Alaska Airlines is ramping up their growth in Portland, Oregon, with the addition of over 20 daily departures for summer 2024, a 25 percent increase in capacity versus summer 2023.
On Monday (February 12, 2024), Alaska Airlines announced a schedule expansion in Portland, Oregon (PDX) for summer 2024, with the addition of over 20 daily departures. This represents a year-over-year capacity increase of 25 percent. Alaska’s winter/spring seasonal service between Portland and Redmond/Bend has been so popular that the carrier has added a second daily roundtrip starting October 1st, 2024. The carrier has also extended their nonstop seasonal flying from Portland to Billings, Kansas City and Minneapolis until the end of the year. Alaska Airlines currently serves 53 nonstop destinations from Portland, including new direct service to Miami which started on November 17, 2023. Additionally, year-round flights to Nashville will start on March 14, 2024. For summer 2024, Alaska will operate an average of over 100 daily departures from Portland.
In Monday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ VP – Revenue Management and Network Planning, Kirsten Amrine, 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.”
Also commenting on Alaska’s Portland expansion, the Port of Portland’s Chief Aviation Officer, Dan Pippenger, said,
“We’re thrilled about the added flights out of PDX. As our largest carrier, more Alaska flights means even more options for travelers, whether they’re flying cross-country or within the state. And the increase in service means more visitors for our concession and ground travel partners – the local businesses that are the heart of our region and bring so much excitement to our airport.”
Alaska's Summer/Fall 2024 Increased Service From Portland, Oregon (PDX) - Courtesy Alaska Airlines
Additionally, Alaska Airlines is putting the final touches on the design of their new 10,000 square foot Flagship Lounge at PDX, which is scheduled to open in the 2025-26 timeframe. The design will be infused with the Pacific Northwest spirit, with thoughtful touches like the carrier’s Flagship Lounge at the N Concourse in Seattle. Members and guests will also be able to enjoy a barista station with hand-crafted espresso beverages and drop coffee from Stumptown, and complimentary beer, wine and house spirits. The lounge will also feature signature loungers and a custom fireplace.
Source: Alaska Airlines