Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service between San Jose, California, and New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport

Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942651.

Alaska Airlines begins nonstop service today between Mineta San Jose International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

The new Alaska Lounge includes Starbucks-trained baristas who will create custom handcrafted espresso beverages and full-leaf tea beverages for guests.

Photo Above: Alaska Airlines. The new Alaska Lounge (below) includes Starbucks-trained baristas (above) who will create custom handcrafted espresso beverages and full-leaf tea beverages for guests.

Alaska’s newest lounge features a living room-esque design with multiple seating areas designed with business and leisure travelers in mind. (PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

With the addition of the new service, Alaska now operates 15 flights a day to JFK from six West Coast gateways including Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; San Jose; and Seattle. The new route builds on Alaska Airlines’ largest network growth in the company’s 85-year history and solidifies Alaska as the leading airline of nonstop flights from the West Coast.

With the addition of this new and expanded JFK service, Alaska provides 38 daily flights to 19 nonstop destinations from San Jose.

Timed with the flight expansion, Alaska’s newest Lounge is now open on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK, offering a warm, welcoming experience with multiple seating areas, handcrafted espresso and full-leaf tea beverages, complimentary fresh foods, and a wide-selection of microbrews, West Coast wines and signature cocktails. Alaska is the only domestic carrier to offer all paid First Class guests complimentary access to the lounge, and the first domestic lounge to introduce a full menu of barista-pulled handcrafted espresso beverages.

Summary of new service:

Alaska gates and the Alaska Lounge are located in the same terminal as Global Partners British Airways and Icelandair, providing guests traveling through JFK with convenient access to a combined 10 daily flights to top global destinations across Europe. Members of Alaska Mileage Plan can 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.

Top Copyright Photo (All others by Alaska Airlines): Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-214 N625VA (msn 2800) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942651.

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