April 25, 2017
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America to relocate to Terminal 7 at JFK
Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have announced plans to move into Terminal 7 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The move, which will be complete by October 2017, relocates the airlines’ two operations from Terminal 8 and Terminal 4, respectively, and will offer guests a better airport experience while laying the groundwork for future growth at JFK.”Our focus is on integrating Alaska Airlines and Virgin America operations at JFK to enable future growth while continuing to deliver low fares and award-winning service for guests,” said Andrew Harrison, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Alaska Airlines. “JFK is a key airport where guests connect to fly on our global partners to Europe and beyond. Having convenient connections and a streamlined operation are keys to delivering a positive guest experience.” Together, Alaska and Virgin America operate 14 flights a day to JFK from key West Coast international gateways including Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco. Alaska and Virgin America fly 28 nonstop flights from 10 destinations to New York City area airports, including Newark, where the two airlines are co-located in Terminal A. The airlines will join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7, providing guests convenient access to a combined 13 daily flights to top global destinations across Europe and Australia.