Alaska Airlines is expanding its Seattle hub with new service from Seattle to Charleston, South Carolina.
Charleston is the seventh new city the carrier has added this year, following last month’s start of service from Seattle to Raleigh/Durham. A popular destination for both business and pleasure, Charleston has rich history while being a major business hub for companies worldwide.
“We’re excited to add Charleston, South Carolina to our growing list of non-stop cities from Seattle, now 86 and counting,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “The secret about Charleston as a destination is out of the bag, as readers of Conde Nast have voted it the top U.S. city the last five years in a row.”
“On behalf of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, we are proud to welcome Alaska Airlines to the Lowcountry and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership,” said Billy Swails, Charleston County Aviation Authority chairman. “Service to Seattle gives our passengers an important new destination.”