Nashville International Airport Welcomes Alaska Airlines to Music City
NASHVILLE ─ Nashville International Airport (BNA) today welcomes Alaska Airlines to Nashville. The airline will begin daily nonstop service to Seattle starting Sept. 23.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alaska Airlines to Nashville and Middle Tennessee,” Rob Wigington, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority president and CEO, said. “Year-round nonstop service to Seattle has been one of our top priorities, as part of a strategic effort to deliver nonstop service to major cities in the northwest U.S. MNAA is steadily working to bring additional nonstop flights and destinations that will continue to fuel Nashville's growth and economic prosperity. We look forward to introducing Alaska Airlines to the Nashville community and having them join the family of airlines serving Nashville and Middle Tennessee at BNA.”
“Our loyal customers tell us they want new and exciting nonstop destinations, and we are listening,” John Kirby, Alaska Airlines vice president of capacity planning, said. “We’re pleased to be adding new nonstop service to this business and leisure destination not currently served nonstop from Seattle. Nonstop flights equate to shorter travel times and more convenience for our customers.”
The daily schedule is as follows:
|Start Date||City Pair||Departs||Arrives||Frequency|
|Sept. 23||Seattle-Nashville||9:30am PST||4:05pm CST||Daily|
|Sept. 23||Nashville-Seattle||5:05 CST||8:20pm PST||Daily|
This announcement follows a string of recently announced new nonstop destinations for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), with support from the Nashville Air Service Coalition, by strategically targeting key destinations important to the Nashville business community and visitors, including Seattle. Other recent announcements include Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas Love Field, Atlantic City and Miami with connections to Cuba and Aruba.
MNAA formed the Nashville Air Service Coalition in early 2014, which is comprised of prominent Nashville and Middle Tennessee leaders who represent the area’s diverse industries including technology, music, automotive, education and healthcare, as well as local, state and federal government, economic development offices, chambers of commerce and hospitality and tourism organizations.
Alaska Airlines is the seventh largest U.S. airline and a major low cost carrier. Together with its partner regional airlines, Alaska Airlines serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Nashville International Airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the U.S., served a record 11 million passengers in 2014 and is breaking record passenger numbers every month. BNA is currently served by nine airlines and offers 390 daily arriving and departing flights with nonstop service to more than 50 destinations. Visit www.flynashville.com for more information.
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