Alaska to boost Portland services

Alaska Airlines will offer new daily nonstop service beginning Sept. 9
between Portland International Airport and Boston and Orlando, Fla.The
year-round flights will be available for purchase beginning this afternoon
at 800-ALASKA-AIR and beginning Wednesday at alaskaair.com .
  The new flights are Alaska Airlines’ first nonstop transcontinental
routes from Portland and mark the airline’s ongoing expansion in the Rose
City. The routes also continue Alaska’s transcontinental growth, bringing
its total number of transcontinental routes to eight.
  “We are pleased to bring Oregonians new opportunities to fly to the
East Coast nonstop, especially to the popular business and leisure
destinations of Boston and Orlando,” said Gregg Saretsky, Alaska Airlines’
executive vice president of marketing and planning. “More than 25 years
after Alaska and Horizon began service in Portland, both airlines continue
their commitment to providing the most direct and convenient service
possible.”
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