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Alaska Airlines Launching New Pacific Northwest Flying to Colorado Springs, Omaha, Reno and Tucson

Introductory one-way fares starting as low as $89* available through July 4

SEATTLE, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will inaugurate daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs, Colo., starting Nov. 1, and between Seattle and Omaha, Neb., starting Nov. 7. The carrier will also add nonstop flights between Portland, Ore., and Tucson, Ariz., starting Nov. 1, and between Portland and Reno, Nev., starting on Nov. 8, 2013.

"Alaska Airlines is thrilled to give our customers access to four great destinations from our Seattle and Portland hubs, including daily service to our newest destinations of Colorado Springs and Omaha," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "This new service provides convenient flight options for both business and leisure travelers, and further strengthens our growing network."

Summary of new service:

Seattle-Colorado Springs

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Nov. 1 

Seattle-Colorado Springs

6:20 p.m.

9:55 p.m.

Daily

Nov. 2

Colorado Springs-Seattle

8 a.m.

9:55 a.m.

Daily


Seattle-Omaha

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Nov. 7

Seattle-Omaha

10:40 a.m.

3:45 p.m.

Daily

Nov. 7

Omaha-Seattle

4:15 p.m.

5:45 p.m.

Daily


Portland-Reno

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Nov. 8

Portland-Reno

11:10 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Daily

Nov. 8

Reno-Portland

1:15 p.m.

2:50 p.m.

Daily


Portland-Tucson

Start date

City pair

Departs

Arrives

Frequency

Nov. 1

Portland-Tucson

9:15 a.m.

1:05 p.m.

Daily

Nov. 1

Tucson-Portland

1:35 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

Daily


All times based on local time zones.

To celebrate the new flights, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory one-way fares starting from $129* between Seattle and Colorado Springs; $169* between Seattle and Omaha; $89* between Portland and Reno; and $129* between Portland and Tucson. Tickets must be purchased by July 4 with travel between Colorado Springs-Seattle and Portland-Tucson completed between Nov. 1 and Jan. 31. Travel between Seattle-Omaha must be completed between Nov. 7 and Jan. 31 and travel between Portland-Reno must be completed between Nov. 8 and Jan. 31. For complete fare rules--including blackout dates and advance purchase requirements--visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

The new Portland-Reno flights will be flown for Alaska Airlines by Horizon Air using a 76-seat Bombardier Q400. The remaining flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines using a 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jet. Customers flying on flights operated by Horizon and SkyWest can enjoy free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, A la Cart planeside baggage service, and complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews for passengers 21 years and older.

Alaska Airlines last operated between Portland and Reno in 2009 and also served Portland-Tucson in 2003.

Note to media: High-definition b-roll of Alaska Airlines aircraft in operation is available for download at http://youtu.be/EYd7DKdqeSs. Photos are also available in the carrier's online image gallery at http://www.alaskasworld.com/newsroom/ASNews/photos.asp.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves 95 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines has ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates North America Airline Satisfaction StudySM for six consecutive years from 2008 to 2013. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

* General terms and conditions: Fare requires a 21-day advance purchase and is available for travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. All travel must be completed by Jan. 31, 2014. Fares include all taxes and fees including the September 11 Security Fee. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. 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. A $20 baggage fee will apply for each of the first three checked bags. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, including information about blackout days and other fare sale terms and conditions.

SOURCE Alaska Air Group

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