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Alaska Airlines adding two new destinations from its Portland hub

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on May 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm |
May 13, 2013 4:08 pm

Alaska Airlines continued its expansion of its Portland hub this month adding two new non-stop flights from that Oregon city to Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta.

The SeaTac-based airline will start the new Dallas flight Sept. 16 and the new Atlanta flight on Aug. 26.  Alaska will drop one of its two daily Sea-Tac-Atlanta flights when it adds the Portland flight.

“With today’s announcement, we will have committed to eight new routes from Portland within the last 12 months as we continue expansion of this hub,” Andrew Harrison, Alaska Air’s VP of planning and revenue management, said in a press release.

“With these new flights to Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth, our Portland-area customers will not only enjoy two new nonstop destinations, but seamless connecting opportunities throughout North America via our partners Delta Air Lines and American Airlines at their respective hubs in Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth,” Harrison said.

The new flights  continue Alaska Air’s schedule growth in Portland during the last 12 months . The airline added new routes to Bozeman, Mont., Santa Barbara, Calif., Pasco, Kauai, Hawaii, and Washington, D.C.  Alaska will add nonstop flights between Portland and Fairbanks, Alaska, on June 9.

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