Alaska Airlines Announces New Daily Nonstop Portland-Boston, Portland-Orlando Service

Alaska Airlines announced today it will offer new daily nonstop service beginning Sept. 9 between Portland International Airport and Boston and Orlando, Fla. The year-round flights will be...

Alaska Airlines announced today it will offer new daily nonstop service beginning Sept. 9 between Portland International Airport and Boston and Orlando, Fla. The year-round flights will be available for purchase beginning this afternoon at 800-ALASKA-AIR and beginning Wednesday at .

The new flights are Alaska Airlines’ first nonstop transcontinental routes from Portland and mark the airline’s ongoing expansion in the Rose City. The routes also continue Alaska’s transcontinental growth, bringing its total number of transcontinental routes to eight.

"We are pleased to bring Oregonians new opportunities to fly to the East Coast nonstop, especially to the popular business and leisure destinations of Boston and Orlando," said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska Airlines’ executive vice president of marketing and planning. "More than 25 years after Alaska and Horizon began service in Portland, both airlines continue their commitment to providing the most direct and convenient service possible."

To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $99 for Portland-Boston and Portland-Orlando flights. Customers must purchase their tickets by Feb. 8, 2007, and travel by Dec. 14, 2007. The airline also is offering Double Miles for Mileage Plan members who travel by Oct. 31, 2007. Additional restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Alaska Airlines Vacations also is offering seven-day vacation packages to Orlando and the Walt Disney World® Resort starting at $715. Vacation packages include round-trip airfare, a seven-day Magic Your Way Base Ticket, six nights of lodging at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and ground transfers on Disney’s Magical Express Service. All package prices are per person based on adult double occupancy. Customers must book and purchase vacation packages by Feb. 8, 2007, and travel by Dec. 14, 2007. Additional restrictions and blackout dates apply.

Portland-Boston flights will depart at 7:45 a.m. Pacific time and arrive at 4 p.m. Eastern time. Return flights will depart at 5 p.m. Eastern time and arrive at 8:20 p.m. Pacific time. Portland-Orlando flights will depart Portland at 9:25 p.m. Pacific time and arrive in Orlando at 5:45 a.m. Eastern time. Return flights will depart Orlando at 7 a.m. Eastern time and arrive in Portland at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time.

The new transcontinental flights will be operated on Boeing 737-700 aircraft, accommodating 12 passengers in first class and 112 in the main cabin. The flights will offer Alaska’s state-of-the-art digEplayer inflight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device offering customers first-run movies, television programs and other entertainment options. The digEplayer systems are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin. All flights will offer Alaska’s Northern Bites meals-for- purchase service, which allows coach passengers to purchase a meal onboard for $5.

Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, serve 34 destinations nonstop from Portland and offer more daily departures from Portland than any other airline. Horizon Air also will increase Portland service beginning Jan. 28, including more frequent flights to Las Vegas; Oakland, Calif.; Palm Springs, Calif.; and San Diego.

Alaska Airlines introduced transcontinental service in 2001 when the airline launched its Seattle-Washington, D.C. route. In addition to the new Portland flights, Alaska also flies nonstop transcontinental routes between Seattle and Boston, Newark, N.J., Washington, D.C., Orlando and Miami; and between Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

  * Airfare prices listed do not include (based on round-trip travel)
    airport passenger facility charges of up to $18 (amount depends on
    itinerary), federal segment tax of $3.40 per segment (takeoff and
    landing) on itinerary, and a U.S. security fee of $2.50 per
    enplanement. Airfare restrictions apply. Seats are limited and
    introductory fares may not be available on all flights or on all days.
    Blackout dates apply to travel Nov. 16, 17, 21, 24 and 26, 2007.
    Tickets are nonrefundable but can be changed for a $50 change fee and
    any applicable changes in fare. All fares are in U.S. dollars and are
    subject to change without notice. See for complete fare

  * Vacation package restrictions apply in addition to those listed above.
    Price is based on off-peak travel and prices will vary by date.
    Blackout dates of Nov. 16, 17, 21, 24 and 26 apply. All prices and
    rules are subject to change without notice and subject to availability.
    All terms and conditions of Alaska Airlines Vacations apply. See for complete vacation package rules.

Alaska Airlines and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 89 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. For reservations visit . For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at .

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