The ribbon for Alaska Airlines’ new route to San Antonio from Seattle was cut by San Antonio Aviation Director Frank Miller, Alaska Airlines’ captain, and Ron Calvin, Alaska Airlines’ Director Eastern Region. Jeff Etherington (left) and Kathy Banko (right), Alaska Airlines’ Regional Managers Sales & Community Marketing, then joined Calvin and Miller in the celebrations, which included a welcoming cake.
- Alaska Airlines launched its fourth route to Texas on 17 September. The airline, which already serves Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston Intercontinental from its Seattle, WA (SEA) hub, now flies to San Antonio, TX (SAT) with a daily operation. 157-seat 737-800 aircraft are used on the route. “This new Seattle service provides San Antonio travelers more options for domestic travel and increases the ease and convenience for business and leisure travelers in the Northwest to experience San Antonio,” said San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. “These two cities share a lot in common, including a large military presence, robust technology and bioscience industries, and strong aviation and aerospace sectors.”