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Alaska Airlines is making it easier for guests flying to and from Portland International Airport (PDX) to get to their destinations with less connections. The airline has added more than 20 daily departures and increased overall capacity by 25%. It’s the dominant carrier in Portland and it looks like it has no plans for that to change.
Alaska currently serves 53 nonstop destinations from Portland International Airport (PDX). Back in June, it announced that it was adding nonstop service to Miami International Airport (MIA) on November 17th. Year-round flights to Nashville International Airport (BNA) will begin on March 14th.
Routes with Increased Service to/from Portland International Airport (PDX):
- Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) (increases to 2x daily on October 1st)
- Denver International Airport (DEN) (increases to 2x daily on October 1st)
- Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT) (increases to 2x daily on October 1st)
- Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) (increases to 5x daily on August 20th)
- Rogue Valley International Medford Airport (MFR) (increases to 2x daily on October 1st)
- Ontario International Airport (ONT) (increases to 3x daily on August 20th)
- Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) (increases to 4x daily on October 1st)
- Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) (increases to 3x daily on August 20th)
- Sacramento International Airport (SMF) (increases to 4x daily on August 20th)
Alaska Airlines is also building out a new Flagship Lounge in Portland. The 10,000-square-foot lounge will open between 2025 and 2026. This will double the seating currently offered. The decor will showcase the Pacific Northwest similar to the Flagship Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Lounge guests will enjoy a barista station with hand-crafted espresso beverages and drip coffee from Stumptown; complimentary beer, wine and house spirits; their signature loungers to relax in; and a custom fireplace.
Kirsten Amrine, Vice President of Revenue Management and Network Planning for Alaska Airlines, said:
We’ve been the largest carrier in Portland for more than 20 years. 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.”
Anthony’s Take: I was just in Portland a few weeks ago. It’s a manageable airport and one with lots of potential. It’s great to see Alaska investing so much in new routes and an upcoming lounge.
(Featured Image Credit: Alaska Airlines.)
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