Alaska Airlines launches seasonal, daily flight between Portland and New Orleans

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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.

Alaska’ daily service will operate until next spring, including during Mardi Gras — New Orleans’ largest annual celebration. Guests can purchase tickets starting June 19 on

Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines said: “As the largest carrier in Portland for more than 20 years, it’s important we continue to expand the nonstop destinations we offer our guests and give them choices when planning their next trip.

“We can’t wait to offer another convenient way to connect our guests along the West Coast to New Orleans, a city rich in history and culture.”

Kevin Dolliole, director of aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport said: “We are thrilled that Alaska Airlines is launching nonstop service from New Orleans to Portland.

“Portland has been the top unserved destination from New Orleans, and this new route not only strengthens the connection between our vibrant cities but also underscores our commitment to enhancing the travel experience for our community and visitors alike.”