Alaska Airlines announced it would begin nonstop service between San Diego International Airport and Spokane International. The service is set to begin Oct. 1 and will be the only nonstop flight between the two cities.

“The economic benefit from adding new routes to San Diego simply can't be overstated, said Kim Becker, president and CEO of San Diego International Airport. “Bringing more people to the region means there are more people spending and investing money here. That helps create jobs and support jobs we already have. We value Alaska’s partnership.”

Embraer 175 jets will fly the route. The aircraft features a three-class cabin, including first class and premium class — which provides more legroom, early boarding and complimentary drinks. On the E175, every seat is along a window or the aisle; there are no middle seats.

According to Alaska, this year, the airline will average 46 daily departures to 28 destinations, including Mexico and Hawaii, from San Diego.