Alaska Airlines has announced new nonstop service between Kansas City International Airport and San Francisco International Airport — one of the positive spinoffs from the carrier’s recent acquisition of Virgin America three months ago.
The roughly four-hour daily nonstop flights between Kansas City and San Francisco will start on Sept. 13.
Justin Meyer, a deputy director for the Kansas City Aviation Department, said that United Airlines has been offering nonstop service between Kansas City and San Francisco for several years. In addition, Southwest Airlines offers nonstop service to Oakland.
Therefore, the new service announced Thursday represents Kansas City’s second daily nonstop route to San Francisco and its third to the Bay Area.
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