Alaska Airlines Announces New Service Between Albuquerque and San Diego – 3/15/17

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.Today, Mayor Richard J. Berry and Aviation Director Jim Hinde announced that Alaska Airlines will continue their rapid growth in Albuquerque by adding service to San Diego.  The daily nonstop flight will go on sale today and service begins October 18th.  News of the new service comes on the heels of the previous announcements by Alaska that they will begin serving Portland and Orange County in August and San Francisco in September.  Alaska has been providing service to Seattle since 2014.

“With a fifth destination from our great city, Alaska Airlines continues to illustrate their commitment to success in Albuquerque.” said Mayor Richard J. Berry.  “They have been a tremendous partner since 2014 and we welcome and can accommodate any additional growth.”

Since 2009, the Sunport has added three new airlines with service to three new destinations and expanded options to six existing destinations, which ultimately led to positive passenger growth in 2016.

During this same period, the Sunport has remained fiscally responsible, maintained one of the highest bond ratings in the industry for an airport of its size and renovated the entire post-security area of the terminal.  Beginning this spring, a major renovation project to the pre-security portion of the terminal is scheduled to begin, with completion scheduled in 2018.

Summary of new service:

Start Date

City Pair





October 18

Albuquerque – San Diego

2:55 p.m.

3:53 p.m.



October 18

San Diego – Albuquerque

4:35 p.m.

7:15 p.m.



The new route will be served with the 76-seat E175 jet, which features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a narrow-body jet.

Tickets for the new route will go on sale today. To purchase tickets on Alaska Airlines, visit to find great savings, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 for Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).