Alaska Airlines inaugurates Portland-Maui service
Jul 05, 2009 10:00 pm
Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between Portland, Ore, and Maui. The thrice-weekly flights will expand to daily service starting August 7, 2009. Flights from Portland will depart Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9:50 a.m. and arrive at 12:45 p.m. Return flights will depart Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:45 p.m. and arrive at 10:15 p.m.
"Our Oregon customers have been waiting for years for this day – when Alaska says 'aloha' to Hawaii," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska Airlines' Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Customer Experience. "Customers now will be able to enjoy Alaska's unique brand of service and earn Mileage Plan miles whether they're booking a flight or a complete vacation package to the beautiful islands of Hawaii."
The new flights are operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin. All flights to Hawaii offer Hawaiian-themed beverages and meal service. Customers in the main cabin are offered complimentary Mauna Loa macadamia nuts and a complimentary Mai Tai or POG juice, as well as a Hawaiian-themed meal-for-purchase option for $6. Customers in first class enjoy exotic meals such as Polynesian petite beef tenderloin.
Inflight service includes Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.