Alaska Airlines Begins New Service from San Jose, California to San Diego and Orange County/Santa Ana

SEATTLE, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines today begins daily non-stop service connecting San Jose, California with Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego. With the new flights, which are operated by SkyWest Airlines, Alaska now operates a total of 28 peak-day departures to 14 destinations from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport.

“We continue to bring low fares and new nonstop destinations to our focus city of San Jose,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “From the Bay Area, Alaska customers can make convenient connections to Beijing and London, served by our partner carriers Hainan Airlines and British Airways, and enjoy the benefits of our award-winning customer service and loyalty program.”

Summary of new service:

All times based on local time zones.

*Seasonal flight discontinues Aug. 26, 2016

The flights will be operated with 76-seat E175 jets, which feature 12 seats in First Class, 12 seats in Preferred Plus and 52 seats in the Main Cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices, and in First Class 110 volt power in every seat. Food and beverage options feature complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages along with for-purchase items including hearty snack packs, Washington State wines and craft beers and spirits.

Members of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan can earn miles for travel benefits. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan features 17 international and domestic airline partners, who fly to more than 800 destinations around the world. Mileage Plan was recently rated #1 Airline Rewards Program by U.S. News and World Report, and ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction for the third year in a row in the J.D. Power 2016 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. 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. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at


SOURCE Alaska Airlines

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