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Alaska Airlines to Launch Daily Portland, Ore.-Pasco, Wash., Service


SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines announced today it will launch a new daily nonstop flight between Portland, Ore., and Pasco, Wash., starting Aug. 27, on Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Horizon Air.

"We're proud to have served the Pasco community from Seattle for more than three decades and are delighted to offer a more convenient flight for travelers flying to and from Portland," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing.

Pasco represents the third city that Horizon Air began serving when the carrier started operations in September 1981, and one of three cities (with Kennewick and Richland) that make up the Tri-Cities region of Eastern Washington. The new Portland-Pasco route enables passengers heading to California and Hawaii to connect to flights beyond Oregon,

To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares from $69* for tickets purchased from April 3 to April 16, for travel Aug. 27 to Nov. 7, 2012. Tickets are available for purchase on www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Summary of new Portland-Pasco flights:


City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency
Aug 27 Portland-Pasco 11:10 a.m. 12:02 p.m. Daily
Aug 27 Pasco-Portland 12:35 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Daily
All times are based on local time zones

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, 2009, 2010 and 2011 North America Airline Satisfaction StudiesSM. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

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