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New Carrier Hops Into PHL Airport With Daily Seattle Flights

(An Alaska Airlines jet.  File photo)

(An Alaska Airlines jet. File photo)

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By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — For the second time in three weeks, Philadelphia International Airport has a new airline offering service there.

The latest addition: Alaska Airlines.

Just three weeks after Philadelphia International added Virgin America to its list of air carriers (see related story), Alaska Airlines has also announced Philadelphia as a destination.

“They’ll be starting nonstop, daily service between Seattle and Philadelphia, starting June 11th,” says PHL spokeswoman Victoria Lupica.

Lupica says Seattle is Alaska Air’s primary hub, despite the carrier’s name, and this addition is a long time coming:

“We are one of the largest cities that they’re serving, that they don’t currently serve from Seattle.”

Alaska Air will start out with one daily flight to and from Seattle, operating out of Terminal D.

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