Alaska Airlines plans to begin new daily service between San Diego and Boise, Idaho, on Nov. 1, and daily seasonal service between San Diego and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California on Dec. 19.

A statement from the Seattle-based carrier said one flight is scheduled to arrive in San Diego from Boise Airport at 11:25 a.m. local time, departing San Diego International Airport for Boise at 5:35 p.m.

The new 90-minute, once-daily flights to Mammoth Mountain, using Mammoth Yosemite Airport, will be offered through April 13, with schedules, introductory fare information and other details available at

Officials said the Mammoth flights can save local residents from the more than six hours of driving time that it takes to reach the ski resort. Horizon Air will operate the Mammoth Mountain flights for Alaska Airlines, using a 76-seat Bombardier Q400.

SkyWest Airlines will operate the San Diego-Boise flights for the carrier, deploying a 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jet. Customers of both new services will have access to free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, with complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews for passengers 21 and older.

The new flights will bring Alaska Airlines’ local offerings to 25 peak-daily departures from San Diego, with nonstop service to 12 domestic and two international destinations, the statement said.

— SDBJ Staff Report