Alaska Airlines is to resume daily nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Long Beach in California on March 12. The flights will be operated...

Alaska Airlines is to resume daily nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Long Beach in California on March 12.

The flights will be operated for Alaska Airlines by SkyWest Airlines with 70-seat Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets.


Alaska Airlines previously served the Portland-Long Beach route for about a year until April 2010.

This is the official logo of U.S. regional carrier SkyWest Airlines, whose parent SkyWest, Inc. is the world's largest regional-airline group

To re-introduce the service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares of $69 (plus government fees) between Portland and Long Beach. Tickets must be purchased by December 19 and can be used for travel between March 12 and May 16, 2012.

The introductory fare is only valid for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 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.

To purchase a ticket, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

“The addition of Portland-Long Beach gives our customers another conveniently timed alternative for traveling between the Pacific Northwest and Southern California,” says Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. Sprague said the Portland-Long Beach route will augment Alaska Airlines’ three-times-daily Seattle-Long Beach service.

Alaska Airlines’ schedule for the Portland-Long Beach service calls for its flight to deaprt Portland International Airport (PDX) at 12:40 p.m. daily and land at Long Beach Airport (LGB) at 2:55 p.m. In the other direction, the flight is timed to leave LGB at 5:00 p.m. and arrive at PDX at 7:20 p.m.

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