Wednesday afternoon, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines announced a new, daily, nonstop service between the airlines’ biggest hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, starting September 6th of 2018.

“The Pittsburgh region has been asking for additional service to the West Coast since I became County Executive, and we’re thrilled to welcome Alaska Airlines,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “Nonstop service to Seattle will provide a critical link for businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania, as well as leisure travelers seeking new options.”

The new route will be operated by a Boeing 737, presumably the -900ER variant, which is utilized on most transcontinental routes. (Photo: Max Trimm / Aeronautics)

Both SeaTac and Pittsburgh have seen plenty of expansion in recent months and years, with Pittsburgh getting new WOW Air service to Iceland this year and expansion by Southwest Airlines to Cancun, West Palm Beach, and New Orleans all starting this year, as well. SeaTac has grown 8.2% YOY from November of last year, adding Aeromexico service to Mexico City, Air France to Paris, Condor to Munich, Frontier to Colorado Springs, Eurowings to Cologne, and Norwegian to London all this year.

Alaska continues to meet the needs of valued Seattle guests with new service to the Steel City,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines. “We’re pleased to add Pittsburgh to our growing list of destinations from our hometown of Seattle. With the addition of Pittsburgh, Alaska flies nonstop to 90 destinations, which is more than twice as many as any other airline.”

The new route will operate under the following schedule:

AS??? Seattle-Tacoma 8:25 a.m. departure -> Pittsburgh 4:10 p.m. arrival B737 D

AS??? Pittsburgh 5:20 p.m. departure -> Seattle-Tacoma 7:50 p.m. arrival B737 D

Featured image from Alaska Air. 

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