Nonstop flights to Seattle by Alaska Airlines expands access between West Coast and Columbus Region

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COLUMBUS – Alaska Airlines today announced its arrival at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) on March 7 when it launches daily nonstop service to Seattle, a city with strong business ties to the growing Columbus Region.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Alaska Airlines to John Glenn International,” said Columbus Regional Airport Authority President & CEO Joseph R. Nardone. “Securing nonstop flights to Seattle has been a top priority for us to better serve the increasing volume of passengers traveling between Columbus and Seattle. Now, thanks to Alaska, these passengers can save valuable time while experiencing the airline’s friendly and relaxed style.”

“Alaska Airlines is excited to bring our award-winning service to Central Ohio, and welcome new guests in and around Columbus who will travel with us for the first time,” said John Kirby, Vice President of Capacity Planning and Alliances at Alaska Airlines.

“With nonstop service to our main hub in Seattle, our passengers can connect to more than 900 destinations around the world with our Global Partners.”

One of the most popular U.S. West Coast air carriers, Alaska is bringing nonstop Seattle service to Columbus – its first Ohio location – at a time when business ties between the two regions are flourishing.

“The Columbus business community welcomes Alaska Airlines to the list of major West Coast firms investing in our region,” said Kenny McDonald, President and CEO of the region’s economic development organization, Columbus 2020. “Recent expansions in Central Ohio by Seattle-area businesses such as Amazon, zulily and SK Food Group underscore the value of Alaska’s nonstop flights between Seattle and Columbus. This service will be a valuable selling point for future business growth in the area.”

Seattle flights from Columbus are available for booking at where information about Alaska’s Mileage Plan™, Global Partners and corporate travel programs can also be found.

Flight details

• Daily nonstop service between Columbus (CMH) and Seattle (SEA) by Alaska Airlines begins March 7, 2019, which coincides with The Ohio State University and other spring break schedules.
• This nonstop flight can save an average of 3 hours one-way compared to the time required for a connecting flight.
• Aircraft: Airbus A320

About John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)
Centrally located in Ohio and serving the nation’s 14th largest city, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) now offers over 150 daily departures to 40 destinations thanks to nine airlines and one tour operator. The airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2017 and is on track for a record-breaking 2018 following the busiest first half in airport history. Operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, John Glenn International is an economic driver in the region, contributing $3.7 billion in total output, 33,464 jobs and $1.1 billion payroll. For more information, visit or contact Angie Tabor, Sr. Manager of Enterprise Communications, at 614-239-4081. – EN