MIAMI – Alaska Airlines (AS) has announced two new routes in its network to Southern California, which will fly from spring this year.

The airline will launch daily, nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Austin on March 18, with an increase to three daily departures on May 20. Daily, nonstop service between San Diego and New York JFK starts on April 4.

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800NG Boeing livery. Photo: Luca Flores/AW

Statement from Alaska Airlines Vicepresident


Brett Catlin, Alaska Airlines vice president of network and alliances, said, “Southern California is an integral part of Alaska’s network and continues to offer valuable opportunities for selective expansion.”

“These two new routes enhance our guest proposition in Southern California while providing valuable connectivity to our global partners as we join oneworld on March 31.”

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737MAX Photo: Nick Sheeder/AW

New Routes


Start DateCity PairFrequencyAircraft
March 18, 2021Los Angeles – AustinDailyE175
May 20, 2021Los Angeles – Austin3x DailyE175
April 4, 2021San Diego – New York JFK  Daily737

In 2020, Alaska added 12 new routes from LAX. With the new flight to Austin, the airline will fly to more than 40 nonstop destinations from LAX this spring. Alaska already has nonstop flights to the Texas capital city from five other West Coast cities: Seattle; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; San Jose, California; and San Diego.

The new nonstop service between San Diego and New York JFK is part of Alaska’s growth to the Northeast from its West Coast hubs. This spring, the airline will also have nonstop service between San Diego and both Newark and Boston.


Featured image: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-300 during landing. Photo: Brandon Farris/Airways