Alaska Airways provides new route from Seattle to Toronto

Alaska Airways is making just a few modifications to its route map within the coming months, together with the addition of 1 path to Canada and the subtraction of one other between two main tech hubs.

Beginning later this spring, the Seattle-based service will add a brand new Canadian metropolis — and the nation’s busiest airport — to its route map. On Could 16, Alaska will start every day nonstop flights between its Seattle-Tacoma Worldwide Airport (SEA) base and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ).

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New Seattle-to-Toronto route


Toronto would be the sixth Canadian metropolis served by Alaska. The airline presently flies to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, in addition to Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia.

With the addition of Toronto, here is what Alaska’s route map between the U.S. and Canada will seem like as of June, as displayed by aviation analytics agency Cirium.


Alaska will fly its Seattle-to-Toronto route with its Boeing 737-900 plane, the most typical plane in its fleet.

The airline cited Toronto’s prominence as a leisure and enterprise vacation spot in asserting the information.

It is value noting that the service has strengthened its ties to Canada in latest months, particularly when contemplating its new partnership with Porter Airways, a smaller Canadian service.

By the tip of this month, Porter may have two of its personal routes between Toronto and key West Coast working bases for Alaska. These will assist feed into a brand new interline settlement between the 2 airways — permitting prospects to guide sure itineraries that includes seamless connections between Alaska and Porter. Alaska Airways Mileage Plan members may also earn miles on sure Porter flights as a part of the tie-up.

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Here is how the schedule seems to be for the brand new route that begins Could 16:

  • SEA-YYZ: Depart at 7 a.m. PDT and arrive at 2:40 p.m. EDT
  • YYZ-SEA: Depart at 3:40 p.m. PDT and arrive at 5:55 p.m. PDT

Austin-to-San Jose, California, route ends

In asserting the brand new route, Alaska additionally filed plans this weekend to get rid of one other.

As of March 7, the service will get rid of its route between Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Worldwide Airport (SJC) and Austin-Bergstrom Worldwide Airport (AUS).

The transfer is a part of a call by the airline to focus its Austin flying from the Bay Space out of San Francisco Worldwide Airport (SFO), a spokesperson informed TPG.

This route elimination comes as Austin has seen some constructive and unfavorable motion with routes in latest months, together with Virgin Atlantic and American Airways scaling again operations and Delta Air Traces including Austin capability.

Within the second quarter of this yr, Austin is scheduled for a slight dip within the variety of departing flights in comparison with final yr, based on information from Cirium. Nonetheless, airways will nonetheless supply barely extra seats versus that very same interval in 2023.

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