Horizon Air Adds Larger Aircraft and More Flights



    SEATTLE, October 15 /CNW/ - Horizon Air will resume seasonal flights to
three popular ski resorts for the winter and add more flights or larger
aircraft on several other routes in the coming months.

    Flights will be added using a combination of 74/76-seat Q400 turboprops
and 37-seat Q200 turboprops. The schedule increases are as follows (and all
are year-round unless otherwise indicated):

    Starting Dec. 15

    --  Sun Valley: One daily Q400 flight to/from both Los Angeles and
Oakland through April 5. Sun Valley is served year-round with nonstop service
from Seattle.

    --  Kamloops, B.C.: One daily Q400 flight to/from Seattle through April 5
to accommodate travel to the Sun Peaks ski resort.

    --  Kelowna, B.C.: Four daily Q400 flights to/from Seattle replacing four
daily Q200 flights to accommodate travel to Big White and Silver Star ski
resorts. The route will return to four daily Q200 flights on April 6.

    Starting Jan. 6

    --  Walla Walla: A fourth daily Q200 flight to/from Seattle.

    Starting Feb. 17

    --  Yakima: Two daily Q400 flights and three daily Q200 flights to/from
Seattle replacing six daily Q200 flights, resulting in a 17 percent capacity
increase.

    Starting March 9

    --  Pasco: Six daily Q400 flights and one daily Q200 flight to/from
Seattle replacing three daily Q400 flights and four daily Q200 flights,
resulting in a 30 percent capacity increase.

    Starting April 6

    --  Lewiston: Two daily Q400 flights to/from Boise replacing two daily
Q200 flights, resulting in a 100 percent capacity increase. Also, three daily
Q400 flights to/from Seattle replacing five daily Q200 flights, resulting in a
20 percent capacity increase.

    --  Pullman: Three daily Q400 flights to/from Seattle replacing four
daily Q200 flights, resulting in a 50 percent capacity increase. Also, new
one-stop, same-plane Q400 service to/from Boise.

    As previously announced, Horizon is beginning new nonstop service between
Portland and Santa Rosa on Oct. 28, and is running seasonal nonstop jet
service between San Jose and Palm Springs from Nov. 4 through April 6.

    The additional seat capacity and flights will help accommodate growing
demand for Horizon's service. Horizon has done its part to spur this on,
recently cutting fares up to 50 percent on many of its routes, including its
popular every-half-hour Horizon Shuttle between Seattle and Portland.
Horizon's additional seat capacity and flights also will offer more
connections to its sister company, Alaska Airlines, and other airline travel
partners. For additional information and schedules, visit www.horizonair.com
or call Horizon's reservations center at 800-547-9308.

    Named 2007 Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine,
Horizon serves 48 cities throughout California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington,
Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and British Columbia and Alberta. Together, Horizon
Air and Alaska Airlines serve 92 cities and are subsidiaries of Alaska Air
Group, Inc. (NYSE:  ALK).




For further information:

For further information: Horizon Air Dan Russo, 206-431-4513

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