Alaska Airlines’ Seattle-Tacoma to Detroit
On 4 September, Detroit Airport welcomed with a cake ceremony and a ribbon cutting the inaugural flight of Alaska Airlines from Seattle-Tacoma, an airport pair already served by Delta Air Lines.
The same day, the inaugural flight of Alaska Airlines’ daily flights to Detroit was celebrated with another ribbon cutting and live music at Seattle-Tacoma’s gate. Travelling on the first flight is Russell Wilson, an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks.
- Alaska Airlines strengthen its domestic network with the addition of two new routes from Seattle-Tacoma, WA (SEA), both of which are operated daily. Firstly, on 2 September, the carrier inaugurated the 3,758-kilometre sector to Baltimore/Washington, MD (BWI) utilising its 157-seat 737-800s. Secondly, two days later, Alaska launched flights to Detroit, MI (DTW), which are operated using its 182-seat 737-900s. While the route to Baltimore/Washington faces no competition, the 3,101-kilometre link to Detroit is already flown by Delta Air Lines’ 34 weekly flights. Commenting on the arrival at Baltimore/Washington, the airport’s CEO, Paul Wiedefeld, said: “We are excited to welcome Alaska Airlines to Baltimore/Washington. Alaska Airlines is a great fit for us. The airline is widely recognised for its commitment to customer service, and will provide our travellers with more travel options, competitive fares, and outstanding service.”