“The expansion of cruise capacity and additional air service will make 2013 a strong year for Alaska’s visitor industry,” said Lorene Palmer, director of the Division of Economic Development for the State of Alaska. “Travellers will find that Alaska is more attractive than ever given the wide variety of large and small ship options, domestic and international air service and a host of tours and attractions to enhance their Alaska vacation.”
2013 will also see a strong increase in airline access with the introduction of Icelandair’s seasonal direct flights between Anchorage and Reykjavik, with convenient connections from London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester.
On the domestic front, Alaska Airlines is now offering twice-daily flights between Anchorage and Salt Lake City, JetBlue will add a Seattle to Anchorage service beginning in May 2013 and United Airlines announced plans for a seasonal nonstop service between Fairbanks and Chicago beginning in June 2013.
For more information on planning a trip to Alaska, visit www.TravelAlaska.com