Starting in June a new airline will be taking off from Philadelphia International Airport.
Alaska Airlines starts non-stop service between Philly and their hub in Seattle (don’t ask us why Alaska Air is based in Washington State) on June 11, the airline announced Tuesday.
“Philadelphia is one of the largest cities we don’t currently serve from Seattle…” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “We’re excited to be bringing our award-winning customer service to the ‘City of Brotherly Love.’”
The new service from J.D. Power and Associates’ No. 1 airline for customer satisfaction four years running could also give an economic boom to the region.
“Philadelphia International Airport has again delivered with the start of service by a new airline,” said Mayor Michael Nutter. “We welcome Alaska Airlines to Philadelphia, and I am proud that we can offer even more choices for travelers. This new West Coast service is great for our economy and shows that Philadelphia is the place to do business.”
And with that west coast service is coming a special deal. From June 11 to July 11, non-stop service from Philly to Seattle is $190 each way if you book before Monday.