Fore! SeaPort Increases Frequency Between PDX and Southwest Oregon Regional Airport to Four Roundtrips Each Weekday

Additional Weekend Frequencies Added During Peak Summer Season

(January 11, 2012) – SeaPort Airlines today announced that it will increase flight frequencies at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport in time for the peak summer travel season.

SeaPort previously announced that it would begin service at Southwest Oregon Regional Airport on January 15, 2012, offering three daily nonstop roundtrip flights between North Bend/Coos Bay and Portland Monday through Friday, and one roundtrip flight on Sunday. Effective April 1, 2012, a second roundtrip flight will be added on Sundays. Beginning on May 20, a fourth roundtrip will be added Monday through Friday along with a roundtrip on Saturdays. The new flight frequencies will be available through the peak summer months to September 8, 2012.

The schedules are illustrated below and are now available for purchase on at http://www.SeaPortAirlines.com, in all major GDSs, and online travel sites.

“Market response to the announcement that we would begin serving Southwest Oregon Regional Airport has been exceptionally strong,” said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines. “The additional frequencies will make it easier for coastal residents to conduct business in the Portland area or make connections at Portland International Airport. For the rest of us, these new flights make it easier to enjoy all that the south coast of Oregon has to offer, including fishing, sand dunes, museums, and, of course, world-renowned golfing at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.”

“The Southwest Oregon Regional Airport is delighted to see SeaPort adding additional flights on the Portland route for the spring. Our air passenger traffic has historically increased through the summer months and we believe the increased flights will meet the customer demand,” said Theresa Cook, A.A.A.E., Executive Director of Coos County Airport District. “We are especially happy to see the additional Sunday flight to accommodate those traveling to and from Portland on the weekends.”

Customers traveling to and from Portland will enjoy the convenience of SeaPort’s private terminal at Portland International Airport that offers comfortable seating, complimentary coffee, tea, hot cider, and world-famous Voodoo Doughnuts that are all removed from the crowds and long-lines of the main terminal. Complimentary shuttle service is provided between SeaPort’s terminal and the main airline terminal for those customers connecting with other flights or wishing to use light rail service to and from downtown Portland.

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SeaPort Airlines, Inc. Fast Facts

Website: http://www.SeaPortAirlines.com Phone: 888-573-2767 Blog: http://www.SeaPortReport.Wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/SeaPortAir Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SeaPortAir
Regions: Northwest, Mid-South/Midwest, and Southeast Alaska (operates under the brand “Wings of Alaska” in Alaska)
Headquarters: 7505 NE Airport Way, Portland, OR 97218
Hubs: Portland, OR; Memphis, TN; Juneau, AK
Cities Served: Portland, Pendleton, and North Bend/Coos Bay, OR (effective January 15, 2012); Seattle, WA; Jackson and Nashville, TN (effective January 22, 2012); Salina, KS; Kansas City, MO; Dallas, TX; Hot Springs, El Dorado, and Harrison, AR; Juneau, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, and Excursion Inlet, AK
Aircraft: SeaPort Airlines operates a fleet of 13 Pilatus PC-12s, Cessna Caravans, and Cessna 207s. Type of aircraft available varies by region. A Cessna Caravan will be used on the Coos Bay/North Bend– Portland routing.
Number of seats: The Cessna Caravan carries nine passengers.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Claire James, Marketing Coordinator/971-340-1713/Claire@SeaPortAir.com
Other contacts: Rob McKinney, President/971-340-1711
Tim Sieber, Vice President—Strategy and Corporate Development/971-340-1716

About SeaPorter

SeaPort Airlines, Inc. offers scheduled passenger air service across 9 states. It’s air travel the way it should be – fast, friendly and convenient. Hometown service. Worldwide connections.
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