Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Nonstop Bellingham-Las Vegas Service

BELLINGHAM, Wash. , June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today will inaugurate nonstop, year-round service between Bellingham, Wash. , and Las Vegas . The thrice-weekly service between the two cities will expand to include a fourth weekly flight starting Aug. 3 .

"The addition of Bellingham - Las Vegas nonstop service gives our customers another convenient alternative for traveling between the Pacific Northwest and the Lower Mainland of British Columbia and the popular destination of Las Vegas," said Steve Jarvis , Alaska's vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience.

The new two-hour, 30-minute flights will depart Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from Bellingham International Airport at 5:35 p.m. Pacific time and arrive at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas at 8:05 p.m. Central time . Return flights will depart Las Vegas at 2 p.m. Central time , arriving in Bellingham at 4:35 p.m. Pacific time . A fourth weekly flight will depart Mondays beginning Aug. 3 .

The airline will use fuel-efficient Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the route, seating 12 passengers in first class and 112 in the main cabin.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air customers receive a variety of amenities at no extra charge, including online reservations, advance seat selection, and complimentary inflight water, soft drinks, coffee, tea and snacks.

Travelers can earn double Mileage Plan miles on the new flights from June 25 through July 31, 2009 . To qualify, customers must first register at

Las Vegas packages that conveniently bundle air travel, hotel accommodations and other options (such as rental car and show tickets) are available through Alaska Airlines Vacations by calling (800) 468-2248 (TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228) or online at

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska , the Lower 48, Hawaii , Canada and Mexico . For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

SOURCE Alaska Airlines