Alaska Airlines' sister regional carrier Horizon Air is launching a new daily non-stop service between Portland International Airport in Oregon and Pasco in Washington...

Alaska Airlines’ sister regional carrier Horizon Air is launching a new daily non-stop service between Portland International Airport in Oregon and Pasco in Washington starting on August 27.

Horzon Air operates a fleet of Bombardier Q400 fast turboprop regional airliners.


“We’re proud to have served the Pasco community from Seattle for more than three decades and are delighted to offer a more convenient flight for travelers flying to and from Portland,” says Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing.

One of the many special-themed aircraft in Horizon Air's aircraft fleet is this Bombardier Q400 painted in the colors of the Boise State University Broncos football team

Pasco was the third city that Horizon Air began serving when the carrier started operations in September 1981, and one of three cities (with Kennewick and Richland) that make up the Tri-Cities region of Eastern Washington.

The new Portland-Pasco route enables passengers heading to California and Hawaii to connect to flights beyond Oregon, rather than first flying through Seattle.

To promote the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares from $69 for tickets purchased by April 16, for travel between August 27 and November 7, 2012. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through a reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. The promotional-fare tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are available for purchase on www.alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Horizon Air’s new Portland-Pasco service will depart daily from Portland International Airport (PDX) at 11:10 a.m. and arrive at Pasco’s Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) at 12:02 p.m. In the other direction, the Horizon Air flight is timed to leave PSC at 12:35 p.m. and to reach PDX at 1:30 p.m.

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