Posted on: 01 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Alaska Airlines has inaugurated service between Seattle and Milwaukee, WI; Seattle and Oklahoma City, OK; and between Portland, OR and St Louis, MO, with flights being operated by SkyWest Airlines using Embraer 175s – the first time the type has been operated in Alaska’s livery.
"We're excited to provide increased service breadth for our Northwest customers to the great cities of Milwaukee, Oklahoma City and St Louis," remarked John Kirby, Alaska's vice-president of capacity planning. "The E175 is new for the Alaska brand, and enables our entry into smaller, long-range markets. This regional aircraft will provide greater access to our Northwest hubs, while giving customers a superior experience on these longer flights."
All three services are have daily flights, with the Seattle–Milwaukee flight departing at 09:25 and landing at 15:25. The return leaves Milwaukee at 16:05 and arrives in Seattle at 18:25.
Flights from Seattle to Oklahoma City push back at 10:30 with touchdown at 16:23. Takeoff from Oklahoma City for the return is at 17:05 with the flight landing back at Seattle at 19:14.
Finally, from Portland the departure time is set for 10:10 with arrival in St Louis at 16:15. The return leaves St Louis at 16:45 and gets back to Portland at 19:07.
All times on the above services are based on local time zones.
The SkyWest E175s are configured with 76-seats with 12 in first class and 64 in coach. Onboard amenities include Alaska Beyond Delicious, featuring food and beverages sourced with items from iconic Pacific Northwest brands, and inflight internet access. By mid-July, the aircraft will also be equipped with Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which offers free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices. First class customers will also enjoy power outlets at each seat.