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Alaska Airlines will launch 13 new non-stop flights from the Bay Area

Alaska Airlines will launch 13 new non-stop flights from San Francisco International Airport and Mineta San Jose International Airport as the company expands following its acquisition of Virgin America.

Houses known as Painted Ladies, San Francisco.
Houses known as Painted Ladies, San Francisco. Image by ©Michael De Battista/500px

The airline acquired the California-based Virgin America airline three months ago, and at that time announced that the deal would expand the airline’s West Coast presence, with more services in the “thriving technology markets in Silicon Valley and Seattle”.

Alaska Airlines new non-stop routes from the Bay Area.
Alaska Airlines new non-stop routes from the Bay Area. Image by Alaska Airlines

With the new flights, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will offer 125 daily non-stop flights to 42 destinations from the three major Bay Area airports.

The flights from San Francisco that will fly under the Virgin America brand will go to New Orleans, Nashville, Indianapolis, Raleigh-Durham, Baltimore, Kona and Albuquerque. The new Alaska Airlines flights from San Francisco will fly to Albuquerque, Kansas City, and Mexico City; and from San Jose will fly to Austin, Los Angeles and Tucson.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, USA.
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, USA. Image by ©Lynn Y/Shutterstock

“The ten 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,” said Andrew Harrison, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Alaska Airlines in a statement.

The airline has previously announced other Bay Area routes that are scheduled to begin in the coming months, with destinations like Newark, Orlando, Minneapolis, and Mexico City.

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