Alaska Airlines expands oneworld partnership with new int’l flights

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San Francisco– Alaska Airlines has announced plans of new non-stop international flights by next summer from the US West Coast hubs to airports with its one-world member airlines.

According to Alaska Airlines, British Airways will begin non-stop service from Portland to London’s Heathrow five days a week starting June 3, 2022, Xinhua news agency reported.

The flight becomes the sixth British Airways service to London from the West Coast cities, joining Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.

Finnair, the largest airline of Finland, announced last week its new non-stop flight between Seattle and Helsinki that’s scheduled for service three days a week beginning June 1.

Finnair’s non-stop to Seattle joins its existing service to the Finnish capital from Los Angeles. The Finland flag carrier will also increase its Los Angeles-Stockholm service to four non-stop flights a week beginning May 1.

By summer 2022, Alaska’s oneworld partners will offer more than 100 non-stop flights every week from the West Coast to Europe, including non-stop service to London, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm and Helsinki, Alaska Airlines said.

“By deepening our partnerships with oneworld alliance members, we’re providing exciting travel opportunities to Europe and beyond,” said Nat Pieper, Senior Vice President of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines.

“Since joining oneworld in March, Alaska Airlines has positioned oneworld as the leading alliance on the West Coast,” said Rob Gurney, Oneworld CEO.

“With the new oneworld member airline flights to Europe and extensive connections at Alaska’s hubs, the possibilities are endless for customers planning that long-awaited trip to Europe.” (IANS)

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