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Notes from the North

December 9, 2010

'Tis the Giving Season!


Give the gift of Alaska adventures! CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation offers gift certificates in any denomination.

2011 rates and dates for packages are now available. Surprise that special someone in your life with a vacation they'll never forget.

Click here for more information.

Congrats to our November drawing winner, Cindy from Hibbing, MN. She won an Alaska Abundance Basket from our friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products.

The Direct Route to Alaska


The Land of the Midnight Sun is a long way away from the rest of the lower 48 (states). So far in fact, many people mistake it as part of Canada.

With the help of guest contributor, Scott McMurren from, we've compiled a list of non-stop flights to Alaska


JetBlue Airways recently announced non-stop flights from its hub, Long Beach, CA, beginning in May.

Alaska Airlines offers non-stop service from Anchorage to Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Honolulu and Kahului (Maui).

Delta Air Lines flies year-round, non-stop flights from Anchorage to Minneapolis-St. Paul and Salt Lake City. During the summer, routes from Atlanta and Detroit are also available.

Continental Airlines travels between Anchorage and Seattle all year and adds a route from Houston-Bush International Airport during peak season.

US Airways has non-stop service between Anchorage and Phoenix year-round from Philadelphia in the Summer.

Frontier Airlines will fly non-stop daily between Denver and Anchorage beginning in May.

Sun Country Airlines travels non-stop between Anchorage and Minneapolis from May to September.


Condor German Airlines flies several flights each week from Frankfurt to Anchorage starting in May.

Edelweiss Airlines, based in Switzerland, recently announced weekly service between Anchorage and Zurich. The return flight makes a stop in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada.


A Little Taste of Alaska

Every month, one lucky subscriber will receive an Alaska Abundance Basket from our friends at Alaska Wild Berry Products. You'll be treated to chocolate-covered berries, reindeer sausage, smoked cheddar cheese and more.

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation