MIAMI — Alaska Airlines is continuing to grow its presence in Seattle as the battle to win Seattle continues between Delta and Alaska.

Alaska will begin flying between Seattle and Nashville daily this September, and in October, it will commence one daily roundtrip flight between Seattle and Raleigh/Durham. The following month, Alaska will begin three weekly flights between Seattle and Charleston.

There will not be too much competition when it comes to these new flights; Southwest operates seasonal flights between Seattle and Nashville, but otherwise, Alaska will be the only carrier to fly direct to these cities from Seattle.

“Our loyal customers tell us they want new and exciting non-stop destinations, and we are listening,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “We’re pleased to be adding new non-stop service to three highly-requested business and leisure destinations not currently served nonstop from Seattle. Nonstop flights equate to shorter travel times and more convenience for our customers.”

Meanwhile, the latest Alaska route news continues the carrier’s push eastward; the airline pushed back at Delta when it announced that it would start flights between Seattle and New York JFK later this year.

Summary of New Service:


Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Sept 23 Seattle-Nashville 9:30 a.m. 4:05 p.m. Daily
Sept 23 Nashville-Seattle 5:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Daily


Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Oct 1 Seattle-Raleigh/Durham 8:40 a.m. 4:50 p.m. Daily
Oct 1 Raleigh/Durham-Seattle 5:50 p.m. 9:00 p.m. Daily


Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Nov 16 Seattle-Charleston 8:30 a.m. 4:50 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Nov 16 Charleston-Seattle 5:50 p.m. 9:10 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun