Alaska Airlines launches new round trips from Seattle to Charleston, SC

Starting Nov. 16, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines will operate four weekly round trip flights from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) to Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina.

Charleston home
With the first flight departing SEA at 8:25 a.m., Charleston becomes the seventh new city the carrier has added during 2015 and follows last month's start of service from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham (RDU).

The addition of Charleston brings to 86 the number of cities to which Alaska (NYSE:ALK) offers non-stop service from SEA.

Charleston is major business hub for companies worldwide and also offers a rich history, making it a popular destination for both business and pleasure. CHS is also a gateway for travelers bound for vacation destinations including Hilton Head Island, S.C. The flights also make Seattle more accessible to South Carolinians.

Harbour Town Lighthouse
"Service to Seattle gives our passengers an important new destination," Billy Swails, Charleston County Aviation Authority chairman, said in a statement at the launch of the new service.

Flights aboard NextGen Boeing (NYSE:BA) 737 aircraft will depart SEA at 8:25 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at CHS at 4:54 p.m. Return flights will depart CHS at 5:55 p.m., arriving at SEA at 9:10 p.m.

To mark the launch of service, Alaska is offering one-way fares between the city pair starting at $159. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 19 and travel completed by March 9, 2016.

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