Tallahassee Journal

JetBlue adds Portland-Alaska route, grows at San Francisco

JetBlue adds Portland-Alaska route, grows at San Francisco

JetBlue will increase its presence in Portland, adding a fourth nonstop route from the Oregon airport. The route will be seasonal offering to Anchorage. JetBlue will begin offering daily nonstop service on the route on June 18. The 3-½ hour flights, to be operated on Airbus A320 jets, will run through Sept. 8.Photo-JetBlue-PBI-to-JFK-November-2008-14 (1)

JetBlue will compete head-to-head on the route with Alaska Airlines, which already flies the route. Alaska Airlines operates its second-busiest base at Portland. Anchorage will become JetBlue’s fourth destination from Portland International (PDX). JetBlue also flies nonstop from PDX to its hubs at Boston and New York JFK as well as to Long Beach, Calif., which is a focus city for the carrier.

From Anchorage, JetBlue already offers summertime nonstop flights to both Seattle and Long Beach. “Following the success with our seasonal service from Anchorage to Los Angeles’ Long Beach and Seattle, we are excited to expand in the Pacific Northwest with this new Portland-Anchorage service, offering customers more access to JetBlue’s great fare and award-winning experience, including the most legroom in coach,” Scott Laurence, JetBlue’s SVP – Airline Planning, says in a statement announcing the service.