Alaska Airlines begins Tampa – Los Angeles, its third West Coast route
Alaska Airlines took off from Tampa to Los Angeles on 21 November, becoming its third West Coast route from the airport alongside Seattle and San Francisco.
Served once-daily year-round, its 3,473-kilometre LAX service is primarily operated by its 178-seat B737-900s.
Alaska Airlines competes directly with Delta on the airport-pair, with this carrier offering 12 weekly flights.
Alaska flight 311 has a scheduled departure time from Tampa of 1010, arriving into LAX at 1250. Returning, it departs at 1435 and gets back to Florida at 2210.
Booking data shows that almost 280,000 flew between Tampa and LAX last year, with around 43% flying indirectly. Both Atlanta and Houston Intercontinental were the top connecting airports, with a 15% share each.