Friday, December 20, 2013 12:00 AM
MSN Money, Dec. 20, 2013 -- Alaska Airlines is adding daily flights to three more cities from Salt Lake City next summer, marking the latest in a series of route expansions. The carrier will begin flying nonstop from Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho, and Las Vegas on June 16 and between Salt Lake City and San Francisco on June 18. Special introductory sale fares on the new flights will be available for purchase Tuesday, Dec. 24, at www.alaskaair.com.
"Known for our award-winning service and low fares, we're pleased to offer travelers more opportunities to experience Alaska Airlines' unique service when they fly," said Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing. "These new flights are in addition to our previously announced service between Salt Lake City and Portland, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Jose, which also start next June. These additional flights will complement Alaska's strong network on the West Coast."
The airline will fly one daily roundtrip each between Salt Lake City and Boise and San Francisco, and two daily roundtrips between Salt Lake and Las Vegas. Flights from Salt Lake City to San Francisco allow travelers same-day connections to the airline's nonstop service to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Alaska Airlines is offering its Mileage Plan members double miles on the new routes, which count toward status in the carrier's MVP, MVP Gold and MVP Gold 75K elite-level programs. The threshold for Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan members to earn elite-level MVP status is only 20,000 miles — 5,000 fewer miles than most other airline frequent flier programs.