Alaska Airlines Launching Service Between Portland, Ore., and Reagan National Airport on Aug. 28

Fares start at $159* for new daily flights, double miles also offered

30 May, 2012, 12:40 ET from Alaska Airlines

SEATTLE, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today that it will start service between Portland, Ore., and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, following government approval of the schedule.

“"We are pleased to have received approval to start our service in August and offer residents of the greater Portland area the only nonstop flight to Washington, D.C.’s, close-in airport,"” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing.

Summary of new Portland, Ore.-Reagan National flights:

Start Date 

City pair                           




Aug. 28      

Portland-Reagan National    

9:30 a.m.       

5:40 p.m.      


Aug. 28       

Reagan National-Portland    

5:10 p.m.      

7:55 p.m.      


Times based on local time zones

No other carrier currently provides nonstop service to Reagan National from Portland International Airport. Alaska Airlines currently operates three other daily nonstop flights to Reagan National: two from Seattle and one from Los Angeles.

To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares from $159* for tickets purchased by June 13, 2012, for travel from Aug. 28 to Nov. 7, 2012.  Tickets are available for purchase on or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 800-392-0228). Members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan can also earn double miles on the new nonstop flights from Aug. 28 through Oct. 29, 2012.  To qualify, customers must first register at

The flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

* General terms and conditions: 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. Tickets are nonrefundable. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Other restrictions—such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements—may apply. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Fares include all taxes and fees, including the Sept. 11 Security Fee, are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice. Additional fees apply to check more than three bags and for overweight or oversized items. See or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for more information.

Terms and conditions for Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan double miles: Registration at prior to the first qualifying flight is required in order to receive double miles. Other rules and restrictions apply to double mile promotions. Visit for details.

SOURCE Alaska Airlines