Time lapse video of San Diego State University's hallmark scarlet and black colors and logo being applied to an Alaska Airlines 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop. The new paint scheme is being introduced to celebrate the start of Alaska Airlines' new nonstop daily service from San Diego to Fresno/Yosemite, Monterey and Santa Rosa/Sonoma County. Like other university-themed planes operated for Alaska Airlines by its sister carrier, Horizon Air, the Aztec aircraft was painted at no cost to the university and will fly throughout Alaska's regional route system.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Alaska Airlines is scheduled to unveil its new commuter aircraft painted in the red and black of San Diego State University Thursday. The carrier also plans to take school officials, alumni and others for a short demonstration flight around the area aboard the 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop, which will be operated by its commuter affiliate, Horizon Air. It's the airline's ninth plane sporting college colors. The others are Boise State, Idaho, Montana, Montana State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State. The airline is scheduled to begin nonstop service from San Diego to Fresno, Monterey and Santa Rosa early next month.