Alaska Airlines Expanding at Fresno Yosemite International Airport with New Service to Los Angeles

Fresno, CA (June 9, 2020) – Alaska Airlines plans to launch twice-daily nonstop flights between Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting September 1, 2020. The addition of Los Angeles service expands the airline’s intrastate connectivity between the Central Valley and Southern California including San Diego. Other markets offered by Alaska Airlines to Portland, Seattle and now Los Angeles increases access from FAT to the airline’s West Coast hubs.

“Alaska Airlines’ introduction of a new route is encouraging news and reflects our airline partner’s commitment to restoring air service in the communities they serve,” said Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle.  “As the Central Valley’s economy begins to recover, we commend Alaska Airlines for having the confidence in our market by growing their presence in Fresno and for helping the Airport to contribute positively to the region’s recovery and long-term economic outlook.”

“We’re looking forward to beginning our new service between Fresno and Los Angeles, and providing our guests with a new option from the San Joaquin Valley to Southern California,” said Michael Britman, Alaska Airlines’ director of network planning. “We’ve seen positive performance in our secondary, intra-California markets including our other flights to Fresno, and we’re eager to also see this flight do well.”

Alaska Airlines brings a third airline option between Fresno (FAT) and Los Angeles (LAX).  LAX flight bookings on Alaska Airlines for September 2020 and beyond are now available at https://www.alaskaair.com/ .  Service between FAT and LAX will operate as follows:

 

  Departs Arrives Frequency
Fresno – Los Angeles 7:30 a.m. 8:40 a.m. Daily
Los Angeles - Fresno 12:05 p.m. 1:15 p.m. Daily
Fresno – Los Angeles 2:00 p.m. 3:10 p.m. Daily
Los Angeles – Fresno 7:55 p.m. 9:05 p.m. Daily

 

Fresno Yosemite International Airport - Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) is the largest driver in economic activity in the Central San Joaquin Valley with $928 million of annual economic activity and 10,800 direct, induced and indirect jobs. Domestic and international carriers serving FAT offer Valley travelers daily nonstop flights to Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Guadalajara, León, and Morelia, Mexico.

Fresno Yosemite International Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Fresno general funds are used to operate Fresno Yosemite International Airport or Fresno Chandler Executive Airport.

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