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Alaska Airlines’ California growth continues, adding six new nonstop routes from San Diego

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Alaska is the fastest-growing airline in San Diego with 40 daily departures to 28 destinations

Update: Previous version of news release issued contained an incorrect start date for San Diego-Omaha route.

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Alaska Airlines today announced increased investment in Southern California by adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport. New nonstop service includes daily flights to Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Omaha, Nebraska; and St. Louis. By late August, Alaska will fly 40 daily departures to 28 destinations from San Diego, including the most nonstop flights to Mexico and Hawaii.

Alaska is quickly establishing itself as the go-to airline for people on the West Coast. Today’s news comes on the heels of Alaska’s announcement last week adding 13 nonstop routes from the Bay Area – the single largest announcement in company history.

“Alaska Airlines has grown more than any other carrier in San Diego over the last five years, with the addition of 18 nonstop destinations and nearly twice as many departing seats,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines. “We want to thank Airport Authority President and CEO Thella Bowens and her terrific team for their partnership. Without Thella’s strong leadership and support over the years, our growth wouldn’t have been possible.”

The new flights build on previously announced routes, which include daily nonstop flights between San Diego and Baltimore starting today, three-times-daily service between San Diego and Sacramento starting tomorrow, and daily service between San Diego and Mexico City. Flight schedules for Mexico City will be announced in the coming months, pending government approval.

From San Diego, guests can make convenient connections to Tokyo and London, served by partner carriers Japan Airlines and British Airways, while enjoying the benefits of Alaska’s award-winning customer service and loyalty program. Keep Reading

TODAY IN HISTORY FOR FEBRUARY 2ND

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Highlights of this day in history include: World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad ends; Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda; author James Joyce born; dancer-actor-choreographer Gene Kelly dies; punk rocker Sid Vicious dies.
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BREAKING TODAY IN #HISTORY FOR FEBRUARY 1ST Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy

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 Highlights of this day in history include: the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran, ending years of exile; actor Clark Gable born.
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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 31ST US Launches First Satellite Into Orbit and More

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Highlights of Today in History: US launches first satellite into orbit; Libyan intelligence officer convicted of Pan Am 103 bombing; US Soldier executed for desertion during World War II; Norman Mailer born; Franz Schubert born.

January 31, 1958:

America enters the Space Age, successfully launching its first satellite into orbit: Explorer One.

It happens just months after the Soviet Union launches Sputnik — the very first satellite into orbit.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 25TH Charles Manson – Alicia Keys And More

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Highlights of Today in History: Iran-held hostages released, Charles Manson and followers convicted, Jackson settles molestation claims, Alicia Keys is born.

JANUARY 25TH 1981 – THE 52 AMERICANS HELD HOSTAGE BY IRAN FOR 444 DAYS ARRIVED HOME IN THE UNITED STATES REUNITING WITH THEIR FAMILIES AT LAST.

1971 – IN LOS ANGELES, CHARLES MANSON AND THREE OF HIS FEMALE FOLLOWERS ARE CONVICTED OF MURDER AND CONSPIRACY IN THE SLAYINGS OF ACTRESS SHARON TATE AND SIX OTHERS.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 24TH Ted Bundy – Thurgood Marshall And More

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Highlights of Today in History: James Marshall finds a gold nugget;Winston Churchill dies;Ted Bundy is executed;Thurgood Marshall dies;John Belushi born.

In northern California, James Marshall finds a gold nugget at Sutter’s Mill — a discovery that sparks the Gold Rush the following year.

1965:

In London, former British prime minister Winston Churchill — who led his nation through the dark days of World War II — dies at age 90.

1989:

Confessed serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida’s electric chair for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 23RD,Vietnam ,Roots, North Korea and More

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Highlights of Today in History: Accord reached in Vietnam; North Korea seizes the U.S.S. Pueblo; Roots airs; Bob Keeshan dies; Johnny Carson dies.

President Richard Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end America’s military role in the Vietnam War.

More than two years later, South Vietnam falls to North Vietnam — and the country is reunified, under communist rule.

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TODAY IN HISTORY FOR JANUARY 20TH Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy innaugurated as President.

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JANUARY 20TH, 1981

IRAN RELEASED 52 AMERICANS TAKEN HOSTAGE AT THE US EMBASSY IN TEHRAN, AFTER 444 DAYS IN CAPTIVITY. IT HAPPENED JUST MINUTES AFTER RONALD REAGAN IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT, SUCCEEDING JIMMY CARTER IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

1961: IN WASHINGTON, JOHN F. KENNEDY BECOMES THE NATION’S 35TH PRESIDENT, CHALLENGING THE NATION IN HIS INNAUGURAL ADDRESS.

(NATS – KENNEDY)

1942: DURING WORLD WAR TWO, OFFICIALS IN NAZI GERMANY HOLD THE NOTORIOUS WANNSEE CONFERENCE NEAR BERLIN. THAT’S WHERE THEY DEVISED WHAT THEY CALLED THE FINAL SOLUTION, THE PLAN TO EXTERMINATE EUROPE’S MILLIONS OF JEWS.

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