Alaska Airlines inaugurates new flights between Portland, Oregon and Newark, New Jersey

SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines today launches new flights between Portland, Oregon and Newark, New Jersey, the airline’s first nonstop flight between Portland and the New York City area.

"Alaska Airlines continues to meet Rose City residents’ needs with more nonstop flights to popular destinations," said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of capacity planning. "Our new flight offers Portland-area customers convenient access to Northern New Jersey and lower Manhattan, and is the only daytime nonstop flight from Portland to Newark."

Earlier this year, the Federal Aviation Administration approved Alaska’s request to operate four additional daily flights to Newark. New service between San Diego and Newark starts later this month, while new service between Newark and San Jose, California and a third daily flight between Newark and Seattle begin in spring 2017.

Summary of new service:

Start date

City pair




Nov. 10


6:55 a.m.

2:55 p.m.


Nov. 10


3:55 p.m.

7:05 p.m.



Flight times based on local time zones.

Alaska is operating the new flights with fuel-efficient, next generation Boeing 737 aircraft. Customers can enjoy free entertainment on their own devices and power at every seat, as well as Northwest-inspired food and beverages, such as Beecher’s Flagship cheese, and exclusively blended Canoe Ridge wine.

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Alaska Airlines, together with its regional partners, flies 32 million customers a year to more than 110 cities with an average of 970 daily flights throughout the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Mexico and soon Cuba. With Alaska’s global airline partners, customers can earn and redeem miles to more than 800 destinations worldwide. Onboard, customers are invited to make the most of their flight with amenities like power outlets at every seat, streaming entertainment direct to their device, Wi-Fi and an inspired food and beverage selection featured on most flights. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Carriers in North America" in the J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study for nine consecutive years from 2008 to 2016. Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs" in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). Learn more on the airline’s newsroom, blog,, @AlaskaAir, and


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