Alaska Airlines Inaugurates New Service Between Portland and the Big Island of Hawaii

SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Alaska Airlines launches new seasonal service today between Portland, Ore., and Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.

The new flights are in addition to the airline's existing service from Portland to Kahului, Maui, and Honolulu.

Summary of new Portland-Kona service: Date City pair Departure Arrival Frequency Nov 12-Apr 9 Portland-Kona 5:40 p.m. 9:50 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat Nov 12-Apr 9 Kona-Portland 9:25 a.m. 5 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat All times are based on local time zones.

Flights are available for booking today at or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).

The new flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights to Hawaii offer Hawaiian-themed beverage and meal service. Customers traveling to Hawaii are offered complimentary "Hula Blend" coffee, custom designed for Alaska Airlines by Seattle's Best Coffee, and exotic Hawaiian-themed meals-for-purchase in the main cabin for $6 or $7. Customers in the main cabin also receive complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a Mai Tai or passion-orange-guava juice.

With the new Portland-Kona service, Alaska Airlines offers 101 nonstop flights a week to four islands in Hawaii from Anchorage, Alaska, and six West Coast destinations.

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. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008, 2009 and 2010 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM).

For reservations, visit For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at

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