CLEVELAND — On Thursday morning, Cleveland Hopkins announced nonstop flights to Seattle, Washington with Alaska Airlines.
The move will open new markets for flyers out of Cleveland. By having a non-stop flight to Washington, flights to Asia will be possible. Once in Seattle, there are nearly 100 additional nonstop flights available to travelers.
Alaska Airlines will join Hopkins in 2022.
According to Hopkins, Alaska Airlines is ranked as one of the country's best major air carriers.
The airline said it's the fifth-largest carrier in the U.S. and the largest carrier on the West Coast.
The flights are expected to start in June and will be a daytime, daily flight service. Flights will leave Seattle around 9 a.m. and arrive in Cleveland around 5 p.m. and then turn around and head back to Washington State. The flights are expected to be a boon for business travelers.
Flights will feature business and first-class seating.
By bringing Alaska Airlines to Cleveland, Hopkins officials said the economic impact is expected to be around $100 million.
The move will help strengthen local business ties to the airline and Cleveland Hopkins through companies like Parker Hannifin and Boeing, airport representatives said.
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