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Alaska Airlines announces new seasonal flights for this summer

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SEATTLE: Alaska Airlines is bringing four new markets to customers in the Rose City. New seasonal service will include Portland-Philadelphia starting May 22; Portland-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, starting June 5; and Portland-Baltimore starting June 6. New nonstop service between Portland-Albuquerque will start Aug. 18 and operate year-round.

“We’re super excited to launch four new nonstop daily routes from Portland, further enhancing our offerings for our guests in the Rose City,” said John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning. “At 55 nonstop destinations and counting, we continue to connect our valued Portland customers to the places they want to go.”

“We’re happy that Alaska is once again expanding its network from PDX with four new service announcements,” said David Zielke, Port of Portland director of air service development.

“Albuquerque, Baltimore and Philadelphia offer Portland-area travelers more convenient nonstop options. And, until now, Milwaukee was one of the top 10 markets to which Portland didn’t have nonstop service. As a University of Wisconsin graduate, I am particularly excited by this new nonstop route. Go Badgers!”

Flights between Portland and Philadelphia and Portland and Baltimore will be operated with fuel-efficient Boeing 737 aircraft. Flights between Portland and Milwaukee will be operated by SkyWest Airlines and flights between Portland and Albuquerque will be operated by Horizon Air. Both carriers will serve the routes with 76-seat E175 jets, which feature 12 seats in first class, 12 seats in premium class and 52 seats in the main cabin. The E175 boasts cabin dimensions on par with a narrow-body jet.

Tickets for the new routes will go on sale today. To purchase tickets on Alaska Airlines, visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 for Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services).

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.

Summary of new service:

Start date End date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
May 22 Aug 25 Portland-Philadelphia 8:39 p.m. 4:50 a.m. Daily 737
May 23 Aug 26 Philadelphia-Portland 6:05 a.m. 8:47 a.m. Daily 737

 

Start date  End date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
June 5 Aug 25 Portland-Milwaukee 11:10 p.m. 5:02 a.m. Daily E175
June 6 Aug 26 Milwaukee-Portland 7:15 a.m. 9:47 a.m. Daily E175

 

Start date End date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
June 6 Aug 26 Portland-Baltimore 9:30 a.m. 5:38 p.m. Daily 737
June 6 Aug 26 Baltimore-Portland 4:50 p.m. 7:32 p.m. Daily 737

 

Start date End date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Aircraft
Aug 18 Yearound Portland-Albuquerque 8 a.m. 11:45 a.m. Daily E175
Aug 18 Yearound Albuquerque-Portland 5:55 p.m. 7:55 p.m. Daily E175

Flight times based on local time zones.

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