PASCO, Wash. - Travelers in the Tri-Cities will have a new flight option starting in August. Alaska Airlines announced today that it will begin flying from Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco (PSC) to Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon. The once-daily Portland-Pasco roundtrip flights will begin on August 27, using Horizon Air Q-400 turboprops, sometimes known as the Dash-8.
The new flight is currently scheduled to depart from Portland daily at 11:10 a.m., arriving in the Tri-Cities at 12:02, and will return to Seattle at 12:35 p.m. Portland International Airport is the second-largest hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, behind Seattle (SEA).
"We're proud to have served the Pasco community from Seattle for more than three decades and are delighted to offer a more convenient flight for travelers flying to and from Portland," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing, in a press release.
Portland International Airport has many non-stop connections to cities along the West Coast, Hawaii, Alaska, and the rest of the United States. The airport also serves flights to Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary in Canada, Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan.
The Tri-Cities Airport has hosted Seattle flights since Horizon Air began operations in 1981. The airport also provides nonstop flights to San Francisco and Denver on United, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis on Delta, and Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Phoenix-Mesa Airport on Allegiant Air.