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Alaska Airlines Adds Summer Service From Portland To Billings And Missoula, Montana

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines today announced it is adding summer seasonal service between Portland, Ore., and Billings, Mont., and between Portland and Missoula, Mont., starting June 5, 2011. The new flights are in addition to the carrier's two daily flights to Billings and three daily flights to Missoula from Seattle. The flights will be operated for Alaska by Horizon Air using 76-seat Bombardier Q400s.

"These nonstop flights between Portland and two of Montana's largest cities will provide customers with convenient connections to Alaska Airlines' hubs and easy access to our route network," said Joe Sprague, the airline's vice president of marketing.

Summary of new flights

Date City Pair

Departure Arrival Frequency June 5-Aug 27 Billings-Portland 2:20 p.m. 3:35 p.m. Daily June 5-Aug 27 Portland-Billings 3:45 p.m. 6:44 p.m. Daily June 5-Aug 27 Missoula-Portland 1:17 p.m. 1:56 p.m. Daily June 5-Aug 27 Portland-Missoula

2:35 p.m. 5:07 p.m. Daily Times are based on local time zones
The new flights are available for purchase today at www.alaskaair.com or by calling (800) ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Horizon Air's Q400 turboprop is among the most environmentally friendly regional aircraft, burning 30 percent to 40 percent less fuel and producing an equally lower amount of emissions (and 10 decibels less noise) than comparable jets.

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

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