PORTLAND, OR (July 30, 2014) – SeaPort Airlines, Inc. announced today that it will increase its presence in Southern California with the introduction of nonstop flights between Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) and San Diego International Airport (SAN) beginning on October 1, 2014.
The carrier will initially offer four roundtrips each weekday on the new route, one roundtrip on Saturday, and two roundtrips on Sunday. All flights will be operated with SeaPort’s Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft and are scheduled for 65 minutes from gate to gate.
“We’ve been extremely pleased with the market response to our new service in Southern California launched nearly a year ago,” said Rob McKinney, president of SeaPort Airlines. “Since then, our customers have been asking us to offer frequent and affordable flights on important commuter routes, with service between San Diego and the Los Angeles area key among them.”
Flights on the Burbank – San Diego route will be timed to allow connections with SeaPort’s proposed new service between San Diego – San Felipe (Baja California, Mexico). Subject to receipt of necessary approvals from the United States and Mexico governments, SeaPort plans to offer four weekly roundtrips on the route beginning on or around November 1, 2014.
“We’re excited that San Diegans will have another convenient option to access downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood-area without the challenges of auto traffic,” said Thella F. Bowens, President/CEO of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. “With several roundtrip flights a day, business travelers can save time when commuting between San Diego and Burbank within the same day.”
“We couldn’t be happier that SeaPort Airlines is bringing San Diego service back to Burbank, and we’re confident that travelers will feel the same way. Burbank-San Diego was a popular route for decades, and it is a great fit at Burbank Bob Hope Airport as well as a key enhancement to SeaPort’s presence in Southern California,” said Bob Hope Airport Executive Director Dan Feger.
To introduce the new service, SeaPort Airlines is offering an introductory fare of $77.50 each way, including taxes and fees, for travel during October. The number of seats available at the introductory fare is limited and tickets must be purchased by September 15, 2014. Once purchased, introductory fare tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable. Flights are available for sale today at www.SeaPortAirlines.com and through major online travel sites.
Flights schedules for the new service are shown below:
Schedules and fares are subject to change without notice and the most up-to-date information is always available at www.SeaPortAirlines.com.
About SeaPort Airlines, Inc.
As of July 2014, SeaPort Airlines, Inc. operates an average of 140 daily scheduled flights to 23 cities in 9 states, including operations in Southeast Alaska branded as “Wings of Alaska.” The carrier has submitted proposals to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Tupelo and Greenville, Mississippi; Muscle Shoals, Alabama; and Merced and Visalia, California. As noted, the carrier has applied for authority to begin service between San Diego and San Felipe, Mexico in November 2014.
During March 2014, SeaPort Airlines became the first airline in North America to be hosted on the Amadeus Altea reservation platform. Customers can make reservations by calling 888-573-2767, at www.SeaPortAirlines.com, or through all major GDSs. The company has an interline ticketing and baggage agreement with Alaska Airlines, will announce a second agreement with another U.S. carrier shortly, and is working to establish additional agreements with both U.S. and international carriers.
To find out more about SeaPort Airlines, Inc. please visit www.SeaPortAirlines.com.
Claire James Rebecca Bloomfield
SeaPort Airlines, Inc. San Diego Co. Regional Airport Authority
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