Alaska Airlines’ Seattle-Tacoma to Charleston
Seen getting ready for departure to Charleston at Seattle-Tacoma is the Alaska Airlines 737-800 ‘Spirit of Seattle’ – the Boeing-branded logo-jet. “It won’t be long before we welcome Alaska Airlines from Seattle-Tacoma,” said the South Carolinian airport on its Facebook page, as it tracked the inaugural inbound four times weekly service on 16 November.
- Alaska Airlines expanded its Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) hub with new service to Charleston (CHS) on 16 November. The South Carolina city is the seventh new city the carrier has added this year, following last month’s start of service from Seattle-Tacoma to Raleigh/Durham. “We’re excited to add Charleston to our growing list of non-stop cities from Seattle, now 86 and counting,” said John Kirby, the airline’s VP capacity planning. “The secret about Charleston as a destination is out of the bag, as readers of Condé Nast have voted it the top US city the last five years in a row.” Paul Campbell, CEO of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, which owns and operates Charleston said: “Our first coast-to-coast air service is an important milestone in the growth of air service at Charleston. We look forward to sharing our world-renowned Southern hospitality with visitors from the Pacific Northwest and hope the Lowcountry will take advantage of the opportunity to explore the beauty and culture of the Portland-Seattle-Vancouver corridor aboard Alaska Airlines.” The four times weekly service is operated by a mixture of aircraft from its 737 fleet, and faces no direct competition.