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Alaska Airlines Inaugurates Portland-Honolulu Service


Introductory fares starting at $169 available for flights between Portland and Kona

9/20/2010 8:33:31 AM

SEATTLE - Alaska Airlines today is launching daily service between Portland, Ore., and Honolulu. The airline already flies between Portland and Kahului, Maui, and will begin service between Portland and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, on Nov. 12, 2010.

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.

Alaska Airlines is offering introductory $169 one-way fares between Portland and Honolulu, and $179 one-way fares between Portland and Kona for tickets purchased by Sept. 27, 2010. Sale fares are available for travel between Portland and Honolulu, starting today through Feb. 16, 2011, and between Portland and Kona from Nov. 12, 2010, to Feb. 16, 2011.

Flights are available for booking today at alaskaair.com/pdx or by calling
1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

In addition to the introductory fare sale, all Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members are eligible to earn Double Miles when they fly between Portland and one of several cities. The cities include Anchorage, Alaska; Honolulu; Kahului, Maui; Kona; Medford, Ore.; Oakland, Calif.; Orange County, Calif.; Phoenix; Sacramento, Calif.; and Spokane, Wash. Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 31 for travel between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010. To qualify, customers must register at www.alaskaair.com/pdx.

Together Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air offer more nonstop flights (serving 26 different destinations), more daily flights (88 a day) and more California service (38 flights daily to 12 California destinations) from Portland International Airport than any other carrier. Customers can learn more at www.alaskaair.com/pdx.

Terms and conditions for one-way fares: Tickets between Portland and Honolulu must be purchased by Sept. 27 for travel from Sept. 20, 2010, through Feb. 16, 2011. Travel is available Monday through Thursday only. Tickets between Portland and Kona must be purchased by Sept. 27 for travel between Nov. 12, 2010, and Feb. 16, 2011. Travel is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only. Blackout dates for travel to Hawaii are: Oct. 6-7, Oct. 11, Nov. 19-21 and Dec. 16-27, 2010. Blackout dates for travel from Hawaii are: Oct. 6-7, Oct. 11, Nov. 27-28, and from Dec. 26, 2010, through Jan. 5, 2011.

Terms and conditions for Double Miles: Registration is required in order to receive Double Miles. Double Miles is valid only on qualifying paid flights booked by Dec. 31, 2010, and flown between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010. Double Miles is only valid on nonstop flights between Portland and select cities. Flight miles must be credited to the passenger's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account to earn Double Miles.

General terms and conditions: 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. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable: Airport Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.70 per segment (takeoff and landing), and September 11 Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement.

Other important information: All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. All fares, taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and other restrictions apply. Tickets are nonrefundable. Changes made at alaskaair.com incur a $75 per person change fee and any difference in fare. Ticket changes made through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or airport ticket counter incur a $100 per person change fee and any difference in fare. 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. See checked baggage policy at alaskaair.com for more details.

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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