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Alaska Airlines to connect Seattle and Cleveland with nonstop flight starting in June 2022

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will launch flights on a new route between its hub Seattle and Cleveland, Ohio in June 2022.

Starting 16th June 2022, Alaska Airlines will start a daily flight between Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Seattle-Cleveland
  • Departure time: 09:50
  • Arrival time: 17:15
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: AS216
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Cleveland-Seattle
  • Departure time: 18:25
  • Arrival time: 20:30
  • Flight time: 5 hours and 05 minutes
  • Flight number: AS601
  • Frequency: Daily

These flights will be operated by a Boeing B737 aircraft.

Brett Catlin, Vice President of Network and Alliances, Alaska Airlines, said:

Ohio is an economic powerhouse with a vibrant cultural and corporate scene that’s underserved and primed for growth as we emerge from the pandemic. Adding Cleveland to our network furthers our investment in the Buckeye State while adding an important nonstop link between Northeast Ohio and the Puget Sound.

On the same date i.e. 16th June 2022, Alaska will also add a second daily roundtrip flight between Seattle and both Cincinnati and Columbus. Next summer, the airline is presently scheduled to be the only airline connecting Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus with nonstop service to the West Coast. Alaska is also set to have the most flights between the West Coast and Ohio.

Robert Kennedy, Director of Airports, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said:

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is delighted to welcome Alaska Airlines to the city of Rock and Roll. They will provide nonstop service to Seattle, our top unserved destination. Alaska Airlines has been recognized by J. D. Power over the past decade for their award-winning customer service. We’re proud to join the Alaska Airlines family of cities served.

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Mike DeWine, Governor, Ohio, said:

Expanding air service is critical to growing our economy and linking Ohio to the world. Alaska Airline’s decision to choose Cleveland for nonstop service to Seattle will connect Northeast Ohio’s financial services sector, healthcare systems and tech industries to markets on the West Coast and Asia, while also giving the West Coast easier opportunities to do business in Northeast Ohio.

To further encourage economic development in Ohio, Alaska has partnered with JobsOhio “to increase its service and commitment to the state”.

J.P. Nauseef, President and CEO, JobsOhio, said:

One reason JobsOhio’s Air Service Restoration program was established was to connect Ohio’sdiverse industries to rapidly growing markets. Alaska Airline’s new service from Cleveland to Seattle not only provides nonstop flights to and from the West Coast but also a quicker connection to growing markets in Asia, both of which support Ohio as America’s leader for re-shoring open and secure supply chains.

For visitors, Cleveland is home to the world-class Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Greater Cleveland Aquarium and, nearby, the famous Cedar Point amusement park along the shores of Lake Erie, to name a few places to check out. Alaska Airlines first launched service to Ohio with its Seattle to Columbus flight in March 2019. In May 2021, the carrier began serving Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Seattle.

Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines recently announced flights from Boise to Idaho Falls and Las Vegas.

Featured image by Alaska Airlines

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