Alaska Airlines Launches Daily Nonstop Portland-Orlando, Portland-Boston Service

Customers earn double miles through Oct. 31
9/7/2007 8:04 am (PT)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Alaska Airlines will launch daily nonstop service starting
Sept. 8 between Portland and Orlando, Fla., and Sept. 9 between Portland and Boston.

To celebrate the new service, customers who travel by Oct. 31, 2007, will earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles. For a limited time, Alaska Airlines Vacations also is offering special discounts on complete vacation packages from Portland to the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando. Reservations, tickets and Mileage Plan information are available at alaskaair.com or (800) ALASKAAIR.

"Our new Boston and Orlando service expands the nonstop options available from Portland International Airport," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska's vice president of sales, marketing and customer experience. "The flights will give customers from Portland — and those connecting from throughout the Pacific Northwest — more convenient and frequent opportunities to visit two of the most popular East Coast destinations."
     
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.
     
Portland-Boston flights will depart at 7 a.m. Pacific time and arrive at 3:15 p.m. Eastern time. Return flights will depart at 4:15 p.m. Eastern time and arrive at 7:35 p.m. Pacific time.
     
The flights will be operated on Boeing 737-700 aircraft, accommodating 12 passengers in first class and 112 in the main cabin. All flights will offer Alaska's Northern Bites meals-for-purchase service, which allows passengers in the main cabin to purchase a meal onboard for $5. The flights also will offer Alaska's digEplayer inflight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device featuring first-run movies, television programs and other entertainment options. The digEplayers are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin.

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. Last fall, Alaska launched seasonal nonstop service between Portland and the Mexican resort destinations of Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

Alaska introduced transcontinental service in 2001 when the airline launched its Seattle-Washington, D.C. route. In addition to the new Portland flights, Alaska 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.

·Terms and conditions for double miles apply. Registration is required and must be completed prior to the customer's first qualifying flight. Double miles valid only on nonstop qualifying paid flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines between Portland and Boston and Portland and Orlando. Travel must be between Sept. 9 and Oct. 31, 2007. Flight miles must be credited to the customer's Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account in order to earn the double mile bonus. Not valid for free or award travel. Double miles are based on actual or minimum flight miles. Bonus miles do not count toward MVP or MVP Gold Status. Please allow four to six weeks for travel and bonus miles to be credited. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Double miles subject to change without notice.

Alaska Airlines and its sister carrier, Horizon Air, serve 92 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Canada and Mexico. This year Alaska Airlines celebrates its 75th anniversary, marking the airline's growth from a single-aircraft operation in 1932 to one of the largest U.S. carriers. For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.