Alaska Airlines to Launch a Big Newark Expansion

alaska airlinesAlaska Airlines has announced a new expansion in the New York City area with multiple new routes out of Newark Liberty International Airport

The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration approved Alaska Airlines' request to operate four additional daily flights to Newark. New service from Newark to Portland, Oregon and San Diego, California will start in November 2016, with new service to San Jose, California beginning in March 2017. A third daily departure from Seattle, Washington to Newark will be added in May 2017.

Alaska's new Portland-Newark service continues the airline's expansion of its Portland hub which includes other recently added destinations such as Minneapolis; Kansas City, Missouri; Orlando; Omaha, Nebraska; and Atlanta. The newly added Newark service will be the only daytime nonstop from Portland to the Garden State, Alaska Airlines said. 

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The new San Diego-Newark service is the third East Coast destination from the city.

The new San Jose-Newark service marks the first nonstop flight between the two cities and provides Silicon Valley customers a new option for travel to the New York City area.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Start Date City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
November 10, 2016 Portland-Newark 6:55 a.m. 2:55 p.m. Daily
  Newark-Portland 3:55 p.m. 7:05 p.m. Daily
November 21, 2016 San Diego-Newark 9:55 a.m. 5:55 p.m. Daily
  Newark-San Diego 7:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Daily
March 12, 2017 San Jose-Newark 6:30 a.m. 2:55 p.m. Daily
  Newark-San Jose 4:50 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Daily
May 14, 2017 Seattle-Newark 11:50 p.m. 8:06 a.m. Daily
May 15, 2017 Newark-Seattle 9:30 a.m. 12:25 p.m. Daily

At Newark, customers will continue to fly into Terminal A, located next to partner American Airlines. Alaska Airlines lounge members can enjoy the American Airlines Admirals Club in Terminal A, when flying on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines.

Alaska will fly the transcontinental routes with Boeing 737 aircraft. Onboard, customers will get to enjoy free and premium entertainment downloaded direct to customer devices, Pacific Northwest-inspired food and beverages, as well as custom leather seats with power outlets. 

Tickets for the new routes are now on sale. 

Visit www.alaskaair.com

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