New flights between San Jose, CA and Austin, TX

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Daily service between San Jose, California and Austin, Texas will start on September 2, 2009 by Alaska Airlines. Additionally, earlier this year, Alaska announced plans to link Seattle and Austin with a daily roundtrip flight starting August 3, 2009.

“The San Jose-Austin route is a natural extension of our network, providing a vital link between two high-tech hubs,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of planning and revenue management. “We are excited to offer this new market to our customers.”

The new flight will depart San Jose at 8:55 am Pacific time and arrive at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 2:15 pm Central time. The return flight will depart Austin at 3:00 pm Central time and arrive in San Jose at 4:40 pm Pacific time.

Further, an Alaska Airlines jet will replace one of five existing Horizon Air flights between Portland and San Jose, increasing capacity in the market. The Alaska flight will depart Portland at 6:20 am Pacific time and arrive in San Jose at 8:10 am Pacific time. The return flight will depart San Jose at 5:25 pm and arrive in Portland at 7:10 pm.

Alaska Airlines will operate the flights with Boeing 737-800s, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.