Posted on: 17 February 2016 by Mark Howells
From 5 June, Alaska Airlines is to add two new routes from San Jose to Southern California as a new, three-times daily nonstop service – operated by SkyWest Airlines using Embraer 175s – will connect Bay Area customers to Orange County/Santa Ana and San Diego.
“These new routes will bring low fares and an elevated inflight experience to our California customers, offering convenient connections to popular leisure destinations in Mexico and Hawaii served by Alaska as well as to Beijing and London, served by our partner carriers Hainan Airlines and British Airways,” explained 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 preferred class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices, and in first class, 110 volt power in every seat and complimentary tablets. Food and beverage will include hot meals for purchase, sourced from iconic Pacific Northwest brands, in addition to microbrews and wine.
With this expansion, Alaska will operate 28 peak-day departures to 14 destinations from San José International Airport.