WHY IT RATES: Alaska and a few of its oneworld partner airlines will offer new nonstop international flights from West Coast airports to major European cities, including London, Helsinki, Stockholm, Barcelona and Madrid. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer
Ready to start planning that long-awaited, much-deserved vacation or trip to Europe and destinations beyond? Alaska Airlines and our fellow oneworld member airlines—including American Airlines, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia—are ready to take you there this summer with new nonstop international flights from our West Coast hubs and airports.
British Airways announced today it will begin nonstop service from Portland to London Heathrow five days a week starting on June 3, 2022. The flight becomes the sixth British Airways service to London from a key Alaska market on the West Coast joining Los Angeles; San Diego; San Francisco; San Jose, California; and Seattle.
Finnair announced last week its new nonstop flight between Seattle and Helsinki that’s scheduled for service three days a week beginning June 1. Finnair’s nonstop to Seattle joins its existing service to the Finnish capital from Los Angeles. Finnair will also increase its Los Angeles-Stockholm service to four nonstop flights a week beginning May 1.
By summer 2022, Alaska’s oneworld partners will offer more than 100 nonstop flights every week from the West Coast to Europe including nonstop service to London, Madrid, Barcelona, Stockholm and Helsinki. Once in Europe, journeys can continue throughout the Continent and other parts of the world with convenient connections through our partners’ hubs.
“By deepening our partnerships with oneworld alliance members, we’re providing exciting travel opportunities to Europe and beyond,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “Our guests will love the 100 weekly nonstop flights between our West Coast gateway airports and major European cities, enjoying oneworld benefits along the way.”
“Since joining oneworld in March, Alaska Airlines has positioned oneworld as the leading alliance on the West Coast,” said Rob Gurney, oneworld CEO. “With the new oneworld member airline flights to Europe and extensive connections at Alaska’s hubs, the possibilities are endless for customers planning that long-awaited trip to Europe.”
oneworld flights between the U.S. West Coast and Europe for summer 2022:
|oneworld Partner||City Pair||Frequency|
|American Airlines||Los Angeles – London Heathrow||2x Daily|
|Seattle – London Heathrow||Daily|
|British Airways||Los Angeles – London Heathrow||2x Daily|
|San Diego – London Heathrow||Daily|
|San Francisco – London Heathrow||2x Daily|
|San Jose, CA – London Heathrow||5x Weekly|
|Seattle – London Heathrow||2x Daily|
|Portland – London Heathrow||5x Weekly|
|Finnair||Los Angeles – Helsinki||3x Weekly|
|Los Angeles – Stockholm||4x Weekly|
|Seattle – Helsinki||3x Weekly|
|Iberia||Los Angeles – Barcelona||4x Weekly|
|Los Angeles – Madrid||5x Weekly|
|San Francisco – Barcelona||4x Weekly|
Many of the benefits MVP elite flyers on Alaska currently enjoy with their status seamlessly carry over to the oneworld tiers when they travel on any of the 13 member airlines. Those guests can take advantage of a variety of privileges, including priority check-in, access to international first and business class lounges, preferred boarding, fast track through security, baggage benefits and more.
With Alaska’s highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program, our flyers can earn and redeem miles with more than 20 oneworld member airlines and additional airline partners for travel to more than 1,000 destinations around the world.
Alaska remains committed to Next-Level Care for our guests and employees by implementing more than 100 ways to maintain the highest standard of safety – from clean planes to clean air in the cabin with hospital-grade air filtration systems. For everyone’s safety on board, Alaska continues to enforce the federally mandated mask policy, even for those who are fully vaccinated.
For more information, visit alaskaair.com.
SOURCE: Alaska Airlines press release.