Alaska Airlines to add first nonstop flights from San Diego to Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Alaska Airlines plans to launch new nonstop service between San Diego and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, Colorado, beginning December 17, 2016 and running through March 26, 2017, the company said.

This represents an expansion of service beyond the nonstop flights operated between Seattle and Hayden/Steamboat Springs, and is intended to accommodate the popularity of the area´s ski resort. In addition, it adds yet another winter resort destination for San Diegans and complements existing nonstop service to popular resorts including California´s Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort and other resorts near Salt Lake City.

Alaska will fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through its network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.