Portland, Oregon will once again be a non-stop flight away from Tucson when Alaska Airlines resumes its daily flights between the two cities on November 2.
Alaska Airlines had suspended the flights over the summer due to unique circumstances that required the airline to dedicate its aircraft on routes in the Pacific Northwest. Airline officials say they are continuing to add aircraft to their fleet and don't anticipate further suspensions, as long as passengers continue to use the flight.
Flight 3466 is scheduled to depart Portland each morning at 8:25 a.m., arriving at Tucson International Airport at 12:10 p.m. The return, Flight 3467, is scheduled to depart Tucson at 12:45 p.m., arriving in Portland at 2:52 p.m.
As was the case previously, the Portland flights are on 70-seat CRJ-700 regional jets operated by SkyWest Airlines. On board, passengers can enjoy free soft drinks and Starbucks coffee, and for passengers 21 and older, complimentary Northwest wine and microbrews to get a taste of the Pacific Northwest on the way.
Alaska Airlines launched the non-stop Portland flights in November 2013. Demand was so strong that the flights routinely sold out all of their available seats. The Portland flights complement Alaska's on going daily non-stop flights between Tucson and Seattle.