Alaska Airlines expands services to its California customers with new nonstop flight between San Diego and Newark, NJ

SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today (Nov. 21, 2016) begins new flights between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey, the airline’s first nonstop flight between San Diego and the New York City area.

“We continue to offer more nonstop options from San Diego for our valued Southern California customers,” said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of capacity planning. “Newark becomes our third East Coast destination from San Diego along with Boston and Orlando, and provides travelers easy access to the New York City metro area.”

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Alaska’s request to operate four additional daily flights to Newark. New service between Portland and Newark launched earlier this month, while new service between Newark and San Jose, California and a third daily flight between Newark and Seattle begin in spring 2017.

Summary of new service:

Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Nov. 21 San Diego-Newark 9:55 a.m. 5:55 p.m. Daily
Nov. 21 Newark-San Diego 7 p.m. 10 p.m. Daily

Flight times based on local time zones.

Alaska will also launch flights from San Diego to Baltimore in March 2017.

Alaska is operating the new flights with fuel-efficient Boeing 737 aircraft. Customers can enjoy free entertainment on their own devices and power at every seat, as well as Northwest-inspired food and beverages, such as Beecher’s Flagship cheese, and exclusively blended Canoe Ridge wine.

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Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba. With Alaska’s global airline partners, customers can earn and redeem miles to more than 800 destinations worldwide. Onboard, customers are invited to make the most of their flight with amenities like power outlets at every seat, streaming entertainment direct to their device, Wi-Fi and an inspired food and beverage selection featured on most flights. Alaska Airlines ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America” in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). Learn more on the airline’s newsroom, blog, alaskaair.com,@AlaskaAir, facebook.com/alaskaairlines and linkedin.com/company/alaska-airlines.

For further information:
Media Relations
(206) 304-0008
newsroom@alaskaair.com

SOURCE: Alaska Airlines

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