Alaska Airlines adding first class option on western hub flights from Great Falls

Alaska Airlines will begin serving Great Falls with an Embraer 175 jet on July 19.

The change makes Alaska Airlines the only first class cabin option on western hub flights from Great Falls, according to the Great Falls International Airport.

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The Embraer 175 has 76 wide seats, with no middle seats and the windows are the largest in Alaska’s fleet, according to the airline.

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The company placed an order in 2016 for 33 E175 jets to be flown by subsidiary Horizon Air and in 2017 added 10 of those jets to the fleet, according to a company release.