Alaska Airlines, Virgin America to relocate to Terminal 7 at JFK

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will move into Terminal 7 at New York´s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) by October 2017, the company said.

The move relocates the airlines´ two operations from Terminal 8 and Terminal 4, respectively. The co-location of the two airlines into one terminal will offer better international connections lays the groundwork for future growth at JFK.

Together, Alaska and Virgin America operate 14 flights a day to JFK from West Coast international gateways including Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco. Alaska and Virgin America fly nonstop from 28 destinations to New York City area airports, including Newark, where the two airlines are co-located in Terminal A.

The airlines will join Alaska Global Partners British Airways, Qantas and Icelandair in Terminal 7, providing convenient access to a combined 17 daily flights to destinations across Europe and Australia.

Alaska recently announced it will build an airport lounge at JFK, which will open in early 2018. Additional enhancements to the Terminal 7 airport experience, funded by an investment from British Airways, will help increase the efficiency of TSA security screening and provide new concessions for guests within the terminal.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers 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, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).