Alaska Airlines has announced the addition of two new routes from Southern California.

Daily nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Austin begins on March 18, and will be boosted to three daily departures on May 20. The flights will operate aboard an Embraer 175 aircraft.

In addition, the airline plans daily nonstop flights between San Diego and New York JFK to begin on April 4, operating aboard Boeing 737s. Alaska says the new nonstop service is part of Alaska's growth to the Northeast from its West Coast hubs.

Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances, said the new routes enhance the carrier’s guest proposition in Southern California while providing “valuable connectivity to our global partners as we join Oneworld on March 31.”

This spring, the airline will also have nonstop service between San Diego and both Newark and Boston.

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