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10/12/2012 - Orlando International Airport Welcomes Alaska Airlines Service to San Diego

 

ORLANDO, FL. – Alaska Airlines has new non-stop service between Orlando and San Diego. The new service fills a need for Orlando International Airport (MCO). With this route MCO is the only airport in Florida to offer non-stop service to San Diego.

“Until now, San Diego had been our largest underserved domestic market. But thanks to Alaska Airlines and today’s inaugural flight, we now have a direct link connecting this vital market to our world-class attractions and emerging medical industry,” says Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA).

 
GOAA Executive Director Phil Brown helps Alaska Airlines Station Manager Beverly Lewis, the Alaska Airlines flight crew and SeaWorld Orlando President Terry Prather cut the ribbon to help launch the new service
 
GOAA Executive Director Phil Brown helps Alaska Airlines Station Manager Beverly Lewis, the Alaska Airlines flight crew and SeaWorld Orlando President Terry Prather cut the ribbon to help launch the new service
 

GOAA Executive Director Phil Brown helps Alaska Airlines Station Manager Beverly Lewis,
the Alaska Airlines flight crew and SeaWorld Orlando President Terry Prather cut the ribbon to help launch the new service

The new route was applauded and welcomed by local business leaders including SeaWorld Orlando President Terry Prather who will now have direct air service linking the East and West coasts and two SeaWorld theme parks.

The new service operates five days a week. Alaska Airlines will service the route with a Boeing 737-800 capable of accommodating 16 first-class passengers and 141 in the main cabin.

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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 or Bobbie Egan at Alaska Airlines at 206-392-5101.

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