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New Nonstop from Boise to San Diego

6/27/2013

Contact:           Patti Miller, Marketing & Communications, 208-599-5526
                        Alaska Airlines Media Relations, 206-392-5101

Date:                June 27, 2013

For Immediate Release

Alaska Airlines Launching New San Diego Service
Jet Nonstop from Boise Airport

Alaska Airlines announced today that the airline will begin new daily service between San Diego and Boise, Idaho, starting November 1st, 2013.

“Boise residents will benefit from easy access to two, sun-filled destinations with the airline’s new San Diego service. In addition to San Diego itself, the daily flights are also timed for easy connections on Alaska Airlines’ flights to Los Cabos, Mexico,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing.

“As a geographically isolated community, Boise depends on air service for business as well as vacation travel,” said David H. Bieter, Mayor of Boise. “Alaska Airlines’ new direct flight to San Diego is going to make sun lovers and skiers very happy, but it also opens up wonderful new possibilities for economic development.”

Schedule for new San Diego service:
Start date         Route                           Departs            Arrives             Frequency
Nov.1               Boise-San Diego           10:20 a.m.         11:25 a.m.         Daily
Nov.1               San Diego-Boise           5:35 p.m.          8:40 p.m.          Daily

To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory fares starting from $99* each way between San Diego and Boise. Tickets must be purchased by July 4 and can be used for travel between San Diego and Boise from Nov.1 through Jan. 31, 2014.

SkyWest Airlines will operate the new San Diego-Boise flights for Alaska using a 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jet. Customers flying on flights operated by Horizon and SkyWest can enjoy free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, A la Cart planeside baggage service, and complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews for passengers 21 years and older.

*Some restrictions apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules.

Note to media: Alaska has provided high-definition b-roll of Alaska Airlines aircraft in operation available for download at http://youtu.be/EYd7DKdqeSs. Photos are also available in the carrier's online image gallery at http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom/ASNews/photos.asp .

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BOISE AIRPORT (BOI) is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Boise general funds are used to operate the Airport. BOI is served by 6 airlines which offer daily service to 16 non-stop cities. In 2012, more than 2.8 million passengers traveled through Boise Airport.

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