Alaska Airlines launched flights between San Jose and New York Newark on 12 March, a route which it will serve daily. The 4,088-kilometre sector is also a new link for United Airlines which inaugurated services three days previous to Alaska Airlines.
- Alaska Airlines launched flights between San Jose (SJC) and New York Newark (EWR) on 12 March, the airline’s first route to the US East Coast from San Jose. The airline will serve the 4,088-kilometre sector daily on a mixture of its 737 fleet. Alaska Airlines is not the only carrier to have commenced flights on the airport pair this week, with Star Alliance member United Airlines having launched service between the two points on 9 March, a route which it will also serve daily. No other carriers currently operate between the two airports. As a result of launching flights to Newark, this becomes the longest route for Alaska Airlines from San Jose, with it overtaking its connection to Lihue in Hawaii which is 3,962 kilometres. In total Alaska Airlines now serves 16 routes from San Jose, while from Newark it now serves four points, with San Jose joining flights to Seattle-Tacoma, Portland and San Diego.