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Alaska Airlines Adds Two New Southern California Routes With Service to Austin and New York JFK
The carrier will launch daily nonstop daily service between Los Angeles and Austin from March 18th, increasing to Three-times daily on May 20, 2021. Alaska Airlines is also adding daily nonstop service between San Diego and New York-JFK starting April 4th.
On Thursday (January 7, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced the addition of two new routes from Southern California this spring. The carrier will launch daily nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Austin from March 18th, which will increase to three daily flights starting May 20th. Additionally, Alaska Airlines will offer daily nonstop service between San Diego and New York (JFK) starting April 4, 2021. During 2020, the carrier added 12 new routes from LAX and with the new Austin service, Alaska will offer 40 nonstop destinations from Los Angeles this spring. The airline currently offers nonstop service to Austin from five other West Coast cities including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego.
In Thursday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines Vice President of Network and Alliances, Brett Catlin, said,
“Southern California is an integral part of Alaska's network and continues to offer valuable opportunities for selective expansion. These two new routes enhance our guest proposition in Southern California while providing valuable connectivity to our global partners as we join oneworld on March 31.”
The new service between San Diego and New York (JFK) is part of the airline’s growth strategy connecting their West Coast hubs with the Northeast and this spring the airline will also offer service from San Diego to both Newark and Boston.
Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 115 destinations in the United States and North America, providing essential service for their guests and critical cargo shipments, while emphasizing Next-Level Care. The carrier has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage and is known for low fares, excellent service and sustainability efforts. Along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 800 global destinations. On March 31, 2021, Alaska Airlines will become a member of the oneworld global alliance. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).
Source: Alaska Airlines