Horizon Air will operate the flights with 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops and will fly the services from June 5 through August 27.

Alaska Airlines’ sister regional carrier Horizon Air is launching daily summer seasonal service between Portland, Oregon and the Montana cities of Billings and Missoula from June 5.

Horizon Air will operate the flights with 76-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops and the services will continue through August 27.


The new flights are in addition to Horizon Air’s two daily flights to Billings and three daily flights to Missoula from Seattle.

Alaska Air Group regional carrier Horizon Air has painted one of its Bombardier Q400 turboprops in the colors of Montana State University. The carrier has painted several of its Q400s in the colors of particular universities and says the university theme-liveried aircraft are very popular with passengers

“These nonstop flights between Portland and two of Montana’s largest cities will provide customers with convenient connections to Alaska Airlines’ hubs and easy access to our route network,” says Joe Sprague, the airline’s vice president of marketing.

The schedule for Horizon Air’s Billings-Portland route will see its daily flight depart Billings Logan International Airport (BIL) at 2:20 p.m. and reach Portland International Airport (PDX) at 3:35 p.m. local time. In the other direction, Horzon Air’s flight is timed to leave PDX at 3:45 p.m. and land at BIL at 6:44 p.m. local time.

Horizon Air’s schedule for the Missoula-Portland route calls for its daily flight to depart Missoula International Airport (MSO) at 1:17 p.m. and reach PDX at 1:56 p.m. local time. In the other direction, the carrier’s flight is timed to leave PDX at 2:35 p.m. and touch down at MSO at 5:07 p.m. local time.

Horizon Air, the sister regional carrier of Alaska Airlines in Alaska Air Group, has painted one of its Bombardier Q400s in the colors of the University of Montana. The aircraft is one of several that Horizon Air has given specially themed liveries representing particular universities

The new flights are available for purchase at www.alaskaair.com or by calling (800) ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228).

Horizon Air’s Q400 turboprop is among the most environmentally friendly regional aircraft, burning 30 per cent to 40 per cent less fuel and producing an equally lower amount of emissions (and 10 decibels less noise) than comparable jets.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, which are both subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group, together serve more than 90 cities in Alaska, the lower 48 U.S. states, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.