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Alaska Airlines to Boost San Diego Network with Three New Routes

New, nonstop services to Washington D.C. and Eugene will commence in June, while Tampa will connect Tampa to San Diego

by Fergus Cole

February 6, 2023

Photo: Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines will expand its San Diego network by adding three new daily routes to Washington, D.C., Eugene, Oregon, and Tampa, Florida.

“Our guests in San Diego asked for more nonstops to the East Coast, and we’re excited to add service to both the nation’s capital and to Florida’s vibrant Gulf Coast,” said Neil Thwaites, regional vice president of California for Alaska Airlines.

“With convenient daytime schedules, award-winning service, and a premium product offering, guests will arrive refreshed and ready to go.”

Photo: Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

The three new services will add to Alaska Airlines’ growing network out of San Diego. The Seattle-based carrier currently serves 32 destinations nonstop from ‘America’s Finest City’, including domestic routes across California, the Northeast, the Northwest, Florida, and even Hawaii, plus some international routes south of the border to Mexico.

From June 15, the airline will launch a daily service to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). The outbound journey will depart San Diego at 8:00 AM each morning, landing in Washington at 4:10 PM. The return legs will leave Washington at 10:15 AM, arriving back in San Diego at 12:30 PM.

On the same day, the new daily service to Eugene Airport (EUG) will take off from San Diego at 2:30 PM each day, arriving at Eugene at 4:50 PM. The return service is scheduled to leave Eugene at 11:30 AM daily, touching down in San Diego at 1:50 PM.

Finally, Alaska Airlines will be launching a daily service between to Tampa International Airport (TPA) from October 5. Daily flights will leave San Diego at 8:40 AM and arrive in Tampa at 4:25 PM. The return journey will then take off from Tampa at 5:30 PM each day, arriving back in San Diego at 7:40 PM local time.

Photo: Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

Both the Washington D.C. and Tampa routes will be operated with a Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft, with a capacity of 178 passengers across three cabin classes. This includes 16 in First Class, 24 in Premium Class, and 138 in Coach. Meanwhile, the Eugene service will be operated with an Embraer 175, which has a total capacity of just 76 passengers, 12 in First Class, 12 in Premium Class, and 52 in Coach.

“The announcement of new destinations on Alaska Airlines is a great way to start the year,” said Kimberley Becker, President & CEO of San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “Our community benefits from the addition of flights to the East Coast and Pacific Northwest. We thank Alaska Airlines for the addition of these routes and their continued partnership at SAN.”