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Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas.
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Alaska Airlines Is Launching Nonstop Flights to The Bahamas 

By: Alexander Britell - June 27, 2023

Fresh off the news that JetBlue would be launching its first-ever flights between Los Angeles and Nassau, another airline is planning to introduce flights between the West Coast and The Bahamas. 

In another significant addition for Nassau Paradise Island, Alaska Airlines will be kicking off seasonal nonstop flights to The Bahamas beginning in December. 

Between Dec. 14 and April 10, 2024, Alaska will be operating nonstop flights from both Los Angeles International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. 

“With increased visitation to Nassau Paradise Island from the West Coast, we are thrilled to offer even more options for travelers to reach our shores,” said Joy Jibrilu, CEO of the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board. “This is the first-ever flight to the Bahamas from Alaska Airlines, and we look forward to growing our partnership to meet the demand for our authentic Bahamian hospitality, picture-perfect beaches and award-winning accommodations.”

The West Coast is growing in import as a source market for Caribbean travel; more carriers are looking to tap into destinations like Colorado and California, from Frontier Airlines, which continues to add flights from Denver, to Cayman Airways, which launched historic flights between Los Angeles and Grand Cayman last November. 

For its part, Alaska Airlines helped spur the new trend with its first-ever flights to the Caribbean hotspot of Belize back in 2021.

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The views from the Graycliff Sky Lounge in Nassau.

Alaska Airlines will operate Los Angeles-Nassau flights four times per week, and Seattle-Nassau flights three times each week. 

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The Margaritaville Beach Resort in Nassau.

“We’re excited to add a ‘new dot’ to our route map and believe our guests will appreciate the convenience of nonstop service to the Bahamas this winter,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines. “Whether our guests choose to stay in Nassau, or venture to the outer islands, the pristine beaches and crystal clear waters of the Bahamas await.”

For more, visit Nassau Paradise Island

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