SeaPort Airlines to preview new plane at open house
WARRENTON - SeaPort Airlines will host a public open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Astoria Regional Airport. The new Cessna 208-B Grand Caravan aircraft, recently acquired by SeaPort, will be exhibited at the airport in congruence with the event.
The airline has announced the integration of its new Cessna on the routes to Astoria and Newport in place of the Pilatus PC-12. Like the Pilatus PC-12, the Cessna is a single-engine turbo prop aircraft, and will continue to be operated by two SeaPort crew members.
The open house will feature refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, including a wine pouring and beer tasting for attendees of age. All attendees will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win round-trip tickets on SeaPort. Troon Vineyard will offer a complimentary tasting of their Druid's Fluid Red, White, and Pink wines, as well as an additional pour of one of the vineyard's favorites. Beer tasting will be provided by The Prodigal Son Brewery and Pub of Pendleton.
SeaPort Airlines operates more than 100 daily scheduled flights in five Northwest cities, seven Mid-South cities, and seven Southeast Alaska cities as Wings of Alaska.
The new weekday schedule for coastal flights will contain two daily round-trips between Astoria and Portland, departing Portland at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., and departing Astoria-Warrenton at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
On Saturdays and Sundays, flights from Portland to Astoria will depart at 8:50 a.m. and 3 p.m., and flights from Astoria to Portland will depart at 9:50 a.m. and 4 p.m.
The new schedule will allow passengers to connect more easily to Boeing Field in Seattle. Three daily round-trips will continue to be operated between Newport and Portland in the morning, afternoon, and evening, with only slight alternations to those particular schedules.
Tickets can be purchased at SeaPort's website, (www.SeaPortAirlines.com) or by calling (888) 573-2767. Through ticketing will soon be available on SeaPort's new interline partner, U.S. Airways.