprague said in a news release announcing the New Orleans service. "New Orleans' rich cultural heritage, fascinating history, food, festivals, arts and accessible nature make it an appealing destination for anyone with a sense of adventure."
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at Cafe Du Monde
Daily flights from SEA to TPA depart at 8:50 a.m., arriving at 5:30 p.m. Return flights leave TPA at 6:30 p.m., and arrive at SEA at 9:25 p.m.
The new routes are the most recent steps in the airline’s greater plan to increase its daily departures from 253 to 280 and providing more options to air travelers in the growing Seattle market.
Additional new flights are also on the horizon. In September, the airline will begin daily service to Baltimore (BWI, starting Sept. 2), Detroit (DTW, starting Sept. 4) and Albuquerque (ABQ, starting Sept. 18). Alaska is also planning to initiate new service to Cancún, Mexico on Nov. 6, pending governmental approval.
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