Alaska Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Virgin America have all scheduled August start dates for their new “beyond perimeter” services from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to destinations beyond the 1,250-mile radius to which U.S. law restricts most flights from the airport.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Alaska Airlines for service to Portland, Oregon; JetBlue Airways for San Juan, Puerto Rico; Southwest Airlines for Austin, Texas; and Virgin America for San Francisco.

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Spirit Airlines is launching daily service on June 21 between Dallas/Fort Worth and Portland, Oregon. Portland will be Spirit Airlines’ 15th non-stop destination from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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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.

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Virgin America is launching service to Portland International Airport in Oregon on June 5, offering two daily non-stop flights from Los Angeles International Airport and one daily non-stop flight from San Francisco International Airport.

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The airline’s bid, one of at least seven expected for the DOT awards of four slot-pairs for longer-haul flights at Washington Reagan National Airport, would provide non-stop service from Washington National to Portland in Oregon and San Diego.

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Regional carrier SeaPort Airlines is launching a new service linking Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington state with Portland International Airport in Oregon on March 1.

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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.

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Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States partly powered by biofuel, starting on November 9. The flights will link Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with Washington D.C. and Portland, Oregon.

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Alaska Airlines is launching nonstop daily service between Seattle and Kansas City in Missouri starting March 12, 2012. Meanwhile, sister regional carrier Horizon Air is launching new seasonal service between Palm Springs and San Jose, California starting February 17, 2012.

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The aircraft features the Portland Timbers’ name and logo in the team’s trademark colors, with a rising sun across the forward part of the fuselage.

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

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Seasonal service to Portland International Airport will begin on May 26, while JetBlue Airways plans to begin the only nonstop service from Boston Logan to Santiago de los Caballeros in the Dominican Republic on June 17.

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Air Canada is continuing to fortify its Toronto hub and strengthen its position as the biggest carrier on routes between Canada and the United States with the launch on June 17 of the only daily, non-stop flights linking Toronto with San Diego and Portland, Oregon.

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Alaska Airlines is launching daily service between San Diego and Kahului, Maui and its sister regional carrier Horizon Air is starting four-times-daily service between the Silicon Valley-area city of San Jose and Los Angeles.

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Alaska Airlines is launching year-round, daily service between Portland, Oregon and Honolulu on September 20.

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Air Canada and its regional-airline partners are introducing new services to seven more American cities, fortifying Air Canada’s Toronto hub and strengthening its position as the airline which operates the most daily flights between Canada and the United States.

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Alaska Airlines has begun daily nonstop service between Portland, Oregon and Chicago O’Hare International Airport, which is one of a series of new Portland routes introduced by the carrier this year.

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