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Alaska Airlines announces new daily flying from Portland to three Midwest cities

Introductory one-way fares starting as low as $139 for tickets purchased by Aug. 5.

SEATTLE – Alaska Airlines is launching daily nonstop service from its Portland, Oregon, hub to three Midwest metropolises including Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Omaha, Nebraska, starting Feb. 18, 2016. The routes are in addition to new Portland – Austin, Texas service the carrier announced last month.
We continue to expand our Portland service portfolio with new non-stops to America’s Heartland,” said John Kirby, the airline’s vice president of capacity planning. “With these new routes, Alaska Airlines will offer more than three times the number of nonstop destinations from the Rose City than any other carrier.
The airline also is offering members of its Mileage Plan double miles on flights from Portland to Minneapolis and Kansas City. To qualify, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines’ Mileage Plan, register at and travel between Feb. 18 and March 18, 2016. Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online.
The daily flights will be operated by SkyWest Airlines with 76-seat E175 jets featuring 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach, and boasting cabin dimensions on par with a 737. Onboard amenities will include Alaska Beyond Delicious, featuring food and beverages sourced with items from iconic Pacific Northwest brands, and Inflight Internet access. The planes are also equipped with Alaska Beyond Entertainment, which offers free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices, First class customers will also enjoy power outlets at each seat.
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