San Jose to JFK non-stops are now a thing

Alaska Airlines’ inaugural daily non-stop flight between Mineta San Jose International Airport and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport departed Silicon Valley Monday morning, the airport announced in a statement.

The airline will operate one flight in each direction daily, first departing San Jose at 7 a.m. Pacific Time, landing at JFK at 3:43 p.m. Eastern Time, and then returning at 5 p.m. Eastern Time and landing in the Bay Area just after 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a statement:

“I’m grateful to CEO Brad Tilden and his entire Alaska team for their continued investment in destinations that are a high priority for Silicon Valley’s business and leisure travelers.”