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Horizon Air Adding Nonstop to its Eugene to Los Angeles Service

3/5/2007 9:31 a.m.

EUGENE, ORE. - Starting June 4th Horizon Air is making travel from Eugene faster and easier by adding nonstop service on one of its two daily flights to Los Angeles. The flight will depart Eugene at 6:00 a.m., with the return flight arriving back at 11:30 p.m.

A second flight each way will continue to depart Eugene in the afternoon and return from Los Angeles in the morning, making a stop in Redmond, each way. Both flights will be operated with 74- and 76-seat Bombardier Q400 high-speed turboprops.

"This new nonstop service is part of our initiative to use the new Q400 aircraft we're receiving to make traveling more convenient for our customers," said Patrick Zachwieja, Horizon vice president of marketing and planning. "We recognize the importance of the vital link between Eugene and Los Angeles for both business and vacation travel. The new nonstop will make it even easier for business travelers to fly to L.A, put in a full day of work in Southern California, and be home the same day."

Horizon Air has served Eugene since 1982 and currently offers 10 daily flights Sunday through Friday and 9 flights on Saturday, including service to Los Angeles, Portland, Redmond, Medford and Seattle.

"The return of the direct nonstop service to Los Angeles is huge, particularly for the business traveler where schedule is paramount," said Bob Noble, Eugene Airport manager. "The change emphasizes the importance of Eugene's connection with Los Angeles and this service provides the quickest way to get there."

Named 2007 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine, Horizon today serves 48 cities throughout California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and British Columbia and Alberta. Together, Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines serve 89 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK).