Alaska Airlines to Open San Diego Base, Increase Flying
Alaska Airlines will open up a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1, 2013 to support increased flying. The airline plans to operate 24 departures per day from San Diego during the summer.
In March, Alaska will begin flying from San Diego to Boston and, in June, the airline will start operating flights from San Diego to Lihue, Kauai.
According to Alaska officials, 15% of the flight attendants who will fly out of SAN already live in the area and currently commute two hours or more to Los Angeles for work. The airline expects to have 150 to 200 flight attendants assigned to the base.
The base will be Alaska’s fifth and is expected to save the airline over $1 million in travel-related costs while also increasing its on-time performance for flights operating out of San Diego.
Alaska Airlines and its sister airline, Horizon Air, serve over 95 cities in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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