ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Even though Alaska is still in the depths of winter snow, others are preparing for summer, including airlines. One airline has already announced a new Alaska route for the upcoming summer.
Sun Country Airlines, based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, says it will now offer service between Anchorage and Seattle this coming June through August.
The company already serves Anchorage from its home base in Minneapolis in the summer months, but seasonal flights between Anchorage and Seattle will run from June 7 through August 20 of this year.
The company will have five flights a week between Anchorage and Seattle – on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The company says Anchorage and Seattle are “terrific vacation destinations.”
“We look forward to connecting the two and bringing our Midwest hospitality and convenient nonstop service to more passengers through this route network expansion,” said Jude Bricker, Sun Country’s president and CEO.
The company has already served Alaska seasonally with direct service to Minneapolis-St. Paul since 1999.