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Portland Timbers, Alaska Airlines announce renewal of partnership

The 2011 Portland Timbers special livery

The Portland Timbers has announced that the club has entered into a multiyear partnership extension with Alaska Airlines. As part of the continued partnership, the iconic Northwest airline’s wordmark will continue to be featured prominently on Timbers game kits and club apparel.

(PRNewsfoto/Alaska Airlines)

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 Stand Together Week and the Portland Timbers Community Fund as well as additional community initiatives. 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 PortlandInternational 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 over 58 different destinations) and more daily flights (128 a day) from Portland International Airport than any other carrier.

Top Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-790 WL N607AS (msn 29751) (Portland Timbers) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 930215.

Alaska Airlines aircraft slide show (historic liveries):

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.

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Alaska Airlines expands operations at Portland, Oregon

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) will begin new service between Portland, Oregon, and Atlanta starting on August 26 and between Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth starting on September 16, 2013.

“With today’s announcement, we will have committed to eight new routes from Portland within the last 12 months as we continue expansion of this hub,” said Andrew Harrison, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of planning and revenue management. “With these new flights to Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth, our Portland-area customers will not only enjoy two new nonstop destinations, but seamless connecting opportunities throughout North America via our partners Delta Air Lines and American Airlines at their respective hubs in Atlanta and Dallas/Fort Worth.”

 

Summary of new service:
Portland-Atlanta
Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Aug. 26 Portland-Atlanta 9:50 a.m. 5:35 p.m. Daily
Aug. 26 Atlanta-Portland 5:10 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Daily
Portland-Dallas/Fort Worth
Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Sept. 16 Portland-Dallas 10:15 a.m. 4:04 p.m. Daily
Sept. 16 Dallas-Portland 5:00 p.m. 6:59 p.m. Daily
All times based on local time zones.

During the past year, Alaska Airlines has expanded Portland service to Bozeman, Montana, Santa Barbara, California, Pasco, Washington, Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C., and Kauai. In addition to the two new markets announced today, Alaska is also scheduled to begin flying between Portland and Fairbanks, Alaska, on June 9, 2013.

The Portland-Atlanta flight will replace one of the two scheduled Seattle/Tacoma-Atlanta flights, which the carrier will reduce to one daily flight starting on August 26.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Alaska Airlines’ Boeing 737-790 WL N607AS (msn 29751) in the Portland Timbers special livery taxies to the gate at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport hub.

Alaska Airlines: AG Slide Show

Alaska Airlines starts Seattle/Tacoma-Salt Lake City service today

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) today inaugurates new twice-daily service between Seattle/Tacoma and Salt Lake City.

Seattle/Tacoma-Salt Lake City Schedule:

Start Date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
April 4 Seattle-Salt Lake City 7 a.m. 9:59 a.m. Daily
April 4 Seattle-Salt Lake City 1:10 p.m. 4:10 p.m. Daily
April 4 Salt Lake City-Seattle 11 a.m. 12:07 p.m. Daily
April 4 Salt Lake City-Seattle 5:10 p.m. 6:17 p.m. Daily
All times based on local time zones

The flights will be operated using Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft.

Copyright Photo: James Helbock. Boeing 737-790 WL N607AS (msn 29751) in the Portland Timbers special livery arrives at Orange County (Santa Ana).

Alaska Airlines: AG Slide Show

Video: Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines to have a State of Hawaii “Spirit of the Islands” logojet in 2013

Alaska Airlines (Seattle/Tacoma) is inviting school-aged children in Hawai’i to create artwork honoring the unique culture of the Aloha State that will adorn a Boeing 737-800 in a “Paint the Plane” contest. In partnership with the Hawai’i State Department of Education (DOE) and the Hawai’i Association of Independent Schools (HAIS), contest forms will be distributed to more than 400 schools and 218,000 students throughout the Islands.

Students in kindergarten through 12th grade from public, private and home schools across the state have until November 30 to submit designs that best capture the “Spirit of the Islands.” A final selection panel comprised of 10 judges representing Hawai’i’s government, community, arts, education and tourism leaders will select three top designs. Residents of the state of Hawai’i will then vote on the top three designs and provide Alaska Airlines with their recommendation in an online public vote slated for December 2012. The plane is scheduled to be revealed at a public event in Hawai’i during the spring of 2013.

The student with the winning submission will get his or her design painted on an Alaska Airlines aircraft, a trip for four to any Alaska Airlines destination and a $5,000 scholarship. Second- and third-place winners will receive a trip for four to any Alaska Airlines destination, and 12 honorable mentions will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, except for the grade of the grand prize winner.

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines.

Hawai’i Gov. Neil Abercrombie attended a kick-off event today with 330 students at Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School in Honolulu, along with representatives from Alaska Airlines, the DOE and HAIS (above).

“Spirit of the Islands” contest schedule:

  • Sept. 24 – Contest begins for Hawai’i students
  • Nov. 30 – Entry forms must be postmarked and mailed to a designated Alaska Airlines P.O. box in Honolulu
  • Dec.11-18 – Hawai’i residents vote online for their favorite design
  • January 2013 – Results of online voting revealed and winner announced
  • Spring 2013 – Painted plane is unveiled

Complete contest details are available at www.alaskaair.com/hawaii, including contest rules, instructions and entry forms required to participate. Entry forms will also be available at the Alaska Airlines booth during several community events throughout the Islands, including the Maui Fair, Hawai’i’s Children and Youth Day, Hawai’i Fishing and Seafood Festival, and the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival.

Copyright Photo: Nick Dean. Boeing 737-490 N705AS (msn 29318) in the State of Alaska theme arrives at the Seattle/Tacoma hub.

The “Spirit of the Islands” contest is the third time Alaska Airlines has turned to the public to paint a plane. The Spirit of Alaska Statehood aircraft paint scheme (above) was created by a 16-year-old Sitka student in a similar statewide contest celebrating Alaska’s 50-year anniversary. Last year, two soccer fans designed the MLS Portland “Timbers Jet” (below) to celebrate the airline’s jersey sponsorship of the Portland, Oregon, soccer team.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Boeing 737-790 N607AS (msn 29751) taxies to the active runway at Seattle/Tacoma International Airport.

Alaska Airlines is hosting the contest in celebration of five years of serving Hawai’i, which today includes daily nonstop flights from seven West Coast cities and Anchorage, Alaska, to four major islands. On average, Alaska Airlines offers more departures in more nonstop markets between Hawai’i and the West Coast than any other carrier (22 daily roundtrips, or 308 weekly flights, in 21 nonstop markets).

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