Posted on: 29 December 2011 by Ross McSweeny
SeaPort Airlines has announced a new service between Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington and Portland, Oregon which is schedule to begin on 1 March.
The new service will include three daily nonstop roundtrip flights between Yakima and Portland on weekdays, one nonstop flight from Yakima to Portland on Saturday, and one return nonstop flight from Portland to Yakima on Sunday. All flights from Portland to Yakima will continue to Wenatchee after a brief stop. The same pattern will be operated on return flights.
The flight schedule is desigened to allow travellers from Wenatchee and Yakima to complete a full day of business in Portland and return home the same evening, eliminating the expense of a hotel and time away from family and the office. Portland travellers will be afforded the same opportunity to conduct same-day trips to Yakima and Wenatchee.
Additionally, golfers in Wenatchee and Yakima will be able to connect in Portland with SeaPort’s recently announced new service to Southwest Oregon Regional Airport that begins on 15 January and provides easy access to Bandon Dunes Golf Resort which includes Old Macdonald, rated the best golf course in America by Golfweek.
“We’re pleased to be adding the Yakima and Wenatchee valleys to SeaPort’s growing route map,” remarked Rob McKinney, president of SeaPort Airlines. “These two new markets reflect our continued focus on connecting mid-size communities with major metropolitan areas, where customers can conduct local business or connect to destinations through the country and around the world.”
Customers traveling to and from Portland will be able to avail themselves of SeaPort’s private terminal at Portland International Airport that offers comfortable seating, complimentary coffee, tea, hot cider, and world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts – all removed from the crowds and long-lines of the main terminal. A complimentary shuttle service is provided between SeaPort’s terminal and the main airline terminal for those customers connecting with other flights or wishing to use light rail service to and from downtown Portland.
SeaPort will operate the Wenatchee–Yakima–Portland route with Cessna Caravans configured to carry nine passengers.