Alaska Airlines starting service between Portland-Reno/Tahoe and Portland-Tucson

By BA Staff

Alaska Airlines is growing again in Portland, Ore., with new nonstop flights between the Rose City and Tucson, Ariz., starting Nov. 1, and between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Nev., starting Nov. 8.

Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing said:

“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.”

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.”

Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, and board member of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board said:

“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. 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.”

Summary of new service:
Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Nov. 1 Portland-Tucson 9:15 a.m. 12:05**/1:05 p.m. Daily
Nov. 1 Tucson-Portland 12:35**/1:45 p.m. 3:30**/3:40 p.m. Daily
** Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 flight time differs due to daylight saving time adjustment.
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

All times based on local time zones

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 receive free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, A la Cart planeside baggage service, and complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews for passengers 21 years and older.

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