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Air Alaska Air today announces two new flights to JFK Airport, but must cut the number of flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles to release tickets for the new services. Wednesday - two years to the next trading day after Virgin America was acquired - Alaska Air (NYSE:ALK) introduced some additional changes to the routes it had acquired from Virgin.
Alaska Air purchased 23 tickets at New York's JFK Airport as part of the Virgin America transaction. Virgin America used almost all of these flights to fly to its major Airbases in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the majority of the flights were operated by Virgin America.
Alaska Airlines, on the other hand, is planning to relocate some of these slot locations to allow more flights to other West Coast towns where it has a significant local base and less competitive operations. Alaska Airlines didn't even flew to JFK Airport three years ago. The New York City office was restricted to two round trips a day between Seattle and Newark Airport.
Alaska Airlines, however, succeeded in acquiring a JFK slots couple in 2015 so that it can make a day trip from Seattle this autumn. By 2016, it had taken full use of the end of Newark Airport slots limitations to launch a third day trip to Seattle and new flights to Portland, San Diego and San Jose.
The Alaska Airlines flight to New York's JFK Airport did not start until 2015. of Alaska Airlines. Alaska Air's takeover of Virgin America in 2016, however, changed its positioning in the New York area. It had slots at all three New York aerodromes, operating about two dozen sightseeing flights a day to New York City.
This made Alaska Air a key actor over night in the New York-Los Angeles and New York-San Francisco trans-continental airports, and competed with American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL), Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) and United Continental. Alaska Airlines on Wednesday announces that it will launch two new flights from JFK Airport on July 6.
First she will establish a road between JFK and San Jose, where she has established a focal town. Secondly, the airline will undertake a third round trip between Seattle and JFK Airport on a day-to-day basis. It was already planned to include a second round trip on this line in mid-June. These include a departures from Seattle in the early hours of the day, arriving in New York in good time for international flights leaving in the early afternoons and evenings.
As Alaska Air is under volume squeeze on the California trans-continental aircraft carrier scene, it makes good sense to shift short JFK slot sizes to less competitive aircraft carrier stores. JFK-San Francisco and JFK-Los Angeles with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways. These airlines provide all BCC flats on both itineraries, unlike Alaska, which gives them a sales edge.
In addition, American, Delta and JetBlue together offer approximately 18 day round trips on the San Francisco circuit and more than 30 day round trips on the Los Angeles circuit. The Alaska Air Executive Board considers that the reduction of one air ticket on each itinerary will not significantly affect the airline's customer positioning, while at the same time helping to reconcile offer and request.
Since 2014, JetBlue has experienced strong growth in the trans-continental aviation industry. This is JetBlue Airways. Today there is only one round trip per day between JFK and San Jose, which is carried out by JetBlue. In June Delta will enter this supermarket, also with a round trip every day. Alaska Airlines will, however, provide the only day service on the east side of the line, which may give it an edge over Delta and JetBlue, especially as none of the airlines will provide flatbed seating on this area.
The American, Delta and JetBlue all travel this itinerary, but together they will only be making 10 round trips a day this past season, far less than the heavily frequented San Francisco and Los Angeles itineraries. The commencement of flights on this leg is also crucial as Alaska Airlines attempts to protect its market-leading Seattle location against a mounting Delta menace.
Nevertheless, Alaska Airlines has implicitly acknowledged with this reshuffle that it is difficult to keep pace in the two biggest trans-continental market. This is good news for its competitors - especially JetBlue, which generates a significant part of its turnover from trans-continental flights. Alaska Air Group. Fuck that. Adam Levine-Weinberg holds interests in the Alaska Air Group, Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways and is a long January 2019 $10 Call at JetBlue Airways.