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British Airways to fly from Portland, Oregon to London Heathrow

American Airlines has made this announcement:

American Airlines and Atlantic Joint Business (AJB) partner British Airways announced the first and only year-round service from Portland, Oregon (PDX), to London (LHR). British Airways will operate the flight, which starts June 1, 2020.

American and its joint business partners, including Iberia and Finnair, will launch eight new transatlantic routes for summer 2020 and extend five seasonal flights beyond the summer giving travelers more ways than ever to get to Europe.

Extended summer service

American will also extend summer seasonal service on select European routes. The following routes will operate into the winter:

Origin Destination Aircraft New end date
Chicago (ORD) Barcelona, Spain (BCN) Boeing 787-8 Nov. 29, 2020
ORD Athens, Greece (ATH) Boeing 787-8 Oct. 24, 2020
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Rome (FCO) Boeing 787-8 Jan. 5, 2021
Philadelphia (PHL) Prague (PRG) Airbus A330 Jan. 5, 2021
PHL Lisbon, Portugal (LIS) Airbus A330 Jan. 5, 2021

These flights will be available for purchase on Dec. 23.

With the additional flights, the AJB will offer the widest selection of products, including economy, premium economy, business and the most first class seats traveling across the Atlantic next summer. As previously announced, beginning in June, customers can enjoy new seasonal service on American from ORD to Budapest, Hungary (BUD); Krakow, Poland (KRK); and PRG, in addition to new service between PHL and Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF). Iberia recently announced new service between Madrid (MAD) and Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), and International Airline Group (IAG) subsidiary, LEVEL, will launch new service from Paris-Orly, France (ORY), to Las Vegas (LAS) and Boston (BOS).


Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People spans the Willamette River into downtown Portland.

British Airways also made this announcement:

British Airways will soon become the first airline to offer a year round direct flight from the UK to Portland, Oregon. From June 1, 2020, the airline will launch a five-per-week service to the city from Heathrow Terminal 5.

The new route will take the number of US destinations the airline flies to from London up to 27, and the number of daily flights offered by British Airways and American Airlines as part of their transatlantic joint business up to 86 per day.*

Atlantic Joint Business partners, British Airways, American Airlines, Finnair and Iberia will add eight new routes between Europe and North America from next summer, including American Airline’s new service from Boston to London Heathrow* and Iberia’s new route from Madrid to Washington D.C.

View of Portland, Oregon overlooking the Willamette River on a Fall Afternoon

Flights to Portland will depart on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the route will be operated by one of British Airways’ newest aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

British Airways launched 16 new routes across the globe in 2019, its centenary year, including direct flights to Pittsburgh and Charleston in the USA. These new routes come as the airline rolls out a £6.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.

  • The flight time from London to Portland is 10 hours 20 minutes
  • American will also extend summer seasonal service on select European routes. These routes will operate into winter of the next year:
    Origin Destination Aircraft New end date
    Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Rome (FCO) Boeing 787-8 Jan. 5, 2021
    Chicago (ORD) Barcelona, Spain (BCN) Boeing 787-8 Nov. 29, 2020


    ORD Athens, Greece (ATH) Boeing 787-8 Oct. 24, 2020
    Philadelphia (PHL) Prague (PRG) Airbus A330 Jan. 5, 2021
    PHL Lisbon, Portugal (LIS) Airbus A330 Jan. 5, 2021


    These flights will be available for purchase on Dec. 23.



Flight number Sector Days of week Dept time Arrival time
BA299 LHR – PDX Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun 15.05 16.55
BA298 PDX – LHR Mon, Weds, Fri, Sat, Sun 18.45 12.10

Alaska Airlines renews its jersey sponsorship with the Portland Timbers

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) will continue to sponsor the professional soccer team Portland Timbers. The airline issued this statement:

The Portland Timbers has announced the club has renewed its jersey sponsorship with Alaska Airlines. As part of the multiyear partnership, the iconic Northwest airline’s wordmark will continue to be prominently featured on Timbers’ game kits and club apparel.

In addition to being featured on Timbers jerseys, Alaska Airlines will continue to serve as the team’s official airline. Alaska Airlines, a Founding Partner of the Timbers, has been the club’s jersey partner since its inaugural 2011 MLS season.

As part of the partnership, Alaska Airlines will continue to support the Portland Timbers Community Fund, partnering with the team on several youth-based fitness and educational initiatives. Additionally, Alaska Airlines will donate 25 game-day tickets for home games to underprivileged Portland-area youth as part of the Timbers “Tickets for Kids” program. Alaska Airlines also will be a presenting sponsor for all MLS Timbers youth soccer camps.

Among the many fan-friendly components of the uniquely interactive partnership, Alaska Airlines will continue its popular program to allow year-round early boarding privileges on its flights originating from Portland International Airport to fans wearing Timbers jerseys. The airline will continue to fly the popular Timbers Jet throughout its route network. The club-themed plane was unveiled in 2011 with a design inspired by two Timbers fans through a paint-the-plane contest.

Alaska Airlines offers more nonstop flights (serving 43 different destinations), more daily flights (110 a day) and more California service (36 flights daily to 13 California destinations) from Portland International Airport than any other carrier.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. The sponsorship also includes a Portland Timbers logo jet. Boeing 737-790 N607AS (msn 29751) taxies at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hub.

Alaska Airlines:

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Volaris is coming to Portland, Oregon

Volaris (Mexico City) is coming to Portland, Oregon. Starting on October 6 Volaris will operate twice-weekly Guadalajara-Portland service according to Airline Route.

In other news, Volaris launched four new routes from Mexico City to Villahermosa, Tampico, Los Mochis and Oaxaca on June 17. Volaris will also increase from 2 to 4 daily frequencies on the Mexico – Monterrey route from July 15.

With these additions, Volaris now serves 19 domestic destinations from MEX.

Copyright Photo: Airbus A320-233 N514VL (msn 5337) named “Jorge” taxies from the gate at Los Angeles International Airport.

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United to drop United Express service from Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Redmond and Seattle/Tacoma

United Airlines (Chicago) has decided to drop its United Express flights from Portland, Oregon to Eugene, Redmond and Seattle/Tacoma on September 1 according to Oregon Live. The flights are operated by SkyWest Airlines Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilias.

Read the full story from Oregon Live: CLICK HERE

In addition, United is dropping service to Doha, Qatar on August 30 as an extension of the daily Washington (Dulles)-Dubai route according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. SkyWest Airlines EMB-120ER Brasilia N584SW (msn 120352) taxies across the ramp at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA).

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Frontier Airlines to expand operations at St. Louis with new routes to San Francisco, Trenton and Portland

Frontier Airlines (2nd) (Denver) today announced it will be expanding service from St. Louis with the addition of nonstop service to San Francisco, California (SFO) (three flights per week) and Trenton, New Jersey (TTN) (three flights per week) beginning on June 13, 2014, and Portland, Oregon (PDX) (three flights per week) beginning on June 15, 2014.

When service starts, Frontier Airlines will offer nonstop service from St. Louis to a total of 10 destinations. Through its partnership with Apple Vacations, Frontier offers service to Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Huatulco, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; and Montego Bay, Jamaica. Domestically, nonstop service is available to Denver, Portland, San Francisco and Trenton. 

Additionally, besides the new St. Louis route, Frontier will expand its service at Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), in Ewing, New Jersey, with the addition of nonstop service to Milwaukee, Wisconsin (MKE) and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP) beginning on June 13, 2014.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-214 N205FR (msn 4253) with “Ozzie” the orca whale, arrives in Los Angeles.

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American to resume Chicago O’Hare-Portland, Oregon flights on June 12

American Airlines (Dallas/Fort Worth) on June 12 will resume twice-daily Chicago (O’Hare)-Portland, Oregon service with Boeing 737-800s per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Mark Durbin. Boeing 737-823 WL N908NN (msn 39238) at San Francisco was the first of its type in the AA fleet to wear the new livery.

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