Alaska Airlines launched daily nonstop service between San Diego International Airport and El Paso International Airport this week. The addition makes El Paso the 31st nonstop destination from San Diego offered by Alaska Airlines, according to a press release, and the third nonstop destination to Texas from San Diego, joining Austin and Dallas Love Field.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this new route to our customers and strengthen the link between western Texas and San Diego regions,” said Angela Shafer-Payne, San Diego International Airport’s chief operating officer/vice president of operations, in a statetment. “With daily, year-round service, the business and tourism travel opportunities will be abundant.”

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