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Alaska Airlines Resumes Service Between Portland, Ore. and Long Beach, Calif.

SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines today announced it will resume daily nonstop service between Portland, Ore., and Long Beach, Calif., starting March 12, 2012. Alaska Airlines previously served Portland-Long Beach for about one year until April 2010.

"The addition of Portland-Long Beach gives our customers another conveniently timed alternative for traveling between the Pacific Northwest and Southern California," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. Sprague said the route augments the carrier's thrice-daily Seattle-Long Beach service.

Summary of new Portland-Long Beach flights:
 

Start date

City pair

Departs Arrives Frequency
Mar 12 Portland-Long Beach 12:40 p.m. 2:55 p.m. Daily
Mar 12 Long Beach-Portland 5 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Daily
All times based on local time zones


To introduce the service, Alaska Airlines is offering $69* one-way fares between Portland and Long Beach. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 19, and can be used for travel between March 12 and May 16, 2012. Visit www.alaskaair.com to purchase a ticket or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

The flights will be operated for Alaska Airlines by SkyWest Airlines with a 70-seat Bombardier CRJ-700 regional jet.

About Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve 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.

About SkyWest Airlines

SkyWest Airlines is the world's largest independently owned regional airline. With a fleet of 315 aircraft, SkyWest's more than 11,000 aviation professionals operate more than 1,600 flights each day to 153 destinations throughout North America. As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world's largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Alaska Airlines and US Airways. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah.

*General terms and conditions: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. The fare is valid for travel on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees: Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), U.S. Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing), Sept. 11 Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement, and U.S. government excise tax of $8.20. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. All customers traveling solely within the state of Alaska may check three bags free of charge. Other restrictions may apply. See www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for more information.

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