New Route of the Day – Americas (30 November 2022): Alaska Airlines between Anchorage and Everett
Alaska Airlines now connects Anchorage in Alaska with Everett Paine Field in Washington. Daily service on the 2,290-kilometre route commenced on Wednesday 30 November using Embraer E175s. Anchorage ranks just sixth in December among Alaska Airlines’ busiest airports with 277 weekly departures according to analysis of Cirium schedules data. Seattle is way out in front (with 1,844 weekly departures) followed by Portland PDX (527), San Francisco (517), Los Angeles (367) and San Diego (315).
From Everett, Alaska Airlines now offers non-stop service to nine destinations. Apart from Anchorage the carrier also has service to Boise (6-weekly), Las Vegas (11-weekly), Orange County (4-weekly), Palm Springs (5-weekly), Phoenix (11-weekly), San Diego (4-weekly), San Francisco (18-weekly) and Spokane (5-weekly). The new Anchorage service is the longest route now operated from the airport.
Only two major airlines have used Paine Field in recent years
Since Everett Paine Field reopened for scheduled passenger service in March 2019, only one other major US carrier has operated from the facility. United offered flights to Denver between end of March 2019 and early October 2021, and to San Francisco between end of March 2019 and March 2020.