Alaska Airlines adds new nonstop service between JFK Airport and San Jose
April 05, 2018: Alaska Airlines has started 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 Europe 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."
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 modernise the terminal and enhance the food and retail concession experience while providing new seating areas near the gates for an improved customer experience.
With the addition of this new and expanded JFK service, Alaska provides 36 daily flights to 20 destinations from San Jose and 290 daily flights to 90 destinations from Seattle.