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Alaska Airlines announced today that it is launching three new nonstop transcontinental services from its west coast hubs. The new routes include:
- Portland and Detroit
- Portland and New York-JFK
- Los Angeles and Philadelphia
The table below shows the starting dates and schedules of the new services. Notice that all three east-bound flights depart late in the evening, arriving their destinations in the early morning hours. Tickets for the new routes are already on sale on Alaska and Virgin America website.
With the new services to Detroit and New York JFK, Alaska Airlines will provide Portland residents access to 130 daily nonstop flights to 58 destinations. Rose City flyers will now have greater access to two New York metropolitan area airports – JFK and Newark, and easy connection to Europe and beyond on Alaska’s Global Partners including British Airways, Icelandair and Condor.
The new Los Angeles-Philadelphia service resumes a market previously served by Virgin America from 2012 to 2014. It continues Alaska’s big expansion plan for California as the 27th new market the combined airline has added from California since the merger.