Alaska Airlines, Virgin America expand SFO hub with more schedule options

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America have reported plans to launch daily nonstop flights from San Francisco International Airport to Orange County, California; Minneapolis and Orlando, Florida, beginning the summer of 2017, the company said.

The additional flights mean Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will serve 20 of the top 25 destinations from San Francisco. Through the combination of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America, the company offers 113 daily flights to 32 destinations from three Bay Area airports.

The new four-times-daily service between San Francisco and Orange County builds on Alaska Airlines´ recent growth of intra-California flights. Together, Alaska and Virgin America offer fliers 71 daily intra-California flights to 12 destinations throughout the state.

Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and its regional partners, fly 39 million customers a year to more than 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba.

Virgin America is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group.