Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Bellingham-Las Vegas Service

    BELLINGHAM, Wash., June 25 /CNW/ -- Alaska Airlines today will inaugurate
nonstop, year-round service between Bellingham, Wash., and Las Vegas. The
thrice-weekly service between the two cities will expand to include a fourth
weekly flight starting Aug. 3.

    "The addition of Bellingham-Las Vegas nonstop service gives our customers
another convenient alternative for traveling between the Pacific Northwest and
the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and the popular destination of Las
Vegas," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska's vice president of marketing, sales and
customer experience.

    The new two-hour, 30-minute flights will depart Thursdays, Fridays and
Sundays from Bellingham International Airport at 5:35 p.m. Pacific time and
arrive at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas at 8:05 p.m. Central
time. Return flights will depart Las Vegas at 2 p.m. Central time, arriving in
Bellingham at 4:35 p.m. Pacific time. A fourth weekly flight will depart
Mondays beginning Aug. 3.

    The airline will use fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the route,
seating 12 passengers in first class and 112 in the main cabin.

    Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air customers receive a variety of amenities
at no extra charge, including online reservations, advance seat selection, and
complimentary inflight water, soft drinks, coffee, tea and snacks.

    Travelers can earn double Mileage Plan miles on the new flights from June
25 through July 31, 2009. To qualify, customers must first register at

    Las Vegas packages that conveniently bundle air travel, hotel
accommodations and other options (such as rental car and show tickets) are
available through Alaska Airlines Vacations by calling (800) 468-2248 (TTY/TDD
line 800-392-0228) or online at

    Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE:  
ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in
Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska
Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at


For further information:

For further information: Bobbie Egan of Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101
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