|Fares available for booking Dec. 24 between Salt Lake City and Boise, Las Vegas and San Francisco|
| 12/20/2013 5:04 a.m.
|SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines is adding daily flights to three more cities from Salt Lake City next summer, marking the latest in a series of route expansions. The carrier will begin flying nonstop from Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho, and Las Vegas on June 16 and between Salt Lake City and San Francisco on June 18. Special introductory sale fares on the new flights will be available for purchase Tuesday, Dec. 24, at www.alaskaair.com.
"Known for our award-winning service and low fares, we're pleased to offer travelers more opportunities to experience Alaska Airlines' unique service when they fly," said Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing. "These new flights are in addition to our previously announced service between Salt Lake City and Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, which also start next June. These additional flights will complement Alaska's strong network on the West Coast."
The airline will fly one daily roundtrip each between Salt Lake City and Boise and San Francisco, and two daily roundtrips between Salt Lake and Las Vegas. Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco allow travelers same-day connections to the airline's nonstop service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Alaska Airlines is offering its Mileage Plan members double miles on the new routes, which count toward status in the carrier's MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K elite-level programs. The threshold for Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan members to earn elite-level MVP status is only 20,000 miles — 5,000 fewer miles than most other airline frequent flier programs.
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To qualify for double elite-qualifying miles, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan and register at www.alaskaair.com by June 15, 2014. Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online. For more information and complete double mile rules*, visit www.alaskaair.com.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.
* Terms and conditions for double miles offer: Registration is required in order to receive double elite-qualifying miles. Registration must be completed on or prior to June 15, 2014. The double elite-qualifying miles offer is valid only on qualifying, paid nonstop flights from June 16 through Aug. 1, 2014, between Salt Lake City and Boise, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air. Flight miles must be credited to the traveler's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan™ account in order to earn double elite-qualifying miles. All travel must be completed by Aug. 1, 2014. This offer is not valid on free or award travel tickets. Double-elite qualifying miles will count toward Mileage Plan™ elite status. It will take four to six weeks for miles to be credited to the Mileage Plan™ account. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply. Offer subject to change without notice. Visit www.alaskaair.com for complete details.