Alaska Airlines will upgrade an entire planeload of passengers at Redmond Airport on July 6, when it brings in a Boeing 737-800 for the first time.
The airport announced Tuesday that Alaska will introduce the larger 147-seat jet on a flight to Seattle, departing at 2:35 p.m.
Alaska typically uses turboprops out of Redmond. Its Bombardier Q400s are configured with 76 coach seats, according to the airline’s website.
The 737 will have first-class, premium-class and coach seats, according to a press statement from Redmond Airport. Serviced by Horizon Air, the aircraft will be added to Alaska’s network from Redmond to Seattle and Portland.
Alaska has seen competition on the Redmond-Seattle route since last summer, when Delta Air Lines launched two daily flights.
The 737-800 will be the largest aircraft to service Redmond Airport in its history, according to the airport.