Horizon Air destinations

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A Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 landing in Vancouver, British Columbia

Horizon Air, a regional airline based in SeaTac, Washington, serves 47 different destinations in the western United States, Canada and Mexico. Horizon Air's inaugural destinations in 1981 were Pasco, Seattle, and Yakima, Washington which were served with two wet leased Fairchild F-27 turboprop aircraft. In 1982, Horizon Air expanded into Oregon with a purchase of Air Oregon, and added service to seven new destinations.[1] One year later, Horizon acquired Transwestern Airlines of Utah and then expanded into the intermountain West region of the United States.[2] Five of the seven routes introduced with the acquisition of Air Oregon are still served by Horizon, with the exceptions of North Bend/Coos Bay, Oregon and by December 2008, Pendleton, Oregon.[3][4] In 2008, Horizon restructured existing routes in order to transition to an all Bombardier Q400 fleet, removing the smaller Q200 turboprops as well as the CRJ 700 regional jets from the fleet.[5]

One destination, Pendleton, Oregon, was subsidized through the Essential Air Service program,[6] but on December 1, 2008, Horizon Air no longer served Pendleton. This change was brought mainly in part by the fleet transition plan, as Pendleton was served by the smaller Q200 plane, which was phased out of service.[4] Horizon Air launched its first Mexican route, flying a CRJ700 between Loreto, Mexico and Los Angeles, California in January 2008.[7] Horizon has been flying to Canada since at least 1993, when service was added from Bellingham and Seattle to Calgary, Alberta.[8]

On May 14, 2011, several routes that were formerly served by Horizon Air were transferred to SkyWest Airlines, operating under the name Alaska SkyWest. SkyWest is operating five CRJ-700s purchased from Horizon Air under a capacity purchase agreement. This means that SkyWest owns and operates the aircraft, while Alaska Airlines is responsible for marketing and selling tickets for the flights. The CRJ-700s are operating on routes that would not be feasible to operate with neither Bombardier Q400s nor Boeing 737s.[9]

On March 3rd, 2014, Horizon Air began daily flights from Anchorage to Fairbanks and Kodiak. The single daily flight to Kodiak is a seasonal service operated throughout the winter, while the Fairbanks flights replaced previous Alaska Airlines 737 service.[10]

Destinations[edit]

Country State/ Province City Airport Began[11] Ended Ref
Canada Alberta Calgary Calgary International Airport 1992[n 1] Present [8]
Canada Alberta Edmonton Edmonton International Airport 1995 Present [12]
Canada British Columbia Kelowna Kelowna International Airport 1998 Present [13]
Canada British Columbia Vancouver Vancouver International Airport 1989[n 1] Present [14]
Canada British Columbia Victoria Victoria International Airport 1989 Present [14]
Mexico Baja California Sur La Paz Manuel Márquez de León International Airport 2008 April 2013
Mexico Baja California Sur Loreto Loreto International Airport 2008 October 31, 2015 [7]
United States Alaska Anchorage Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport 2014 Present [15]
United States Alaska Deadhorse Deadhorse Airport 2014 Present [16]
United States Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks International Airport 2014 Present [17]
United States Alaska Kodiak Kodiak Airport 2014 Present [18]
United States Arizona Flagstaff Pulliam Airport 2008 2011 [19]
United States Arizona Prescott Ernest A. Love Field 2008 2011 [20]
United States California McKinleyville Arcata-Eureka Airport 1994 2011 [21]
United States California Burbank Bob Hope Airport [when?] [when?] [22]
United States California Fresno Fresno Yosemite International Airport 1999 Present [23]
United States California Los Angeles Los Angeles International Airport 1999 Present [7]
United States California Mammoth Lakes Mammoth-Yosemite Airport 2008 Present [24]
United States California Monterey Monterey Regional Airport 2012 Present
United States California Oakland Oakland International Airport [when?] Present [25]
United States California Ontario Ontario International Airport [when?] 2011[n 2] [22]
United States California Orange County John Wayne International Airport 2016 Present
United States California Palm Springs Palm Springs International Airport 2002[n 1] Present [26]
United States California Sacramento Sacramento International Airport 1993 Present [27]
United States California San Diego San Diego International Airport 2012 Present
United States California San Francisco San Francisco International Airport [when?] [when?]
United States California San Jose San Jose International Airport [when?] Present [23]
United States California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Airport [when?] 2011[n 2] [28]
United States California Santa Rosa Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport 2007 Present [29]
United States Colorado Denver Denver International Airport [when?] 2007
United States Colorado Gunnison Gunnison–Crested Butte Regional Airport 2015 present
United States Idaho Boise Boise Airport Hub 1983 Present [30]
United States Idaho Lewiston Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport 1983 Present [31]
United States Idaho Sun Valley Friedman Memorial Airport 1983[n 1] Present [32]
United States Montana Billings Billings Logan International Airport 1988 Present [33]
United States Montana Bozeman Gallatin Field Airport 1990 Present [34]
United States Montana Great Falls Great Falls International Airport 1986 Present [35]
United States Montana Helena Helena Regional Airport 1986 Present [35]
United States Montana Kalispell Glacier Park International Airport 1986 Present [36]
United States Montana Missoula Missoula International Airport 1986 Present [36]
United States Nevada Las Vegas McCarran International Airport 2007 Ends Sept. 4, 2016 [37]
United States Nevada Reno/Lake Tahoe Reno-Tahoe International Airport 2005 Present [38]
United States Oregon Eugene Mahlon Sweet Airport 1982 Present [39]
United States Oregon Medford Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport 1982 Present [40]
United States Oregon Portland Portland International Airport Hub 1981 Present [41]
United States Oregon Redmond/Bend Roberts Field Redmond Municipal Airport 1982 Present [42]
United States Utah Salt Lake City Salt Lake City International Airport 2014 Present
United States Washington Bellingham Bellingham International Airport 1987 Present [26]
United States Washington Pasco Tri-Cities Airport 1981[n 3] Present [43]
United States Washington Pullman Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport 1982[n 1] Present [44]
United States Washington Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Hub 1981[n 3] Present [38]
United States Washington Spokane Spokane International Airport Hub 1983 Present [45]
United States Washington Walla Walla Walla Walla Regional Airport 1985 Present [46]
United States Washington Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport 1984 Present [47]
United States Washington Yakima Yakima Air Terminal 1981[n 3] Present [48]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Date of original service. Since service began, it has been terminated but has since been restored.
  2. ^ a b Destination operated by SkyWest Airlines since May 14, 2011
  3. ^ a b c Original Horizon Air destination

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horizon Air Timetable (JPG). Horizon Air. 1982-06-01. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Horizon Air History". Alaska Air Group. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
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  5. ^ "ATW Daily News". Air Transport World. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  6. ^ "Horizon Air Industries, Inc - 90-Day Notice of Intent to Terminate Service at Pendleton, Oregon". Regulations.gov. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  7. ^ a b c "Horizon Air to launch direct service between Los Angeles and Loreto, Mexico". Airline Industry Information. 2007-12-18. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  8. ^ a b "Travel & Outdoors Notes And News - New Flights to Calgary". Seattle Times, The. 1992-02-16. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  9. ^ "Alaska Airlines signs flying deal with SkyWest". Travel.usatoday.com. 2011-02-25. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  10. ^ http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/ASNews/ASstories/AS_20130604_164248.asp
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  12. ^ Dunphy, Stephen H. (1992-12-19). "Business The Newsletter". Seattle Times, The. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  13. ^ "Skiing during holiday break? Here's the rundown". Seattle Times, The. 2007-04-19. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
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  15. ^ http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/ASNews/ASstories/AS_20130604_164248.asp
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  17. ^ http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/ASNews/ASstories/AS_20130604_164248.asp
  18. ^ http://splash.alaskasworld.com/Newsroom/ASNews/ASstories/AS_20130604_164248.asp
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  20. ^ Barks, Cindy. "Horizon Air prepares for new Prescott-to-LAX flights". The Daily Courier. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  21. ^ Donna Tam "Horizon Air ending L.A. flights from Arcata/Eureka Airport; move leaves United Airlines the only air service out of the area" The Times-Standard
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  23. ^ a b Song, Kyung M. (2002-10-18). "Horizon Air puts hopes on short-haul simplicity". Seattle Times, The. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
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  25. ^ Lane, Polly (1994-05-18). "Alaska Air Will Take On All Comers, Chief Says". Seattle Times, The. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  26. ^ a b Stark, John (2007-12-29). "Bellingham airport plans for growth". via the Bellingham Herald. Seattle Times, The. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  27. ^ "Horizon slashes fares on some short routes". via the AP. Seattle Times, The. 2007-05-29. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  28. ^ McMorris, Bill (2008-09-09). "Horizon to fly S.B.-Sacramento". Santa Barbara News-Press. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  29. ^ Hart, Steve (2008-10-15). "More people flying to and from Sonoma County". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
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  32. ^ "Horizon Air Cuts Sun Valley Fares for Off-Season Travel". Business Wire. 2002-03-13. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  33. ^ "Horizon Air to Fly Portland-Billings, Boise-Phoenix Starting Oct. 27". Business Wire. 2002-08-16. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  34. ^ "Horizon Air Bringing Idaho Falls Larger Aircraft, Bozeman Nonstops and More". Business Wire. 2007-03-27. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
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  36. ^ a b "Horizon Air Increases Service to Fresno, Edmonton, Kalispell and Missoula". Business Wire. 1999-07-26. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  37. ^ "Horizon Air will fly to Santa Rosa, Calif.". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  38. ^ a b "Alaska Airlines dropping Reno-Seattle flight". via the AP. KTUU. 2008-01-15. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  39. ^ Tierney, John (2007-03-05). "Direct L.A. service to return to Eugene Airport". KVAL-TV. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  40. ^ "Medford's June air passenger count hits record". Mail Tribune. 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
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  43. ^ "Horizon Air to cut Pasco flights". Tri-City Herald. 2008-06-28. Retrieved 2008-10-25. [dead link]
  44. ^ Marose, Ron (2004-07-14). "Horizon will add flights to local airport". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
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  47. ^ Patrick, Jay (2008-08-26). "Horizon's bigger Q400 makes Pangborn debut". The Wenatchee World. Retrieved 2008-10-25. 
  48. ^ Malloy, Sade (2008-08-31). "Yakima Airport Home To One Airline". KIMA. Retrieved 2008-10-25.