A nonstop service by Alaska Airlines began yesterday between Mineta San Jose International and John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City.
Alaska is now operating 15 flights a day to JFK with the addition of the new service, from six West Coast gateways.
Annabel Chang, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of the Bay Area said: “Through the power of our network, Bay Area flyers now have convenient, nonstop coast-to-coast flights, connecting guests between two of the largest business economies in the country and to Europe on our Global Partner airlines. JFK-bound guests traveling from San Jose today will be treated to a New York-themed breakfast, prizes and special send-off, all part of our award-winning customer service.”
Alaska is providing 38 daily flights to 19 nonstop destinations from San Jose with the addition of this new and expanded JFK service.
San Jose Director of Aviation John Aitken said: “We mark a significant milestone with Alaska Airlines today by offering new daytime, nonstop service to New York’s JFK airport. New York is the No. 1 requested U.S. destination by business and leisure travelers departing from Silicon Valley’s airport. This new flight complements our existing airline service to the New York area, and gives our customers more airline and flight schedule options to best meet their travel needs.”
Alaska’s newest Lounge is now open on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK timed with the flight expansion, offering a warm and welcoming experience with multiple seating areas, full-leaf tea beverages and handcrafted, complimentary fresh foods, and a wide-selection of microbrews with West Coast wines and signature cocktails. Alaska is the first domestic lounge to introduce a full menu of barista-pulled handcrafted espresso beverages and the only domestic carrier to offer all paid First Class guests complimentary access to the lounge.