SeaTac’s Alaska Airlines is beefing up its service to two more destinations next summer, Hawaii and St. Louis.
The airline announced Monday it will add a second daily flight between Sea-Tac Airport and St. Louis beginning June 8 next year and will fly between San Diego and Kona, Hawaii in March.
The second daily flight from Sea-Tac to St. Louis will depart Sea-Tac at 6:15 p.m. and arrive in St. Louis at 11:58 p.m. The return flight will leave St. Louis at 7 a.m. and arrive in Seattle at 9:30 a.m. The new flights theoretically will allow business people to fly to the Puget Sound area for a day of meetings and return to St. Louis the same day. Boeing has extensive operations in the Puget Sound area and in St. Louis.
The new thrice-weekly Kona flight from San Diego will begin March 5. The flight to Kona on the island of Hawaii will be the fourth Hawaiian destination Alaska serves from the Southern California city. Alaska also flies from San Diego to Honolulu, Kauai and Maui.
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With the addition of the new flights to San Diego, Alaska will offer 74 weekly departures from the Big Island to the mainland cities of Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, Oakland, San Diego and San Jose.