Several airlines have announced new service for this summer to Anchorage. A city that interliners always find difficult to nonrev in and out of in the summer.
JetBlue: The daily nonstop from Anchorage to Long Beach is gone. But JetBlue will start flying nonstop to Portland on May 25 and to Seattle on May 26. Right now they are charging $101 each way, although just a couple of weeks ago the starting price was $67 each way. Of course, prices go up and down all the time.
United Airlines: The daily nonstop flight to Denver is United’s only year-round service from Anchorage, for which it charges the princely sum of $852 round-trip. Beginning March 9, United will resume its daily nonstop flight to Chicago (priced from $497 round-trip). On June 8, United resumes its daily nonstops from Anchorage to Houston ($1,037 round-trip) and from Anchorage to San Francisco (from $852 round-trip). On Saturday, June 10, the carrier resumes its weekly Anchorage-Newark nonstop flight (from $739 round-trip).
Sun Country: Flying to and from the Twin Cities, to Anchorage starting with weekend service on May 19, ramping up to daily service on June 8. Prices start at $437 round-trip.
Air Canada: Air Canada will offer Vancouver to Anchorage service daily starting May 12 with prices as low as $400 round trip. Since many cruise ships start and finish their Alaska itineraries in Vancouver, this Air Canada flight is popular with cruise passengers. Air Canada is a mileage partner of United Airlines through the Star Alliance.
American Airlines: American only flies to Anchorage in the summer. On June 2, the airline starts its Anchorage-Los Angeles nonstop (from $303 round-trip), as well as its Anchorage-Dallas nonstop (from $719 round-trip). The next day, June 3, American resumes its Anchorage-Phoenix nonstop (from $413 round-trip). Travelers on American can also earn miles on Alaska Air’s Mileage Plan.
Delta Air Lines: Delta offers year-round flights from Anchorage and from Fairbanks to Seattle. Right now the carrier offers one daily flight from Fairbanks and three flights each day from Anchorage. Delta also flies five flights a week (Monday-Friday) between Anchorage and Minneapolis. That goes to daily service on Feb. 12. On May 20, Delta boosts that to two daily flights from Minneapolis. And the airline ramps up to six daily flights from Anchorage to Seattle in the peak of the summer. On May 19, Delta resumes its daily nonstop from Anchorage to Atlanta. On June 12, Delta will resume nonstop service from Anchorage to Salt Lake City, but only on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
Icelandair is ramping up its twice-weekly nonstop service to Reykjavik on May 15. The flights operate on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights in early May are priced as low as $645 round-trip. It’s a seven-hour flight and travelers can earn Alaska Airlines miles.
Condor starts its seasonal flights to Frankfurt on May 16. In May, Condor offers two nonstop flights each week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. In June, the airline adds a third weekly flight on Sundays. Prices start at $1,050 round-trip.