Yampa Valley welcomed the arrival of Alaska Airlines’ inaugural flight from San Diego on 17 December. The airline will operate the 1,236-kilometre links twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) on its E175s. The airline already links Yampa Valley to Seattle-Tacoma.
- Alaska Airlines on 17 December inaugurated two new routes to the Valleys – one each from Portland (PDX) and San Diego (SAN). The airline launched flights from the former to Sun Valley (SUN), with the 695-kilometre link being flown on the carrier’s Q400s, while the latter was connected to Yampa Valley (HDN), a 1,236-kilometre route that will be flown on the airline’s E175 fleet. Both connections will be flown by the airline twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays), with neither facing direct competition. Alaska Airlines already links Sun Valley with Los Angeles and Seattle-Tacoma, while it also flies to Yampa Valley from the latter hub.