LONDON – August 29 saw Alaska Airlines announce a new service between Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Glenn Columbus International Airport in Ohio.

This service will begin on March 7 next year and will be the only nonstop flight offered between the Pacific Northwest and Central Ohio. 

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It will be operated on a daily basis using the carrier’s Airbus A320. Departure will occur from Seattle at 0945 local with a 1715 local arrival time forecasted.

Alaska Airlines announces new daily nonstop service between Seattle and Columbus, Ohio. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

The return will depart Columbus an hour later at 1815 local before arriving back into Seattle for 2025 local. 

“Alaska Airlines continues to connect the West Coast with exciting new destinations across the country,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning and alliances at Alaska Airlines.

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“This new service to Columbus represents Alaska’s first destination in the Buckeye State, and our commitment to offer the most nonstop destinations from our hometown of Seattle”, he added.

“Columbus is thrilled to welcome Alaska Airlines to John Glenn International,” said Joseph R. Nardone, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

“With nonstop flights to Seattle, our business and leisure travelers gain even more access to the West Coast. We greatly appreciate Alaska’s investment in Ohio’s capital city and we look forward to welcoming their arrival in March”, he added.

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In all, this is another substantial investment by Alaska. With Ohio being the 14th largest city in the nation, there is a significant catchment area for the carrier to attract to Seattle. 

Columbus becomes Alaska’s 90th nonstop destination from Seattle this Spring. The carrier carries 44 million passengers per year to 115 destinations across the U.S, Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica overall.