April 06, 2017
A trip to the City of Angels is about to get a little easier for Philadelphians.
Alaska Airlines, the airline carrier based in Seattle, recently announced that it will be adding daily, nonstop service between Philadelphia International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport starting in September.
The first flight from LAX to PHL will take off on Sept. 1 at 8:45 p.m. and arrive at PHL at 5 a.m. on Sept. 2, while the westbound flight will depart from PHL at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 and arrive at LAX at 9:26 a.m.
The flights will be operated by Virgin America.
“This is more wonderful news for travelers in the Philadelphia region,” PHL Airport CEO Chellie Cameron said, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. “We are very excited that Alaska is expanding in Philadelphia, and we look forward to more flights to more cities.”
Spirit Airlines and American Airlines also operate nonstop service between the two cities.
Philadelphians have been flying Alaska since 2012. The airline merged with Virgin America in December. Alaska announced in early March that it would be adding nonstop service between PHL and SFO in August as well.