Horizon Air Cuts Fares on Seattle-Portland Shuttle Up to 50%, Reduces Fares on Many Other Northwest Routes

    SEATTLE, August 27 /CNW/ - Driving between Seattle and Portland can be a
miserably long and unpredictable experience due to road construction and
frequent traffic bottlenecks. There's a better, less stressful way to make the
journey. Fly above it all on Horizon Air's new Shuttle.

    What makes it new? The up-to-50-percent lower fares, for one. All seats
on Horizon's every half-hour flights between Seattle and Portland are now $99
for an unrestricted, fully refundable, "walk-up" fare, and $59 and $79 for
restricted tickets purchased 14 and 7 days in advance, respectively.

    Horizon has rolled out similar fare reductions on several other Northwest
routes, completing an initiative started in July. Horizon's growing fleet of
larger and more fuel-efficient 76-seat Q400s, which are replacing 37-seat
Q200s, has made the fare cuts possible.

    On the Seattle-Portland Shuttle, every business day -- starting Sept. 9
-- half of Horizon's 31 flights each way will now be operated with a 76-seat
Q400 high-speed turboprop or 70-seat CRJ-700 jet.

    What's more, all Shuttle flights to Seattle are scheduled to depart from
the recently expanded and remodeled Portland International Airport gate
facility (gates A 2-5). The new gate has amenities most often requested by
Horizon business travelers, such as stand-up desks with outlets that make it
easy to work on a laptop, free Wi-Fi (compliments of the airport), increased
seating, and video monitors providing news and sports information.

    Horizon's security screening express lines (available in both Portland
and Seattle) give Shuttle passengers the ability to bypass the long lines to
TSA checkpoints and waste no time in arriving at the gate.

    Horizon making Northwest fares simpler, lower

    Horizon has simplified the fare structure in the majority of its
Northwest markets to just three regular fares: a "walk-up"
unrestricted/no-advance-purchase-required, fully refundable fare, and 7-day
and 14-day advance-purchase fares that are restricted but offer even greater

    All Horizon fares can be purchased one-way or roundtrip, and there are no
minimum or weekend-stay requirements.

    Tickets are available online at www.horizonair.com, by calling Horizon at
1-800-547-9308, or through any travel agent. All of the new, lower fares --
some of which are highlighted below -- are one-way and for tickets purchased
online at www.horizonair.com. A ticket purchased at a Horizon Air or Alaska
Airlines airport location or through one of our reservations call centers will
cost $10 more per person.

                                             14-day    7-day      purchase
                                              advance   advance   ("walk-
                                              purchase  purchase  up")
    Portland to:
                 Bellingham                       $109      $139      $169
                 Billings                         $169      $189      $219
                 Bozeman                          $169      $189      $219
                 Butte                            $169      $189      $219
                 Eugene                            $49       $59       $79
                 Eureka/Arcata                    $109      $129      $159
                 Great Falls                      $169      $189      $219
                 Helena                           $169      $189      $219
                 Idaho Falls                      $139      $159      $189
                 Kalispell                        $139      $159      $189
                 Klamath Falls                     $79       $99      $129
                 Lewiston                          $79       $99      $129
                 Medford                           $79       $99      $129
                 Missoula                         $139      $159      $189
                 North Bend/Coos Bay               $69       $89       $99
                 Pasco                             $69       $89       $99
                 Pendleton                         $69       $89       $99
                 Pullman                           $79       $99      $129
                 Redding                          $109      $129      $159
                 Redmond/Bend                      $49       $59       $79
                 Seattle                           $59       $79       $99
                 Vancouver                         $92      $114      $146
                 Victoria                         $114  $146-178      $221
                 Wenatchee                        $109      $139      $169
                 Yakima                           $109      $139      $169

    Seattle to:
                 Bellingham                        $49       $59       $79
                 Billings                         $169      $189      $219
                 Bozeman                          $139      $159      $189
                 Butte                            $139      $159      $189
                 Eugene                            $79       $99      $129
                 Eureka/Arcata                    $139      $159      $189
                 Great Falls                      $139      $159      $189
                 Helena                           $139      $159      $189
                 Kalispell                        $109      $129      $159
                 Kelowna                           $92      $114      $146
                 Lewiston                          $79       $99      $129
                 Medford                          $109      $129      $159
                 Missoula                         $109      $129      $159
                 Pasco                             $69       $89       $99
                 Pendleton                         $69       $89       $99
                 Portland                          $59       $79       $99
                 Pullman                           $79       $99      $129
                 Redmond/Bend                      $79       $99      $129
                 Vancouver                         $71       $92      $103
                 Victoria                          $60    $71-92      $114
                 Walla Walla                       $69       $89       $99
                 Wenatchee                         $49       $59       $79
                 Yakima                            $49       $59       $79

    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).

    FARE RULES: Advance purchase: As indicated. Day/time availability: Daily.
Blackout Dates: None. Not included in the fares shown: Airport
passenger-facility charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), federal
segment tax of $3.40 per segment (take off and landing) and U.S. Security Fee
of $2.50 per enplanement. Additionally to Canada: U.S. Immigration User Fee of
$7, Canadian airport improvement fee of up to $15 (varies by airport),
Canadian security fee of approximately $9 (fluctuates with exchange rate) and
Canadian Goods and Services Tax (GST) of less than $2 (varies by airport) and
APHIS fee of $5.50. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and
may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. Other important information applicable
to 7- and 14-day advance purchase fares shown: Tickets are non-refundable, but
can be changed for a $50 fee when changed online at www.horizonair.com or
www.alaskaair.com ($75 through an Alaska or Horizon reservations call center
or ticket counter) and any applicable changes in fares. Seats are limited and
may not be available on all flights or all days. All fares and schedules shown
are subject to change without notice.

For further information:

For further information: Horizon Air Jen Boyer, 206-431-4672

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