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8/31/2012 - Orlando's Largest Unserved Market Opens to Business and Leisure Travel in October


ORLANDO, FL. – Starting October 11th, Alaska Airlines begins service to San Diego, California from Orlando International Airport. The new five day per week service is projected to have a $30.4 million economic impact on the Central Florida region.

“Alaska Airlines’ decision to provide non-stop service between San Diego and Orlando will provide much welcomed, bi-coastal access for a number of key business partners in both regions. This type of investment strengthens economic, leisure and cultural bonds between our two communities,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

Summary of new service:

Start Date

October 11, 2012

October 12, 2012

City Pair

San Diego-Orlando

Orlando-San Diego


10:35 p.m.

8:05 a.m.


6:00 a.m.

10:35 a.m.


Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun

Alaska Airlines will fly Boeing 737-800 aircraft capable of accommodating 157 passengers. This non-stop service will also provide an excellent connection opportunity for passengers looking to travel to Honolulu, Hawaii from Orlando.


For more information, contact Carolyn Fennell or Rod Johnson in the Office of Public Affairs at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at 407-825-2055.

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