Kansas City commisioned this cake to celebrate the start of Alaska Airlines’ new daily service from San Francisco which commenced on 18 September. United Airlines already serves the 2,406-kilometre link 20 times weekly.
- Alaska Airlines has entered into direct competition with United Airlines from San Francisco (SFO) to Albuquerque (ABQ) and Kansas City (MCI). The 1,439- and 2,406-kilometre sectors, both of which were inaugurated on 18 September, will be flown daily on the carrier’s fleet of E175s. United links San Francisco to Albuquerque 13 times weekly and Kansas City 20 times weekly. With this launch, Alaska Airlines now serves 10 routes from San Francisco, while Virgin America which is now owned by the Alaska Air Group, operates 24 routes from the Californian city. It should be noted that both carriers operate flights to Seattle-Tacoma, Portland and San José del Cabo in Mexico from the US West Coast hub, meaning in total both carriers combined operate 31 different city pairs from San Francisco.