Alaska Airlines and Virgin America operate 15 flights a day to John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) from six West Coast gateways

New Alaska Lounge to open at JFK’s Terminal 7 offering travelers a relaxing space that embodies the airline’s cool, West Coast vibe

UPDATED April 4 at 10:00 AM: The original release issued at 5:00 a.m. Pacific contained an inaccuracy that Global Partners out of JFK serve 10 global destinations.

SEATTLE, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Airlines today announces new daily, nonstop service between San Jose, California and New York’sJohn 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 SeattlePortland, OregonLos AngelesSan FranciscoLas 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 KirbyAlaska’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.”

Summary of new service:

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 modernize the terminal and enhance the food and retail concession experience while providing new seating areas near the gates for an improved customer experience.

Alaska gates and the Alaska Lounge are located in the same terminal as Global Partners British Airways and Icelandair, providing guests convenient access to a combined 10 daily flights to top global destinations across EuropeAlaska allows Mileage Plan members to travel and earn miles to more than 900 destinations around the globe through a unique network of international partners, with many flying out of JFK.

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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.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 44 million guests a year to more than 115 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to MexicoCanada and Costa Rica. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Learn more about Alaska’s award-winning service at and Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).


SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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