Alaska Launching Portland to New Orleans Flights

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Alaska Airlines is launching seasonal flights between Portland International Airport (PDX) and New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY). The service will launch in January 2025 and run through the spring, including Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday is March 4th, 2025).

Alaska Airlines Launching Portland to New Orleans Route
Alaska will connect Portland and New Orleans with seasonal service in 2025.

The New Orleans route marks Alaska’s 55th nonstop destination from Portland. The flight is well timed for travelers, departing Portland in the morning and arriving in New Orleans that afternoon before returning to Portland in the evening. The daily service will operate daily between January 6th and May 14th on the following schedule:

Portland (PDX) – New Orleans (MSY)
AS 1266 Depart: 9:05a Arrive 3:30p

New Orleans (MSY) – Portland (PDX)
AS 1267 Depart: 4:35p Arrive: 7:50p

Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation for Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport had this to say in today’s announcement:

“Portland has been the top unserved destination from New Orleans, and this new route not only strengthens the connection between our vibrant cities but also underscores our commitment to enhancing the travel experience for our community and visitors alike.”

Kevin Dolliole, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Director of Aviation
New Orleans International Airport Security Checkpoint as seen from the Ticketing Area
New Orleans will get daily service to Portland next spring.

The flight will also help get travelers to New Orleans as the city gets set to host Super Bowl 59 at the Caesars Superdome on February 9th. Tickets go on sale June 19th at The airline has been adding a slew of new routes from Portland and other hubs, including an ambitious route between Anchorage and New York.


Alaska Airlines is launching daily service between Portland and New Orleans for Spring 2025. Travelers from Portland can fly direct to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras, the Super Bowl, and more This will be Alaska’s second route to New Orleans after Seattle.

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