Alaska Airlines will begin new service between Portland in Oregon and Atlanta on August 26 and between Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth on September 16....

Alaska Airlines will begin new service between Portland in Oregon and Atlanta on August 26 and between Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth on September 16.

The Portland-Atlanta flight will replace one of Alaska Airlines’ two daily scheduled Seattle-Atlanta flights. The carrier will reduce its service frequency on the Seattle-Atlanta route to one daily flight starting August 26.


The 737-800 is the highest-selling model of the Boeing 737NG family and is the workhorse of the Alaska Airlines fleet, the carrier operating more 737-800s than any other 737 variant

The 737-800 is the highest-selling model of the Boeing 737NG family and is the workhorse of the Alaska Airlines fleet, the carrier operating more 737-800s than any other 737 variant

 

To promote its two new services from Portland, Alaska Airlines is offering $159 one-way fares between Portland and Atlanta for travel from August 26 through October 31; and $129 one-way fares between Portland and Dallas for travel from September 16 through November 20, 2013.

The introductory fares are available for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and must be purchased by May 10.

Alaska Airlines will offer double mileage points in its Mileage Plan frequent-flyer program on Portland-Atlanta flights for travel between August 26 and October 31, and on Portland-Dallas flights between September 16 and October 31,. To qualify, customers must register at www.alaskaair.com prior to their first qualifying flight.

“With today’s announcement, we will have committed to eight new routes from Portland within the last 12 months as we continue expansion of this hub,” says Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of planning and revenue management.

Harris adds: “With these new flights to Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth, our Portland-area customers will not only enjoy two new non-stop destinations, but seamless connecting opportunities throughout North America via our partners Delta Air Lines and American Airlines at their respective hubs in Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth.”

Alaska Airlines painted this Boeing 737-800 in a special retro 'Starliner' livery similar to the airline's colors in the 1940s to celebrate Alaska Airlines' 75th anniversary, and named the aircraft 'Starliner 75'

Alaska Airlines painted this Boeing 737-800 in a special retro ‘Starliner’ livery similar to the airline’s colors in the 1940s to celebrate Alaska Airlines’ 75th anniversary, and named the aircraft ‘Starliner 75’

 

Alaska Airlines’ Portland-Atlanta schedule will see its flight depart Portland International Airport (IATA code PDX) at 9:50 a.m. daily from August 26 and arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 5:35 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, the daily flight will push back from the gate at ATL at 5:10 p.m. and land at PDX at 7:30 p.m. local time.

The carrier’s Portland-Dallas/Fort Worth schedule will see its flight leave PDX at 10:15 a.m. daily from September 16 and touch down at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at 4:04 p.m. local time.

In the other direction, the return flight will depart DFW daily at 5:00 p.m. and get to PDX at 6:59 p.m. local time.

During the past year, Alaska Airlines has expanded its network of Portland services to Bozeman, Montana; Santa Barbara, California; Pasco, Washington; Washington Reagan National Airport serving Washington, D.C.; and Kauai in Hawaii. the airline  is also scheduled to begin flying between Portland and Fairbanks, Alaska, on June 9.

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