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02-05-14 - New Air Service: Alaska Airlines adds flights to the Pacific Northwest

02/05/2014

Reno-Tahoe International Airport is adding more air service for the region with additional non-stop flights to Portland and Seattle on Alaska Airlines.

Effective June 8, Alaska Airlines will offer two departures each day to Portland and five departures to Seattle. Alaska already serves these markets, but is adding frequency following a recent announcement that Southwest Airlines was leaving these markets.

“Alaska Airlines is a tremendous airline partner for the Reno-Tahoe region,” said Marily Mora, President/CEO of Reno-Tahoe International Airport. “They immediately recognized the value in the Portland and Seattle markets and stepped up to ensure no lapse in service.”

Alaska Airlines already served the Seattle market and recently began service between Reno and Portland in November 2013. Adding additional frequencies to both markets was a natural fit. 

“While we appreciate Alaska offering increased flights to the Pacific Northwest,” continued Mora, “it is now up to the community to fill those seats so we can maintain this level of service.”

The routes will be operated for Alaska by Horizon Air using 76-seat Bombardier Q400s. Travelers can enjoy Horizon’s award-winning onboard service, which includes complimentary Starbucks coffee, soft drinks, and (for passengers 21 and older) wines and microbrews.

Tickets are available for purchase through Alaska Airlines at www.renoairport.com.