Posted on: 05 November 2015 by Mark Howells
Four new Alaska Airlines routes – between: Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas; Eugene, Oregon, and San Jose, California; Los Angeles and Monterey, California; and Boise, Idaho and Reno, Nevada – have begun operation with three of the routes being operated by Horizon Air with Bombardier Q400s and the fourth (Portland–Austin) being operated by SkyWest Airlines with Embraer 175s.
"San Jose and Austin are two of the most requested cities from our Oregon frequent flyers," noted John Kirby, Alaska's vice-president of capacity planning. “In addition, we are happy to link Boise and Reno and to enhance our Los Angeles-area service portfolio with daily flights from LAX to Monterey."
On Horizon Air’s Q400s, customers receive free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, planeside baggage service, and complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews. The SkyWest E175s feature 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach, and onboard amenities include Wi-Fi Internet access, free and premium entertainment direct to customer devices, and in first class, 110 volt power in every seat. Food and beverage includes items sourced from iconic Pacific Northwest brands, in addition to microbrews and wine.