LONDON – Alaska Airlines has this week (Sept 6) inaugurated their new non-stop service between Seattle and Pittsburgh. 

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh International Airport. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

This new service is currently the only nonstop flight offered from Seattle to Pittsburgh, meaning a monopolizing effect in that area of the market.

John Kirby, VP of Capacity Planning at Alaska Airlines commented on this milestone for the airline.

READ MORE: Alaska Airlines Announces Seattle-Columbus Service

“We are excited to start our new daily non-stop from Seattle to Pittsburgh as we’ve seen strong demand since the route was announced in late 2017.

As Seattle’s hometown airline, we continue to invest in new destinations to ensure we are meeting the needs of our loyal and valued Emerald City guests.”

Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority also commented on this milestone.

Photo Credit: Pittsburgh International Airport. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

“The arrival of Alaska Airlines with year-round daily service to Seattle is a major win for Western Pennsylvania.

This carrier is the right fit for our market given the close economic ties we have with the West Coast.

We’re excited to offer more options for our passengers who have been asking for this service.”

READ MORE: British Airways Data Breach Affects 380,000 People

The service operates on a daily basis using their Boeing 737-900ER aircraft.

The 737-700 also offers 112 seats in Economy featuring a 3-3 configuration overall.

The flight departs Seattle at 0800 local and arrives into Pittsburgh for 1553 local.

The return then departs at 1700 local before arriving back into Seattle for 1903 local. 

READ MORE: WOW Air Announces UK-Orlando Routes

For Alaska, this begins the market share between Seattle and Pittsburgh, with Alaska currently holding 100% due to their non-stop services. 

It will be interesting to see how the route does as well as whether any other competitors will decide to operate that route too.