Horizon Air, Alaska Airlines' subsidiary that flies the Bombardier Q400 turboprop, will operate new flights between San Diego and Monterey, Fresno, and Santa Rosa, as well as between Reno and San Jose.
The Reno-San Jose service also makes possible easy connections between Reno and Alaska's extensive service to Hawaii. From San Jose, Alaska serves four of the five airports in Hawaii that receive mainland traffic: Kona, Maui, Honolulu, and Lihue.
Monterey is an all-new city for Alaska Airlines. It will be interesting to see whether they add additional northbound service from there on Horizon Air to Alaska's hubs in Seattle and Portland, which other cities such as Fresno, Santa Barbara, and Santa Rosa already enjoy.
I'm sorry that Eureka and Redding lost their service a while back, and I would do somersaults if Horizon were ever to come to Chico, but I'm just happy to see that the Golden State clearly remains important to Alaska Airlines.
For flight details including schedules, please see Alaska Airlines' press release.