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Alaska Airlines is one of the major airlines in the United States with its headquarters in SeaTac, Washington. It is a member of the Oneworld Alliance, and operates flights to various destinations worldwide.

Talking about the operating bases, Alaska currently features hubs in five locations including Seattle, Anchorage, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Furthermore, San Diego, and San Jose are the focus cities.

Alaska Air Group operates 1,200+ daily flights covering 115 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Costa Rica. 

With this basic introduction to Alaska Airlines hubs, let’s explore all operating bases with terminal information.

Where are the main Alaska Airlines hubs?

As discussed above, Alaska has its hubs in Seattle, Anchorage, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Portland. Seattle is the home for the airline whereas other focus cities include San Diego, and San Jose, California.

Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Alaska Airlines calls Seattle its home and handles 300+ daily flights to various domestic and international destinations. Seattle-Tacoma (also known as SeaTac Airport) is among the primary international airports in Seattle, Washington.

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SEA holds 8th rank among U.S. airports for passenger activity, and serves as the primary hub for Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.

The airport infrastructure is equipped with one passenger terminal that is further divided into South Main, and North Main Terminals. Concourses C, D, and N are located in the North Main Terminal whereas South Main Terminal holds Concourses A, B, and S.

Alaska Airlines, and Horizon Air (a regional airline, and part of the Alaska Air Group) operate from Concourses A, B, C, D, North Satellite, and South Satellite. Concourses A, and S are primarily used for international arrival flights.

If you are looking for a detailed guide on Alaska Airlines terminal at Seattle/Tacoma, we have already published a full terminal guide. Read it here

Alaska Airlines Terminal Facilities at Seattle Airport

  • TSA PreCheck
  • Cargo Services
  • Alaska Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi at the airport
  • Family Restroom
  • Kids Area
  • Power Outlets at the gate
  • CLEAR Service
  • Ticket Counters

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Los Angeles Airport is also among the 5 primary Alaska Airlines hubs. LAX is also the major hub for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

The airport features 9 passenger terminals arranged in the shape of the letter ‘U’ or a horseshoe. The eight terminals are numbered from Terminal 1 to Terminal 8 while the ninth is known as the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT).

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At present, Alaska Airlines operates from Terminal 6 at Los Angeles Int’l Airport (LAX). All terminal services including ticket counter and baggage claim are available at Terminal 6. International passengers arrive at the International Terminal.

Explore Alaska Airlines Terminal at LAX with detailed terminal guide.

Alaska Airlines Terminal Facilities at LAX

  • TSA Pre-check
  • Cargo Services
  • Alaska Lounge
  • Partner Airline Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi at the airport
  • Family Restroom
  • Power Outlets at the gate
  • CLEAR Service
  • Self-Service Kiosks

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

San Francisco Airport (SFO) is another popular hub for Alaska Airlines, and United Airlines. SFO is one of the biggest airports in the U.S. that facilitates flights to various destinations worldwide.

There are four terminals at SFO Airport: Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3, and the International Terminal. Alaska Airlines operates from Terminal 2 as the majority of flights are handled from this terminal. Besides, the international terminal is also used occasionally.

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Terminal 2 at SFO is known as the Central Terminal from where flights operate to domestic various destinations in the United States. This terminal is equipped with an efficient infrastructure that is capable of handling more than 5.5 million passengers yearly.

If you are traveling with Alaska via SFO Airport, visit our article for important information.

Alaksa Terminal Facilities at SFO

  • TSA Pre-check
  • Cargo Services
  • Alaska Lounge
  • Partner Airline Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi at the airport
  • Family Restroom
  • Power Outlets at the gate
  • CLEAR Service
  • Self-Service Kiosks

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

Anchorage International Airport is a key international airport in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the primary hub for Alaska Airlines, and serves Anchorage Metropolitan Area.

The Anchorage Airport terminal is divided into ‘South Terminal’ and ‘North Terminal’. All domestic flights are handled from the south terminal whereas the north terminal is allocated for international operations.

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Concourses A, B, and C are located in the South Terminal. Alaska Airlines operates from the South Terminal (Concourse C) at Anchorage Airport (ANC). 

Terminal Facilities available at ANC Airport

  • TSA PreCheck
  • Cargo Services
  • Alaska Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi at the airport
  • Kids Area
  • Family Restroom
  • Power outlets at the gate

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Portland airport is the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon, and is the primary hub for Alaska Airlines. PDX also features a maintenance facility for Horizon Air (Alaska subsidiary).

Portland Airport is equipped with one passenger terminal in which four concourses are split between two sides. Concourses B, and C are located in the South Terminal, and Concourses D, and E can be found in the North Terminal.

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Alaska Airlines operates from Concourses B, C, and D at PDX Airport.

Alaska Terminal facilities at PDX

  • TSA PreCheck
  • Cargo Services
  • Free Wifi at the airport
  • Family Restroom
  • Power Outlets at the gate

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

San Diego is the focus city for Alaska Airlines. Alaska operates flights from San Diego International Airport which is the major international airport serving Greater San Diego in the U.S. state of California.

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Two terminals: Terminal 1, and Terminal 2 are located at SAN Airport. Terminal 1 holds 19 gates (Gate 1A and Gates 1-18) including two concourses at East and West. Likewise, Terminal 2 accommodates 32 gates with two concourses at the East and West.

Alaska Airlines operates from Terminal 2 East at San Diego Airport. The available Gates for Alaska Flights are Gates 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28a, 28b, 30, 33, 48, and 49.

Read our detailed guide on Alaska Terminal at San Diego Airport.

Alaska Airlines Terminal Facilities at San Diego Airport

  • TSA PreCheck
  • Cargo Services
  • Partner Airline Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi at the airport
  • Family Restroom
  • Power Outlets at the gate
  • Airport Check-in Kiosk
  • Ticket Counters

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

San Jose is also the focus city for Alaska Airlines. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is the key international airport in San Jose from where Alaska operates its flights.

The airport is equipped with two terminals: Terminal A, and Terminal B. The Terminal A of the SJC accommodates 17 gates whereas Terminal B holds 24 gates.

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Alaska Airlines operates from both Terminals A, and B. The following terminal facilities, and services are available at the Alaska terminal at SJC.

  • TSA PreCheck
  • Cargo Services
  • Free Wifi at the airport
  • Kids Area
  • Family Restroom
  • Power outlets at the gate
  • CLEAR Service

Conclusion on Alaska Airlines Hubs

As we come to the end of this article, we explore five primary Alaska Airlines hubs along with 2 focus cities including San Jose, and San Diego.

Among five hugs, Seattle is the most busiest base for Alaska flights as it handles 300+ daily departures.

ALASKA AIRLINES HUBSAVERAGE DAILY DEPARTURES
Seattle/Tacoma International Airport (SEA)307
Portland International Airport (PDX)127
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)133
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)111
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)42
San Diego International Airport (SAN)48

FAQs on Alaska Airlines Hubs

What major cities does Alaska Airlines fly to?

Alaska Airlines operates flights to major destinations including Anchorage, Las Vegas, Phoenix-Sky Harbor, Los Angeles, Denver, San Francisco, Chicago–O’Hare, Portland, San Diego, Dallas/Fort Worth, and much more.

How many bases does Alaska Airlines have?

Alaska Airlines features a total of 5 primary bases including Seattle (SEA), Anchorage (ANC), Los Angeles (LAX), Portland (PDX), and San Francisco (SFO). Besides, there are two focus cities: San Diego (SAN), and San Jose (SJC).

Where does Alaska Airlines fly internationally?

Alaska Airlines operates regular flights to Mexico (16 average daily departures), and Canada (17 average daily departures).

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Manoj Karki
Manoj Karki is contributing as a travel content writer at AviaTech Channel. Professionally, he is a Senior Test Automation Engineer, and currently works/lives in Finland. He has traveled almost all European Countries, and major U.S. cities. He loves both aviation, and travel so, shares valuable content with our readers.

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