SeaTac-based Alaska Airlines launched new nonstop service between Portland and Honolulu on Monday. The daily service between Oregon's largest city is the second to the islands. Alaska already flies to Maui from Portland.
The airline plans to add nonstop daily flights to Kona on the island of Hawaii from Portland beginning Nov. 12.
The airline is offering introductory $169 one-way fares between Portland and Honolulu, and $179 one-way fares between Portland and Kona for tickets purchased by Sept. 27. Sale fares are available for travel between Portland and Honolulu, starting today through Feb. 16, 2011, and between Portland and Kona from Nov. 12, 2010, to Feb. 16, 2011.