Alaska Airlines Expands in San Diego

California Flyin’ with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is adding three nonstop destinations from San Diego.  Among the new, nonstop destinations are Fresno, California, Monterrey, and Santa Rosa.   The airline will also commence twice-daily flights between Reno, Nevada, and San Jose, California.

The flights between San Diego (SAN) and Fresno (FAT) and between San Diego and Monterrey (MRY) begin June 4, 2012.  The San Diego to Santa Rosa (STS) flights starts on June 5th.

The new flights will be operated by Horizon Air using 76-seat Bombardier Dash-8 Q400’s, one of the quietest, smoothest, and fuel-efficient turbo-prop on the market.  In fact, Horizon Air’s turboprop is the most environmentally friendly regional aircraft burning 30 to 40 percent less fuel.  The result is 30 to 40% lower emissions and its design generates 10 decibels less than comparable jets.

Horizon features not only complimentary Starbucks coffee and soft drinks, but wines and microbrews.

Alaska Air Lines New Services Overview


San Diego-Fresno flights
Start Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
June 4 San Diego-Fresno 9:15 a.m. 10:50 a.m. Daily
June 4 San Diego-Fresno 8:45 p.m. 10:20 p.m. Daily
June 4 Fresno-San Diego 7:15 a.m. 8:42 a.m. Daily
June 4 Fresno-San Diego 6:45 p.m. 8:12 p.m. Daily
San Diego-Monterey flights
Start Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
June 4 San Diego-Monterey 6:55 p.m. 8:37 p.m. Daily
June 5 Monterey-San Diego 7:30 a.m. 9:12 a.m. Daily
San Diego-Santa Rosa flights
Start Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
June 5 San Diego-Santa Rosa 9:45 a.m. 11:50 a.m. Daily
June 4 Santa Rosa-San Diego 4:25 p.m. 6:22 p.m. Daily
San Jose to Reno Flight Schedule


San Jose-Reno flights:
Start Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
June 5 Reno-San Jose 6 a.m. 7:08 a.m. Daily
June 4 Reno-San Jose 2:15 p.m. 3:23 p.m. Daily
June 4 San Jose-Reno 11:55 a.m. 1 p.m. Daily
June 4 San Jose-Reno 10:20 p.m. 11:25 p.m. Daily


To get the Santa Diego to Santa Rosa flight off the ground, Alaska will have to discontinue flights between Santa Rosa and Las Vegas on the 3rd of June.  However, a seasonal 3rd flight between Los Angeles and Santa Rosa is being added and will operate four days a week through August 25th.


Summary of seasonal Santa Rosa-Los Angeles service:
Start Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
June 4 Santa Rosa-Los Angeles 1:35 p.m. 3:09 p.m. Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri
June 4 Los Angeles-Santa Rosa 11:30 a.m. 1:04 p.m. Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri


Alaska Airlines and it’s regional affiliate, Horizon, have been providing California with air service for over 30 years.  Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing said, “we’re pleased to continue to grow our presence in the Golden State.”

To celebrate the new flights, Alaska is offering introductory fares on the new routes, starting at $59 plus taxes, fees, and surcharges.

Double Frequent Flyer Miles

Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can also earn double miles on the new nonstop flights between June 4 and July 31, but they must first register on the Alaska Airlines website.

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It is a long time coming for service to the Fresno and Monterey areas. I hope does well with these routes. Congratulations.

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