SEATTLE, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is growing again in Portland, Ore., with new nonstop flights between the Rose City and Tucson, Ariz., today, and between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Nev., starting Nov. 8.
"Alaska Airlines is proud to give our customers two new destinations from our Portland hub, with daily flights to the sun and sights of Tucson, as well as to Reno—'the biggest little city in the world' with Tahoe's world-class ski areas nearby," said Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing.
To help celebrate the airline's new service to Reno/Tahoe, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley will join Portland passengers for the inaugural flight. Moseley, Chief Mountain Host at Squaw Valley, one of Tahoe's premiere ski areas, recently competed on "Skating with the Stars."
"We've been working hard to bring new air service to the Tahoe region, and we're thrilled about the addition of the Alaska Airlines flight," said Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, and board member of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board. "With the increased access, we're thrilled to welcome new skiers and riders from the Pacific Northwest to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows this winter."
Reno-Tahoe International Airport is located just 45 minutes from many of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts, including Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows—making it a great airport for skiers and riders seeking winter fun in the mountains.
Summary of new service:
** Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 flight time differs due to daylight saving time adjustment.
All times based on local times zones.
Alaska Airlines is offering one-way fares starting from $64* between Portland and Reno/Tahoe and $129* between Portland and Tucson. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 3 for travel through Feb. 28, 2014. 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).
Alaska Airlines' Portland-Tucson flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines using 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jets. Portland-Reno/Tahoe flights will be flown for Alaska by Horizon Air using 76-seat Bombardier Q400s. Customers 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 served Portland-Tucson in 2003.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 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.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley's one-, two- or three-bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slope-side lodging experience.
About Alpine Meadows
Alpine Meadows' seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 13 lifts. With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoe's longest skiing and boarding seasons.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts, six terrain parks and 270+ trails at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.
* General terms and conditions: Fares require a 14-day advance purchase and are available for travel Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. All travel must be completed by Feb. 28, 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 but can be changed for a $125 change fee. A $25 baggage fee will apply for each of the first two checked bags. Additional bags and overweight or oversize items cost $75 each. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, including information about blackout days, other fare sale terms and conditions, and checked baggage policy.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines
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