Horizon plots Palm Springs addition

Horizon Air will inaugurate new once-daily, nonstop jet service between San Jose and Palm Springs, Calif.The seasonal service will run through April 6, 2008.

Additionally, Horizon is adding a nonstop jet flight between Portland, Ore., and Palm Springs for the winter season to supplement Alaska Airlines’ seasonal nonstop flight between the two cities. Horizon’s flight on this route will also run from Nov. 4 through April 6, 2008.

“This is in direct response to rising demand from vacationers in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest for convenient flights to Palm Springs, which continues to strengthen its reputation as a world-class resort destination,” said Dan Russo, Horizon’s director of marketing and communications.

The new flights will be operated with 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jets and feature Horizon’s special brand of inflight service, including snacks, Starbucks coffee, and wine and microbrews at no extra charge.