Alaska Airlines to add another Pittsburgh-Seattle flight |

Alaska Airlines to add another Pittsburgh-Seattle flight

Paul Guggenheimer

Alaska Airlines is planning to add a second daily flight between Pittsburgh and Seattle starting in May.

“We want to capitalize on the growing tech connection between the West Coast and Pittsburgh,” said Alaska Airlines spokesman Ray Lane. “We’ll take a close look to see how the second flight performs in the peak summer season.”

The new daily flight is scheduled to start on May 21 and run through Sept. 8, with a 10:45 p.m. PST departure from Seattle and 6:30 a.m. EST arrival in Pittsburgh.

The return flight from Pittsburgh to Seattle will depart daily at 8 a.m. local time and arrive in Seattle at 10:20 a.m. according to Alaska Airlines.

“We’ve been focused on a West Coast strategy since I arrived here nearly five years ago, and Alaska Airlines is a great partner that’s been a key part of that,” Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis told Pittsburgh International Airport’s BlueSky news service.

“We’re really pleased to see double daily flights to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles next summer,” Cassotis said. “These are strong and growing markets with connections to many business and leisure travelers.”

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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