Alaska Airlines begins new flights from O/C to Santa Rosa and Reno/Tahoe

Seattle-headquartered Alaska Airlines has initiated new service from Orange County, California to Santa Rosa, California and Reno/Tahoe, Nevada.

The new flights than began Mar. 16 offer Los Angeles-area customers low fares and non-stop service, the airline said in a release. The new service connects John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County to Santa Rosa's Charles M. Schultz-Sonoma County Airport (STS) in California and Reno/Tahoe International (RNO), Nevada.

"These new routes eliminates the need to connect through other cities and marks the first time Alaska Airlines has provided service between Reno and Orange County, which is the second most popular destination from Reno," the carrier said in a statement.

“Orange County residents will enjoy our convenient non-stop service to the wine regions of Sonoma, and to the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada," John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning, said.

The flights will be operated by Horizon Air using 76-seat Q400 aircraft. Customers will reveive complimentary snacks, soft drinks, Starbucks coffee and tea and Northwest wine and microbrews.

Flights will leave SNA at 2:45 p.m., arriving in RNO at 4:05 p.m. Return flights leave RNO at 10:15 a.m., and arrive at SNA at 11:37 a.m. Flights from Orange County will depart SNA at 12:15 p.m., and arrive at STS at 1:46 p.m. Flights depart STS at 12:40 p.m. with a 2:11 arrival scheduled at SNA.

More information is available and tickets may be purchased at

 Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.

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