It's no secret that Spokane International Airport is growing, over the last few months several new non stop flights have been added. Planning is currently in the works for renovations to begin next year and with an Amazon Fulfillment Center planned to open next year near by, even the air cargo numbers will likely increase.
In fact just this morning it has been announced that Alaska Airlines will add a daily non stop flight between Spokane and San Diego. This will be the first non stop connection between the 2 cities, which is set to begin on Oct. 1st . Alaska will use a Embraer 175 jet for the route and will depart from Spokane nightly at 5:40pm with a return flight departing from San Diego at 7:10am and arriving here in Spokane at 9:55am.
Both San Diego and Spokane are also airports that participate in Alaska's "wine fly's free" program which allows mileage plan members to check an entire case of wine, up to 12 bottles, for no baggage fee, something very unique in the air travel industry.
This new connection is huge for Spokane as it opens up another link between us and Southern California. It's also a great connection point for travel between Spokane and Latin America. This new flight will surely mean a lot to the local business community "We want to thank Alaska Airlines for this important commitment," said Spokane Airport Board Chair Nancy Vorhees. "Nonstop service from the second largest city in Washington state to the second largest city in California has been an important priority for us and our partners in the business community, in particular LabCorp and Itron "
This is the second new non stop flight announced recently as Frontier Airlines announced earlier this month they will start a Spokane to Las Vegas flight beginning in August.
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