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Alaska Airlines adds new flights to LAX, SFO

Alaska Airlines is adding two new ways to get to the West Coast from Tampa.

Beginning Nov. 20, Alaska will offer daily nonstop flights between Tampa and Los Angeles and twice-weekly service to San Francisco as part of the airline’s efforts to connect California to key markets around the country.

Tickets are available for purchase at alaskaair.com.

Alaska will initially operate flights from Tampa to San Francisco on Saturday and Sundays and they will depart from SFO to TPA on Fridays and Saturdays.

The new flights will augment TPA's service to LAX aboard Delta Air Lines and service to SFO aboard United Airlines, which are both currently scheduled to resume in September.

The Alaska service to SFO and LAX will use a Boeing 737 aircraft.

Alaska has operated flights out of Tampa International Airport since 2014 with nonstop service to Seattle. This will bring the airline's total nonstop connections out of TPA up to three.