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Alaska Airlines Announces Increased Summer Flights to Las Vegas, California, and More

The airline detailed its summer schedule from Portland, Oregon.

<p>Chad Slattery/Courtesy of Alaska Airlines</p>

Chad Slattery/Courtesy of Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is expanding its presence from Portland, Oregon, with an increased seat capacity of more than 25 percent, the carrier announced Monday.

"We've been the largest carrier in Portland for more than 20 years,” said Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines, in a statement. “We don't take that for granted. It's important for us to provide our guests with a variety of convenient flight options at PDX, along with the addition of new routes. We know travelers have a choice, and we want them to fly with us.”

This summer, Portland is poised for a record schedule with more than 20 daily departures, including recently announced flights to Nashville and Miami.  Along with the announcement, Alaska will increase frequencies on several popular routes along the West Coast and beyond:

  • Las Vegas: 5x daily

  • Phoenix: 4x daily

  • Sacramento: 4x daily

  • Ontario, Calif.: 3x daily

  • Reno: 3x daily

  • Bend, Ore.: 2x daily

  • Dallas-Fort Worth: 2x daily

  • Denver: 2x daily

  • Fresno, Calif.: 2x daily

  • Medford, Ore.: 2x daily

That’s not all for Alaska’s growth plans from its Portland hub. Due to increased demand, several seasonal routes from the Rose City to Billings, Mont., Kansas City, and Minneapolis will be renewed through the end of 2024.

In total, Alaska plans to serve 53 nonstop destinations from this Pacific Northwestern airport. Along with the announcement, the airline has shared that its new 10,000-square-foot airport lounge at Portland International Airport is scheduled to open by 2026 to complement the major capacity growth.

The announcement comes weeks after Alaska reintroduced the 737 MAX-9 into service after the mid-air blowout incident. At the end of January, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the inspection and maintenance process of the 65 MAX-9 aircraft Alaska has in its fleet.

To thank loyal travelers through the service disruption, Alaska is currently offering a promotion for double elite-qualifying miles (EQMs) on flights flown through the end of the month. 

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