Now boarding: Additional flights from Fresno to LAX

A new airline is adding flights to the City of Angels, Fresno-Yosemite International Airport officials announced on Thursday.

Travel between Fresno and Los Angeles will be much more convenient come September. 

Alaska Airlines will launch daily flights from Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) starting Sep. 1. 


“Alaska Airlines’ introduction of a new route is encouraging news and reflects our airline partner’s commitment to restoring air service in the communities they serve,” said Fresno Director of Aviation Kevin Meikle in a statement. 

“As the Central Valley’s economy begins to recover, we commend Alaska Airlines for having the confidence in our market by growing their presence in Fresno and for helping the Airport to contribute positively to the region’s recovery and long-term economic growth.” 

There will be two flights each way every day. Flights from FAT to LAX will depart at 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., and flights from LAX to FAT will leave at 12:05 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. 

Alaska Airlines joins United Airlines and American Airlines in offering flights between Fresno and Los Angeles. 

“We’re looking forward to beginning our new service between Fresno and Los Angeles, and providing our guests with a new option from the San Joaquin Valley to Southern California,” said Michael Britman, Alaska Airlines’ director of network planning, in a statement. 

“We’ve seen positive performance in our secondary, intra-California markets including our other flights to Fresno, and we’re eager to also see this flight do well.”

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