Alaska Airlines inaugurates service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona

Alaska Airlines has begun daily, nonstop service from San Jose, California to Austin, Texas, and Tucson, Arizona, the company said.

With these new flights, Alaska serves more destinations from Mineta San Jose International Airport than any other airline by offering nonstop service to 18 destinations with a total of 31 daily departures.

These new flights build on previously announced routes that began March 20 and include daily flights from San Jose to Newark, New Jersey; three times daily flights from San Jose to Burbank, Calif.; as well as a four times daily service from San Jose to Los Angeles, which will begin on September 20.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million guests a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide.