Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to Begin East Coast Service

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America announced Wednesday that they would be introducing three new daily, non-stop services to help connect the East Coast and the West Coast.

The new flights will link Portland, Oregon, and New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Nov. 6; Portland and Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Aug. 30; and Los Angeles International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport beginning Sept. 1.

 The new services will provide travelers at Portland International Airport with access to 130 daily nonstop flights to 58 destinations, making Alaska and Virgin America the largest carrier at the Oregon facility.

“Alaska Airlines continues to expand service from our West Coast hubs by adding convenient, nonstop flights to popular destinations like New York City, Philadelphia and Detroit,” Alaska Airlines vice president John Kirby said in a statement. “Whether traveling for business or leisure, we continue to meet the needs of our valued guests with more than 800 daily flights in over 300 markets originating from the West Coast.”

Flights to New York will help connect West Coast travelers to Europe and beyond as JFK Airport is the busiest international gateway in the United States. Add in low-fare options to both Detroit and Philadelphia, and the expanded routes will provide travelers along the West Coast with viable alternatives to the current flight options.

 Alaska Airlines provided a full schedule of new service: 

Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
Aug 30 Portland-Detroit 10:30 p.m. 5:30 a.m. B737 Daily
Aug 31 Detroit-Portland 7 a.m. 8:45 a.m. B737 Daily
Sep 1 Los Angeles-Philadelphia 8:45 p.m. 5 a.m. A320 family Daily
Sep 2 Philadelphia-Los Angeles 6:30 a.m. 9:26 a.m. A320 family Daily
Nov 6 Portland-New York (JFK) 11:05 p.m. 7:30 a.m. B737 Daily
Nov 7 New York (JFK)-Portland 9:30 a.m. 12:55 p.m. B737 Daily

*Flight times based on local time zones.

For more information on the new routes, check out the official website of Alaska Airlines

-Originally in Travel Pulse News by DONALD WOOD APRIL 05, 2017






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