Start Spreadin’ the News–Alaska to Fly from Seattle to JFK

Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is launching daily nonstop service from Seattle to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Sept. 16. The new service complements...

SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, is launching daily nonstop service from Seattle to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport starting Sept. 16. The new service complements Alaska's existing twice-daily service to Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is the main hub for international flights serving New York City, giving Alaska customers more options to Europe and other global destinations on its partner airlines.

To celebrate Alaska's new service, the airline is giving one lucky customer the opportunity to win a trip to New York City.  Starting at 8 a.m. (PST), Alaska will launch "A Weekend in New York" sweepstakes on the airline's Facebook page – open to customers 18 years of age or older, residing in Alaska, Washington, Oregon or Idaho.

"Our new service to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport provides our valued customers greater access to the nation's largest market," said John Kirby, the airline's vice president of capacity planning. "Alaska offers three times more daily flights than any other airline from our hometown of Seattle and serves the top 25 destinations for business travelers."

"Alaska does a tremendous job getting Northwest travelers to where they need to go, whether for business or personal travel," said Seattle Mayor Ed Murray. "Adding direct flights to JFK is another example of them helping Seattle flyers connect conveniently not just to New York City, but destinations around the globe."

"The New York area is an important destination for Pacific Northwest travelers, and I'm glad to see Alaska add this key route. Alaska's extensive network continues to be a key component of the Seattle area's economic growth engine," said U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-WA), ranking member on the Senate Subcommittee on aviation, operations and security.

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair




Sept 16


9:35 p.m.

6:00 a.m.


Sept 17


7:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m.


Flight times based on local time zones.

To celebrate new JFK service, Alaska is offering fares starting at $149 one-way.* Tickets must be purchased by March 16 and travel completed by Nov. 18, 2015. The airline also is offering members of its Mileage Plan double miles on flights between Seattle and JFK between Sept. 16 and Oct. 28, 2015.** To qualify, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan and register at Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online.

Customers will fly on a Next Generation 737 aircraft, which are 80 percent of Alaska's modern all-Boeing fleet. Alaska has been named the most fuel-efficient airline by the International Council on Clean Technology four years in a row.

Onboard, the journey becomes part of the adventure as customers can watch free entertainment, snack on Pacific Northwest inspired food and beverages, relax in custom, power-equipped seats, and enjoy award-winning service—all part of Alaska Beyond – a new flight experience designed to go above and beyond.

Visit to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

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 Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for seven consecutive years from 2008 to 2014. Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan also ranked highest in the J.D. Power 2014 Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

*General terms and conditions for the introductory fares: Fares include all taxes and fees. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable. Applicable fare and tax differences apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 (USD) change fee per person applies to any changes made within 60-days of ticketed travel. All fares, taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving a U.S. stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See checked baggage policy at for more details. Fares are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions —blackout dates, day of week restrictions, schedule availability, change fees and advance purchase requirements — may apply. Visit or call Alaska Airlines' Reservations at 1-800-252-7522 for complete fare rules and fees.

**Double Miles Terms & Conditions: Limited time offer: Double Miles for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members who fly a qualifying nonstop between Seattle (SEA) and New York (JFK) between Sept. 16, 2015 and Oct. 28, 2015. Member must register for the promotion at before the first qualifying flight. Flight must be marketed by Alaska Airlines and operated by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, or SkyWest. Mileage for both qualifying flights must be credited to a member's Mileage Plan™ account. Not valid on free or award travel. Double Miles do not count towards Mileage Plan™ Elite Status. Double Miles will be awarded within four to six weeks of meeting the promotion's qualifications. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply. Offer subject to change without notice. 


SOURCE Alaska Airlines