Alaska Airlines announces service to Newark/New York area from Silicon Valley


SAN JOSE, CA – Alaska Airlines today announced plans to begin nonstop service between Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) and Newark Liberty International Airport, a key gateway to the New York area, beginning March 12, 2017. The new service marks Alaska Airlines’ first-ever service from SJC to the New York area which is highly requested by Silicon Valley business and leisure travelers.

“I thank Alaska Airlines for their continued expansion at Mineta San José International Airport and for providing Silicon Valley travelers with this convenient option for reaching the greater New York metropolitan area,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “The addition of another nonstop flight to the East Coast is great news for Silicon Valley residents and businesses, and is the latest sign of how our airport is truly taking off.”

Alaska will operate the daily, daytime nonstop flight between SJC and Newark using modern Boeing 737 aircraft. Onboard, customers will enjoy more of what they love with free and premium entertainment downloaded direct to customer devices, Pacific Northwest-inspired food and beverages, as well as custom leather seats with power outlets to charge laptops and personal devices for each customer.

The flight is conveniently scheduled to allow travelers in both Silicon Valley and Newark to enjoy a day of business or leisure activities, with enough time to get to the airport for departure:

City Pair Departs Arrives Frequency
San José – Newark 6:30 a.m. 2:55 p.m. Daily
Newark – San José 4:05 p.m. 7:40 p.m. Daily

Flights begin March 12, 2017, and will operate from SJC’s Terminal B. Times are local.

“The New York area is the No. 1 requested domestic destination from Mineta San José International Airport by business travelers, and we’re pleased to now offer daytime service to this highly requested market,” said Director of Aviation Kim Becker. “Alaska has achieved great success in San José with service between the West Coast’s north-south corridor, the Hawaiian Islands and Mexico, and we know Silicon Valley travelers will also support this new flight to the East Coast.”

Alaska, SJC’s second largest carrier, also operates nonstop flights between SJC and Boise, Cabo San Lucas, Eugene, Guadalajara, the Hawaiian Islands (Honolulu, Kahului, Kona and Lihue), Orange County, Reno, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Seattle. The airline will also launch service to Burbank on March 17, 2017.

Alaska’s new Newark service marks 11 new destinations either announced or launched from SJC in 2016. These include: Alaska Airlines to Orange County and San Diego on June 8, and Burbank to begin March 17; British Airways to London/Heathrow on May 4; Air Canada to Vancouver on May 9; American Airlines to Charlotte on June 2; Lufthansa to Frankfurt on July 1; Air China to Shanghai on September 1; and Southwest Airlines to Baltimore-Washington and Salt Lake City on November 6.