Thursday, November 13, 2008

Alaska Airlines to begin Long Beach - Portland route

Alaska Airlines 737-790 N649As (30663/1386)
caught on short final to Rwy 19R at
John Wayne Orange County Airport (SNA).
(Photo by Michael Carter)

Alaska Airlines will commence new service between Long Beach (LGB) and Portland (PDX) beginning on February 8, 2009. The carrier will use 737-700's on the route which will complete directly with jetBlues flights. It had been thought that Horizon would operate the route with Q400's using some of the available commuter slots at Long Beach Airport.