- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Alaska Airlines plans to start flights between Wichita and Seattle next spring.

The airline announced Wednesday that the first non-stop flight would be April 13. The airline will use 76-seat Embraer E175 regional jets on the Wichita-Seattle route. Those airplanes will be operated by SkyWest Airlines.

Alaska Airlines also announced Wednesday that it plans a new non-stop service from Wichita to Indianapolis beginning May 11.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/2awcMS2 ) Alaska Airlines, based in Seattle, has been aggressively expanding it service to new cities and now flies to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights in the U.S. It also flies to Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

The airline also is in the process of acquiring smaller carrier Virgin America.


Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com



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