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Alaska Airlines Announces Oklahoma City as its Newest Destination

December 17, 2014
Alaska Airlines Announces Oklahoma City as its Newest Destination
Oklahomans will soon see smiling Eskimos greeting travelers at Will Rogers
World Airport.  Alaska Airlines, with its iconic smiling Eskimo on the
tail of its planes, announced today that it will begin daily nonstop service
between WRWA and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on July 1, 2015. 
The west coast airline is the seventh-largest carrier in the U.S. and is new to
Oklahoma City. 
“This is a very exciting announcement
for the Oklahoma City market,” says Mark Kranenburg, Director of
Airports.  “Alaska Airlines has been high on our list of targeted airlines
for several years.  Not only will Alaska bring great travel opportunities
for our customers, they also bring their excellent reputation for innovation
and customer service.”
Oklahoma City’s thriving energy and aerospace sectors were factors in the airline’s decision to fly to OKC, along
with a growing leisure market to the Pacific Northwest and the numerous Alaska
Airlines destinations.
Alaska Airlines will begin service with one daily, nonstop flight utilizing a 76-seat Embraer 175 jet.  The new
jet will have lots of room, Inflight WiFi and entertainment, and a first class
cabin with power in the seats.
The daily flights are open for sale through, Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522 or through travel agencies.
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Will Rogers World Airport is Oklahoma City’s commercial airport and accommodates over three and a half million
travelers each year.  The airport will now serve 22 nonstop airports with an average of 75 daily departures.  Will Rogers World Airport is owned by the
City of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City Airport Trust oversees the management
and operation of the airport.