Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop service between New York's JFK Airport and San Jose, California, and third daily Seattle flight


Alaska Airlines today announces new daily, nonstop service between San Jose, California and New York's John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) beginning July 6. Additionally, Alaska is expanding service between Seattle and JFK with an early-morning, nonstop flight, giving flyers convenient connections to 10 international destinations on its Global Partner airlines. Together, Alaska and Virgin America operate 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and soon San Jose.

"We continue to add exciting new destinations from our key West Coast hubs and focus cities, providing our valued guests more nonstop options to meet their business and leisure needs," said John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning. "Alaska offers the most coast-to-coast markets of any airline, and continues to expand our route network with over 40 new markets added since the acquisition of Virgin America."



Summary of new service:
Start Date
City pair
Departs
Arrives
Aircraft
Frequency
July 6
San Jose – JFK
7:05 a.m.
3:43 p.m.
A320
Daily
July 6
JFK – San Jose
4:45 p.m.
8:23 p.m.
A320
Daily
July 6
Seattle – JFK
7:05 a.m.
3:35 p.m.
A320
Daily
July 6
JFK – Seattle
6:55 p.m.
10:26 p.m.
A320
Daily
Flight times based on local time zones.



The new Alaska Lounge at JFK, located upstairs in Terminal 7, will open to the public in late April. It will offer a premium lounge experience featuring signature touches like a barista for custom crafted coffee drinks and a relaxing living room feel that embodies the airlines' cool, West Coast vibe. Additional enhancements to the Terminal 7 airport experience, funded by a $65 million investment from British Airways, are helping to modernize the terminal and enhance the food and retail concession experience while providing new seating areas near the gates for an improved customer experience.

Alaska gates and the Alaska Lounge are located in the same terminal as Global Partners British Airways and Icelandair, providing guests convenient access to a combined 10 daily flights to top global destinations across Europe. Alaska allows Mileage Plan members to travel and earn miles to more than 900 destinations around the globe through a unique network of international partners, with many flying out of JFK.
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