Alaska Airlines announced that it will begin nonstop, daily service between Seattle and Pittsburgh.
This new service is currently the only nonstop flight offered from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport. The new route effectively links Seattle to the thriving business community in Pittsburgh, which continues to grow as top technology companies, entrepreneurs and start-ups look to establish a presence in the city.
“We are excited to start our new daily non-stop from Seattle to Pittsburgh as we’ve seen strong demand since the route was announced in late 2017,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines. “As Seattle’s hometown airline, we continue to invest in new destinations to ensure we are meeting the needs of our loyal and valued Emerald City guests.”
“Nonstop service to Seattle is a critical link for the Pittsburgh region and is the latest addition to the growth at Pittsburgh International Airport during the past three years. We are thrilled to welcome Alaska Airlines,” Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said. “Increasing service to the West Coast has been a top priority and the connections between our two regions, including our vibrant tech growth, will fuel the success of this flight.”
“The arrival of Alaska Airlines with year-round daily service to Seattle is a major win for Western Pennsylvania,” said Christina Cassotis, CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority. “This carrier is the right fit for our market given the close economic ties we have with the West Coast. We’re excited to offer more options for our passengers who have been asking for this service.”