Alaska Airlines bulks up service on crowded SEA-SFO route

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Alaska Airlines’ latest move to bulk up its Seattle to San Francisco route means the city-pair will be flooded with 135 daily weekday flights among three carriers starting in July.

Alaska will add two daily weekday flights to its existing eight on the route starting 7 July.

The Seattle-based carrier is the latest carrier to add to its schedule on the city pair.

Virgin America is also adding four flights to its existing six frequencies effective 26 June.

Meanwhile, United Airlines offers seven daily nonstops between the cities, schedules in Innovata show.

Alaska’s latest flights follow the airline’s 27 April launch of its California focused schedule: flights departing on the hour or on the half-hour on routes between Seattle and six California markets.

Alaska flies 157-seat Boeing 737-800s between Seattle and San Francisco and Virgin America uses a 149-seat Airbus A320s on the route, according to Innovata.