November 13, 2008

Alaska Airlines to Launch Nonstop Service Between Portland and Long Beach

Alaska Airlines has announced that it will launch a new twice-daily nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Long Beach, California, starting February 8, 2009.

The airline also announced that it will add a second nonstop flight between Anchorage and Chicago, operating June 7, 2009 through August 22, 2009. Alaska Airlines will operate the new routes with Boeing 737 aircraft.

Steve Jarvis, vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience at Alaska Airlines, said: "The new Portland-Long Beach route and the second Anchorage-Chicago nonstop are part of the airline's strategy to redeploy flights in markets that strengthen its Pacific northwest and Alaska route structure."