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Alaska Air expands service

[ May 21, 2021   //   ]

This spring, Alaska Air is increasing the number of cities with year-round nonstop service to Anchorage (ANC) – adding routes to Chicago (ORD) and Las Vegas (LAS), and expanding service to Phoenix (PHX) and Maui (OGG) from seasonal to year-round.
Three new cities also will get summer-season nonstop routes: Denver (DEN), Minneapolis (MSP) and San Francisco (SFO). With 11 destinations, this gives the carrier more nonstop flights between Anchorage and cities across the country than any other carrier.
“We’ll fill the bellies of those planes with seafood as our customers see they can send their fish straight to cities like Chicago,” says Shannon Stevens, Alaska Air Cargo sales manager for the state of Alaska.
With its network of more than 100 destinations, the new routes make it seamless to expedite fresh Alaskan seafood to more markets across North America.
The new nonstop flights from San Francisco also will bring more fresh California produce to Alaskan customers. “There’s a high demand for fresh berries and greens,” Shannon says. “And then of course, those routes will carry fresh Alaskan seafood back to California.”
All flights will be on Boeing 737 aircraft, which can carry about 5,000 pounds of cargo apiece.