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Alaska Airlines
Alaska's new route becomes the first nonstop flight to the “Big Easy” from Portland

Alaska Airlines is continuing to expand the destinations it flies from Portland with the launch of the first nonstop flight to New Orleans beginning this January. The airline's daily service will operate until next spring, including during Mardi Gras—New Orleans’ largest annual celebration. Guests can purchase tickets starting June 19 on alaskaair.com.



The vibrant city of New Orleans will be Alaska’s 55th nonstop destination from Portland International Airport when service begins in January. The daily flight will conveniently depart PDX in the morning on the mainline aircraft for guests to enjoy an afternoon in the Big Easy and return to Portland in the evening.


Portland – New Orleans service 


Alaska Airlines has grown their PDX presence with new routes, including daily, nonstop flights to Nashville that began this spring and to Atlanta, which is scheduled to begin on October 1. The airline has also kept convenience in mind for guests traveling to and from Portland by significantly adding more flights throughout the day to some of the existing and popular destinations – bringing Alaska Airlines to an average of 100+ daily departures from Portland this summer, including Anchorage, Ontario, Reno and Santa Rosa.  

Alaska is excited about the future in Portland where they are designing the new Alaska Lounge. It’s currently scheduled to open in the 2026 timeframe with almost 14,000 square feet of space that will provide nearly double the seating of the current Lounge spaces. Lounge members and guests will enjoy a barista station with hand-crafted espresso beverages and drip coffee from Stumptown; complimentary beer, wine and house spirits; the signature Loungers to relax in; and a custom fireplace.   

All Alaska's guests—whether in Portland or across their expanding network—can take advantage of a premium travel experience on their next Alaska flight. Alaska Airlines is the West Coast’s premier airline offering flyers the most legroom in First Class* and Premium Class; no change fees; multiple fare offerings; the most generous loyalty program with the fastest path to elite status; 30 Global Partners; and West Coast food and beverage on board.    


* Out of any U.S. legacy airline excluding lie-flat seats

Jun 24, 2024

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