Service to the west coast from Fort Myers International Airport begins in November.
FORT MYERS — Alaska Airlines will begin service at Fort Myers International Airport later this year, bringing the first nonstop flights to Los Angeles and Seattle.
The flights, to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) will operate four times weekly on a 737 aircraft, according to a statement. Service begins Nov. 20, the release adds.
“We will be extremely pleased to welcome Alaska Airlines to Southwest Florida International Airport this fall. Not only is it exciting to have a new air carrier in our market, but they will offer flights for the first time from RSW to Los Angeles and Seattle,” says Ben Siegel, acting executive director for the Lee County Port Authority, in the statement. “These flights give our community something they have wanted for a long time, nonstop service to the west coast of the United States.”
Alaska Air is also adding a daily nonstop flight from Tampa to Los Angeles, which it already serves. "LAX is one of Alaska's important hub markets and continues to offer valuable opportunities for selective expansion," said Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines managing director of capacity planning and alliances, in a separate statement. "The addition of these 12 new routes from LAX along with our upcoming membership in the oneworld alliance sets the stage for future growth."