ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines is planning direct flights this summer between Anchorage, Alaska, and Spokane, Washington.

The Seattle-based airline says the nonstop service will be once weekly on Saturdays through Aug. 27.

The first flight from Spokane to Anchorage will depart at 7:40 p.m. Saturday and arrive in Anchorage at 10:20 p.m.

The first Anchorage to Spokane flight will depart at 11:55 p.m. Saturday with scheduled arrival in Spokane at 4:26 a.m. Sunday.

Flights will be on Boeing 737 aircraft.