Alaska Airlines says it will add a second daily flight between Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Texas (AUS) and Mineta San Jose International Airport, California (SJC) from March 14, 2010.
The airline’s first daily San Jose-Austin service is scheduled to begin on September 2. Alaska Airlines will operate both flights with Boeing 737-700s, accommodating 12 passengers in first class and 112 in the main cabin.
Both of the new flights will originate and end in Portland International Airport, Oregon (PDX). The second flight will replace one of Alaska Airlines sister carrier Horizon Air’s four flights between Portland and San Jose. With a new total of three Horizon flights and two Alaska flights six days a week, capacity between Portland and the Silicon Valley will increase by more than 12 per cent.
From September 2, Alaska’s first daily PDX-SJC-AUS flight will leave PDX at 6:20 a.m. and arrive at SJC at 8:10 a.m. It will then depart SJC at 8:55 a.m. to reach AUS at 2:15 p.m. The return flight will leave AUS at 3:00 p.m. to reach SJC at 4:40 p.m., then departing SJC at 5:25 p.m. to arrive at PDX at 7:10 p.m. All times are local.
From March 14, 2010 Alaska’s second daily PDX-SJC-AUS rotation calls for the aircraft to depart PDX at 3:20 p.m. to land at SJC at 5:05 p.m. It will then leave SJC at 5:50 p.m. to reach AUS at 11:10 p.m. On the return sector, the 737-700 will leave AUS the following day at 8:00 a.m. to arrive at SJC at 9:40 a.m. and then will push back at SJC at 10:25 a.m. to get to PDX at 12:10 p.m. Again, all schedule times are local.
Alaska Airlines began service between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Austin on August 3 and will start service between Seattle and Houston on September 23.
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can earn double miles on the new flights between San Jose and Austin through October 31 and between Seattle and Houston through November 23. To qualify, customers must first register at alaskaair.com.