JetBlue is launching seasonal service between their focus city in Long Beach, California and Anchorage, Alaska for the 2011 summer. The service, which will operate between 26MAY11 and 05SEP11, will be an evening flight northbound and a redeye southbound.
Fares on the route start as low as $119 each way on the west coast. Connections from the east coast are not priced particularly aggressively but there is still time for those fares to drop in the coming months before the service actually starts. This pricing will be competing with the $347 one way fares that Alaska Airlines currently charges between Anchorage and Los Angeles. Competition appears to be a good thing for the consumer in this case.
Booking is available now at jetblue.com.