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Alaska Airlines announces new nonstop service between San Diego and Newark

Thursday, July 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO – July 21, 2016 – The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is pleased to confirm new nonstop service between San Diego and Newark, New Jersey on Alaska Airlines.  The new service comes as the Federal Aviation Administration and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved Alaska Airlines’ request to operate additional daily flights to Newark.  

The new service will operate daily beginning November 21, 2016 on a Boeing 737 aircraft.  

“We are pleased Alaska Airlines continues its network expansion in San Diego by adding flights to the New York/Newark metropolitan area.  Alaska Airlines’ new service to Newark, New Jersey will provide a much needed nonstop option for accessing the New York City area’s west side,” said Hampton Brown, Director of Air Service Development for San Diego International Airport. “With Newark’s efficient public transport links, travelers will be able to fly from downtown San Diego and reach the center of Manhattan in about 6 hours.”

“We thank the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for their efforts to increase competition in the New York metro area,” said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of capacity planning. “Since 2015, Alaska has launched 28 new routes from our West Coast hubs and focus cities. With our new expanded service to Newark, we continue to grow our West Coast footprint by offering our valued customers more nonstop flights to popular business and leisure destinations.”

The new San Diego-Newark service is Alaska Airlines’ third East Coast destination from San Diego and will give San Diegans access to one of the largest business markets in the world.

Summary of new service:





San Diego – Newark

9:55 a.m.

5:55 p.m.


Newark – San Diego

7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.



Tickets for the new route will go on sale July 25, 2016.

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