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Alaska Airlines to launch nonstop Seattle/Tacoma – New York (JFK) service, files to serve Mexico from Orange County

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) is launching daily nonstop service from Seattle/Tacoma to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting on September 16. The new service complements Alaska’s existing twice-daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport.

Alaska will operate Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft on the route.

In other news, Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin two nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC).

The planned year-round service will operate thrice-weekly between Orange County and Puerto Vallarta and four-times weekly between Orange County and Los Cabos.

Alaska Airlines began flying to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos more than 25 years ago. Today, the carrier operates 36 weekly peak-season flights to Puerto Vallarta and 50 weekly peak-season flights to Los Cabos—more than any other carrier from California.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-890 N548AS (msn 30020) taxies to the runway at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hub. The new special markings promotes two ski resorts in the Salt Lake City area, Snowbasin on the right side and Snowbird of the left side. In the expanding “Battle of Seattle”, Alaska competes with partner Delta Air Lines on the SEA-SLC route. N548AS used to be painted in the reverve-blue fuselage Alaskaair.com color scheme.

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