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Alaska Airlines Adds California Routes
PR Newswire

SEATTLE, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today announced it will add new, three-times daily service between San Diego and Sacramento and Burbank and San Jose, beginning March 16, 2017. The nonstop service will connect California fliers to London, Beijing and Tokyo on Alaska's partners British Airways, Hainan Airlines and Japan Airlines.

"These new routes will bring more options and low fares to our California customers, as well as creating new connections to key international business markets served by our partner carriers," said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines' Chief Commercial Officer.

Alaska will fly the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, operated by SkyWest Airlines, which features 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a mainline jet. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, and Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which includes free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices and power outlets in the first class cabin.

Summary of new service*:

City pair




San Diego-Sacramento

7 a.m.

8:43 a.m.


12:10 p.m.

1:55 p.m.


5 p.m.

6:45 p.m.


Sacramento-San Diego

9:25 a.m.

11 a.m.


2:35 p.m.

4:20 p.m.


7:25 p.m.

9:10 p.m.


Burbank-San Jose

8:35 a.m.

9:42 a.m.


2:15 p.m.

3:22 p.m.


6:50 p.m.

7:57 p.m.


San Jose-Burbank

6:50 a.m.

7:59 a.m.


12:30 p.m.

1:39 p.m.


5:05 p.m.

6:14 p.m.


*All times based on local time zones

Mileage Plan members can earn and redeem miles on 17 airline partners, who fly to more than 800 destinations worldwide. Members also earn miles based on distance flown when traveling on Alaska, regardless of fare paid. With the award-winning Mileage Plan program, members enjoy generous availability on award redemptions, one-way travel awards, and no minimum spend requirement to reach elite status. All fliers receive a variety of amenities at no extra charge, including online reservations, advance seat selection and complimentary inflight water, soft drinks, Starbucks coffee and tea.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan elite members can enjoy priority boarding, two free checked bags, complimentary upgrades on Alaska, as well as bonus miles on every flight with Alaska and other elite-qualifying partner airlines, among other benefits. In addition, change fees are waived for changes made 60 days prior to departure flight and for all MVP Gold and Gold 75K-level members.

To qualify, customers must be members of the Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan program or register for free at

Tickets for the new routes will go on sale May 25, 2016.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at


SOURCE Alaska Airlines