SAN JOSE – Alaska Airlines has decided to launch new flights linking San Jose International Airport to three different states, providing a welcome counterpoint to the bleak travel trends that the coronavirus has brought about worldwide.
The new daily flights connect travelers from San Jose Airport to destinations in Washington, Oregon and Montana.
“This new service shows Alaska’s confidence and continued commitment to the San Jose and Silicon Valley markets in these unprecedented times,” said Judy Ross, assistant aviation director at San Jose International Airport.
Alaska Airlines’ new flights connect San Jose to Spokane, Washington. Redmond, Oregon; and Missoula, Montana, the airport and the carrier said.
“San Jose is a major Alaskan priority city and we are constantly looking for ways to increase our footprint,” said Brett Catlin, executive director of capacity planning and alliances with Alaska Airlines.
Flights between San Jose and Spokane will begin in September this year.
In March 2021, Alaska intends to start the new flight connections with Redmond and Missoula, the airline announced.
“When our guests return to heaven, we believe that vacation travel will play an increasingly important role in overall demand,” said Catlin.
The new flights fit in with Alaska’s efforts to expand its leisure offerings.
“Our additions from San Jose to Spokane, Redmond and Missoula are an integral part of our plans to diversify the network,” said Catlin.