Alaska’s Longest Flight, Anchorage to New York, Begins Today

Back in October Alaska Airlines announced its intention to begin daily, summer seasonal service between Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Those flights begin today and mark the only nonstop service between the two airports.

In the announcement regarding service, Alaska states that the new route offers New Yorkers an easier option to get away and enjoy the wilds of Alaska with its countless outdoor adventures, rich Alaska Native culture, wild Alaska seafood, jaw-dropping scenery and history-filled towns.

Alaska is flying between Anchorage and New York this summer
Alaska is flying nonstop between Anchorage and New York this summer.

Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice President of Alaska for Alaska Airlines, had this to say about the service:

“Alaskans love travel options and love them even more when they include nonstop flights. Our new service to New York JFK is a perfect addition to our flight schedule for Alaskans wanting some adventure in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, and for New Yorkers eager for new experiences in our great state.”

Marilyn Romano, Regional Vice President for Alaska

Alaska Airlines Anchorage-New York Flight Info

At 3,385 miles, the Anchorage to New York-JFK route is the longest scheduled flight in the Alaska system. The flight is operated with Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft featuring the longest range of any aircraft in the Alaska Airlines fleet. Alaska’s 737-8’s feature 12 First Class, 20 Premium (extra legroom Economy), and 117 Economy seats.

The daily flights are blocked at 7 hours and 3 minutes heading east and 7 hours and 45 minutes headed west. The flights will operate on the following schedule.

Anchorage (ANC) – New York (JFK)
AS 607 Departs: 8:00p Arrives: 7:03a (+1)

New York (JFK) – Anchorage (ANC)
AS 615 Departs: 9:45a Arrives: 1:30p

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Flights between Anchorage and New York will operate daily on Boeing 737-8 aircraft through August 19th.

Alaska offers a robust hub in Anchorage, connecting communities across the state. The airline also offers service from Anchorage to 14 destinations in the continental United States and Hawaii.

In addition to the new New York-JFK service, Alaska flies nonstop to to Chicago (ORD), Denver (DEN), Honolulu (HNL) , Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Phoenix (PHX), Portland (PDX), Salt Lake City (SLC), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA) and Seattle/Everett (PAE).

Flights between Anchorage and New York-JFK are currently on sale at


Alaska is connecting Anchorage and New York with nonstop, daily service this summer. The route will be the airline’s longest at over 3,000 miles and 7+ hours. We have always enjoyed our trips to New York and it’s fun to see Alaska try this route for the summer season.

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