Horizon Air Announces Summer Flight Schedule Changes
3/22/2010 7:18 a.m.
SEATTLE — Horizon Air today announced several changes to its summer schedule. The new schedule increases service in several markets while refining others to meet shifting summer demand.
The summer schedule focuses on increased service in the states of Montana, California and Idaho as well as the cities of Reno, Nevada and Portland, Ore. Below is a market-by-market listing. All changes take effect on June 6, unless noted otherwise.
- Portland to Burbank and Ontario: Horizon is adding a new flight between Portland and Burbank and a new flight between Portland and Ontario. Both will operate five days a week (excluding Tuesdays and Saturdays) to meet increased seasonal demand for service to Southern California from Portland. Horizon currently flies three times a day between Portland and both Burbank and Ontario.
- Portland-San Francisco: Horizon is adding a sixth daily flight between Portland and San Francisco.
- Reno to Los Angeles and Seattle: Horizon is adding a fourth daily flight between Reno and Los Angeles. Additionally, it is adding two new daily flights between Seattle and Reno, increasing its daily service between these two cities to five.
- Seattle to Billings, Bozeman, Kalispell and Missoula: Horizon is increasing service between four Montana cities and Seattle. Billings will receive a third daily flight. Bozeman will receive two nonstop flights (one changed from a one-stop, and a newly added nonstop flight) for a total of three. Starting June 13, Kalispell will receive a third flight and Missoula will receive a fourth flight.
- Sun Valley to Los Angeles and Seattle: Horizon will resume summer season service to Sun Valley with one daily flight from Seattle starting May 28 and one daily flight from Los Angeles starting June 26.
- Portland-Long Beach: Starting April 20, Horizon will permanently discontinue its two daily nonstop flights between Portland and Long Beach. Service from Portland to Long Beach will continue to be available via a connection in Seattle.
- Palm Springs-Sacramento: Horizon will reduce its daily flight between Palm Springs and Sacramento to twice a week for the summer off-season, operating the route on Fridays and Sundays only. Daily service will resume in the fall.
- Yakima-Seattle: Horizon will reduce flights between Yakima and Seattle to three, down from four, to reflect the traditionally weaker demand that starts with the summer season.
- Billings-Helena: Horizon will permanently discontinue nonstop service between Billings and Helena. A flight that is currently routed Billings-Helena-Seattle will instead operate nonstop between Billings and Seattle for a total of three daily nonstops for the summer. Both of the two daily flights from Helena and Great Falls to Seattle will be combined on one routing in combinations of nonstop and direct (one-stop) service.
- Eugene-Redmond: Horizon will permanently stop operating nonstop service between Eugene and Redmond. A flight that is currently routed Eugene-Redmond-Los Angeles will instead operate nonstop between Redmond and Los Angeles. Eugene passengers traveling to Los Angeles will continue to have several connection opportunities through Portland and Seattle.
Horizon serves 48 cities throughout Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Baja California Sur (Mexico), and British Columbia and Alberta (Canada). Together, Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines serve more than 90 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK).