We’re getting bigger in Texas. Howdy, El Paso!

We’re galloping to the West Texas city of El Paso.

Starting today, Feb. 19, we have daily nonstop flights between Seattle and El Paso, and between El Paso and San Diego.

El Paso is a new destination for Alaska Airlines. It’s our 90th nonstop destination from Seattle, our largest hub. From San Diego, El Paso is our 31st nonstop destination and our third nonstop destination in Texas, joining Austin and Dallas Love Field.

With the most nonstops from the West Coast, we’re proud to add another popular city to where we fly.

“We’ve considered adding El Paso as a new destination for some time,” said Nicholas Haan, Alaska Airlines director of network planning. “We’re very pleased to be able to connect two of our West Coast gateway cities – Seattle and San Diego – to such a vibrant Texas city, and further share our low fares and great customer service we’re known for.”

El Paso has a rich, multicultural history, beautiful landscapes, great food and, increasingly, a strategically located base for manufacturing and innovation.

Alaska is the only airline providing nonstop flights between Seattle and El Paso. The easier, more convenient connection between the cities will help improve the travel time for employees who commute between Western Washington and West Texas – two regions with significant industry and business ties.

El Paso is currently the largest underserved market from Seattle within the range of our Embraer 175 jets. The aircraft is a perfect fit for this route, which will be flown by Horizon Air. It has three cabin classes – including an exceptional first class, and premium class with complimentary cocktails, wine and beer plus extra legroom.

Here’s look at the flight schedule:

Route Departs Arrives Frequency  


Seattle – El Paso 7:45 a.m. 11:47 a.m. Daily E175
El Paso – Seattle 5:55 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Daily E175
El Paso – San Diego 12:50 p.m. 1:40 p.m. Daily E175
San Diego – El Paso 2:25 p.m. 5:10 p.m. Daily E175

Visit alaskaair.com to get your tickets to El Paso. Happy trails, and happy flying.

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20 comments on "We’re getting bigger in Texas. Howdy, El Paso!"

    • We’ll be starting service between Paine Field and Las Vegas next week. If you’re headed to the Seattle area, Paine Field is our brand new terminal on the north end.

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  2. GREAT NEWS!! Now if one day we can get a direct flight out of PHX to SAN or IAH OR ELP that would be awesome! #justwishfulthinking 🙂

  3. There are also nonstops from Seattle to Houston and Seattle to San Antonio. So would El Paso be the fifth nonstop destination in Texas now?

  4. I am excited to see Alaska growing and spreading our wings! I would love to see some flights into destinations like Iowa!

  5. Are you planning on flying out of Paine Field, Everett, WA?


  6. I would LOVE if Alaska began to offer double miles towards elite status for new destinations again. Its one of the special benefits that made Alaska unique and stand out as a first class company!

  7. Yahoo! Very pleased with this expanded market. This opens skiing in Rio Doso and White Sands.. a truly amazing place to explore. Dr. D

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