Alaska Grows in San Francisco Bay Area With 13 New Nonstop Flights

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines has announced 13 nonstop flights from the San Francisco Bay Area. These flights are expanding markets at San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport.

Alaska Airlines Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Harrison stated, “The 10 new San Francisco routes and three new San Jose routes offer something for both the leisure and business traveler, including exciting destinations like New Orleans, Baltimore, Austin and Kona, Hawaii. Our strategy is to use the same philosophy that’s worked well for us in our Pacific Northwest hubs, which is to offer convenient, nonstop flights to the places guests fly to most. And if your itinerary requires travel overseas, our 10 global airline partners offer 137 international departures a week from the Bay Area.”

These new routes are a part of the largest single new market announcement in the carrier’s history. Together, Alaska and Virgin America will offer 125 daily nonstop flights to 42 destinations from the Bay Area.

Alaska acquired Burlingame-based Virgin America three months ago and is now awaiting a Single Operating Certificate from the FAA.

Start

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Aircraft
Type

Frequency

Aug 31

San Francisco- Philadelphia

10:35 p.m.

6:59 a.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 1

Philadelphia- San Francisco

8:15 a.m.

11:25 a.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 21

San Francisco- New Orleans

8:48 a.m.

3:03 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 21

New Orleans- San Francisco 

4 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 5

San Francisco- Nashville

12:55 p.m.

7:25 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 5

Nashville-San Francisco

8:15 p.m.

11:25 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 26

San Francisco-Indianapolis

12:35 p.m.

7:50 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 26

Indianapolis-San Francisco

8:40 p.m.

10:40 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Oct 19

San Francisco- Raleigh-Durham

11:35 p.m.

7:40 a.m.

A320 family

Daily

Oct 20

Raleigh-Durham- San Francisco

9:00 a.m.

11:50 a.m.

A320 family

Daily

Oct 16

San Francisco-Baltimore-Washington

8:30 a.m.

4:30 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Oct 16

Baltimore-Washington- San Francisco

5:25 p.m.

8:42 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Dec 14

San Francisco- Kona, Hawaii

11 a.m.

2:30 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Dec 14

Kona, Hawaii- San Francisco

3:30 p.m.

10:35 p.m.

A320 family

Daily

Sep 18

San Francisco- Albuquerque

6:15 p.m.

9:48 p.m.

E175

Daily

Sep 18

Albuquerque-San Francisco

7:15 a.m.

8:57 a.m.

E175

Daily

Sep 18

San Francisco-Kansas City

9:50 a.m.

3:30 p.m.

E175

Daily

Sep 18

Kansas City-San Francisco

2:55 p.m.

5:05 p.m.

E175

Daily

Aug 28

San Jose-Austin

8:45 a.m.

2:02 p.m.

E175

Daily

Aug 28

Austin-San Jose

3 p.m.

4:50 p.m.

E175

Daily

Aug 28

San Jose-Tucson

5:35 p.m.

7:45 p.m.

E175

Daily

Aug 29

Tucson-San Jose

7 a.m.

9:24 a.m.

E175

Daily

Sep 20

San Jose-Los Angeles

6:30 a.m., 10:50 a.m., 2:39 p.m., 6:55 p.m.

8:03 a.m., 12:25 p.m., 4:12 p.m., 8:28 p.m.

E175

Four times daily

Sep 20

Los Angeles-San Jose

8:45 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 4:52 p.m., 9:20 p.m.

10:08 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 10:44 p.m.

E175

Four times daily

*Chart provided by Alaska Airlines

14 of these routes will be operated by Virgin America’s A320-series aircraft. The remaining flights will be operated using the Embraer E175.

Alaska has also launched a social media campaign for the new routes on Twitter. Travelers located within the Bay Area can tweet an airplane emoji along with the hashtag #MostWestCoast to @AlaskaAir and @VirginAmerica to be entered to win a treat. Within hours, the lucky winners could have a “destination-specific treat” delivered to their front door.

“With this announcement, Alaska and Virgin America have demonstrated their continued commitment to the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Ivar Satero, San Francisco International Airport director. “Like both of these great airlines, we have a passion for creating exceptional travel experiences, and we are thrilled that our guests can now enjoy more destinations from Alaska and Virgin America.”

Kim Becker, the Director of Aviation stated, “Alaska Airlines has been our long time partner and we’re pleased to see their ongoing investment in offering the nonstop destinations and frequencies to the places Silicon Valley travelers want to go. In turn, we continue to invest in our facilities and services so passengers on Alaska and our other 14 airlines have the best travel experience possible.”

The nearly announced routes will start on Aug 31, 2017 and will be introduced through Dec. 20, 2017.

Matthew Garcia

Matthew Garcia

Matthew Garcia became interested in aviation at the age of 12 when he installed Microsoft Flight Simulator X on his computer. He was instantly "bitten by the bug" and has been in love with aviation ever since. Matthew took his first introductory flight in 2013 and began normal flight training in February of 2015. Over the years, Matthew's love and knowledge for aviation has grown tremendously, mainly due to FSX. Garcia flies highly advanced aircraft in a professional manner on a highly complex virtual air traffic network simulating real world flying. In 2016 Matthew achieved his private pilot certificate from the FAA. Now he studies journalism at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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