Alaska Airlines to launch 737-800 flights between Seattle and Cincinnati

Alaska Airlines will launch nonstop daily service between its Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA) base and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG) on Aug. 18.

CVG will become the 93rd destination Alaska serves nonstop from SEA. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the route will be operated with 159-seat Boeing 737-800s.

“For years we’ve heard from flyers and our corporate clients that they’d like Seattle’s hometown carrier to connect Cincinnati with the Puget Sound region,” Alaska Airlines managing director-capacity planning and alliances Brett Catlin said.

CVG CEO Candace McGraw said: “The new nonstop service from CVG to Seattle offers excellent schedule times and will enhance travel options for both business and leisure travelers in the tri-state region going to the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii and Alaska.”

Alaska Airlines noted passengers will be able to connect at SEA for flights to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Aaron Karp

Aaron Karp is a Contributing Editor to the Aviation Week Network.