Alaska Airlines Announces Three New Nonstop Destinations From Silicon Valley's Airport

Posted March 11, 2017

The return connection will depart San Francisco at 8:48 a.m. and arrive in New Orleans at 3:03 p.m.

Alaska Airlines says it will offer daily service to San Francisco International Airport starting in September.

The new flights build on previously announced Alaska Airlines SJC routes, including daily service into the NY area with SJC‐Newark starting March 12, and three daily flights to Burbank starting March 16.

All the mainline flights on Alaska's new routes will use aircraft from the "A320 family", which is the type used by Virgin America.

Alaska/Virgin plans to add service on 13 new routes from San Francisco and San Jose in late summer and fall of this year.

Most of the new routes will launch between late August and mid-October. United had previously stopped service during summer months. United operates a hub at San Francisco.

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The Indianapolis announcement was part of a larger service announcement that Alaska Airlines made Thursday.

"We want to serve the biggest markets from the Bay Area", John Kirby, Alaska's vice president of capacity planning, told the San Francisco Business Times.

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San Jose is getting daily flights serving Los Angeles, Tuscon, Arizona; and Austin, Texas, Alaska Airlines said.

With the expansion, Alaska/Virgin will operate 125 daily flights from San Francisco, San Jose, and Oakland to 42 destinations by the end of the year, which represents a 45 percent jump in the number of markets it now serves from those airports.