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Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Portland-Honolulu Service

4/13/2010 10:12:04 AM

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines today announced it will add a second nonstop flight between Portland, Ore., and Hawaii, with year-round, daily service to Honolulu beginning Sept. 20, 2010. The airline already flies between Portland and Kahului, Maui.

"We're excited to provide our Portland customers with additional nonstop service to the Hawaiian Islands," said Joe Sprague, Alaska's vice president of marketing. "With its beautiful beaches, historic sites and endless sunshine, Honolulu is a great complement to our existing Portland-Maui nonstop service. Including these new flights, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will serve the Portland market with 90 daily departures — more than twice that of any other airline."

Summary of new service:

Start Date

City Pair

Departure Time Arrival Time Day of week Sep 20 Portland-Honolulu 7:25 a.m. 10:25 a.m. Daily Sep 20 Honolulu-Portland 11:25 a.m. 8:10 p.m. Daily Times are based on local time zones.

Flights will be available for booking on April 15, 2010, at alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228). They are timed for convenient connections to and from Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air points in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

The new flights are operated with fuel-efficient Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. Special Hawaiian-themed service includes Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a complimentary Mai Tai or POG juice, as well as Hawaiian-themed meal-for-purchase options for $6. Inflight service includes Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.

Alaska Airlines Vacations offers a full line of vacation packages for travel to the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Packages include air transportation, hotel accommodations, ground transportation and tours. For more information about Alaska Airlines Vacations, visit alaskaair.com/vacations.

Together, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air currently offer more nonstop flights (serving 27 different destinations), more daily flights (89) and more California service (39 flights daily to 13 California destinations) from Portland International Airport than any other carrier.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com

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