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Alaska Airlines Announces New Hawaii Flying from Portland, Ore., to Kauai

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Alaska Airlines Announces New Hawaii Flying from Portland, Ore., to Kauai08:00 EDT Thursday, May 17, 2012Introductory one-way fares starting at $199* offered through May 24SEATTLE, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines announced today it will offer four flights a week between Portland, Ore., and Kauai, Hawaii, starting Nov. 5. The new seasonal service is in addition to flights Alaska offers from Portland International Airport to Honolulu, Maui and Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii."We are thrilled to introduce service from Portland to the beautiful Garden Isle of the Hawaiian Islands," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing. "Alaska's 26 flights to Hawaii each week from Portland give our customers several convenient options and great low fares to visit some of the world's most beautiful beaches."Summary of new Portland-Kauai flights Start dateCity pair            Departs       Arrives   FrequencyNov 5?Apr 7Portland-Kauai      10:40 a.m.   3:05 p.m.  Mon, Wed, Fri, SunNov 6?Apr 7Kauai-Portland      noon           7:55 p.m.  Tue, Thu, Sat, SunAll times based on local time zones"Alaska Airlines' seasonal expansion of direct service to Kaua'i from Portland is outstanding news for Hawai'i's tourism economy," said Mike McCartney, president and chief executive officer of the Hawai'i Tourism Authority. "The four weekly flights is an indication of the continued demand for travel to the Hawaiian Islands and will help to distribute the benefits of tourism across our state. The HTA estimates the flights will provide $12.7 million in visitor spending and $1.4 million in tax revenue."To celebrate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory fares starting from $199* each way between Portland and Kauai. Tickets must be purchased by May 24 and can be used for travel from Portland to Kauai from Nov. 5 through Dec. 12, and for travel from Kauai to Portland from Nov. 6 through Dec. 24, 2012. Visit www.alaskaair.com to purchase a ticket or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).The flights will be operated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights will offer Alaska's Northern Bites meal service, which allows passengers in the main cabin to purchase a hot meal for $6 or a cheese and fruit platter for $7. The flights will also offer Alaska's digEplayer inflight entertainment system, a handheld video-on-demand device featuring first-run movies, television programs and other entertainment options. The digEplayers are complimentary in first class and available for $10 in the main cabin.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. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.* General terms and conditions: 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. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Other restrictions?such as day of week and blackout dates?may apply. Visit www.alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for more information.SOURCE Alaska AirlinesFor further information: Bobbie Egan, Alaska Airlines, +1-206-392-5101