MetroAir Ramps Up Pacific Northwest Presence, Plans Five New Routes


PORTLAND, OR – MetroAir Virtual Airlines continues to bolster its focus city in Portland, announcing plans today for five new routes, four of which begin regional service in the Pacific Northwest.

The airline says it plans to begins regional service to Redmond, Medford, Eugene, and Seattle, as well as mainline service to Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.

MetroAir’s regional subsidiary, Allegius, will operate twice daily service to Redmond, Medford, and Eugene, with Seattle receiving four daily round trips. The flights will be flown with 70-seat Embraer E-170 jets. Mainline service to Ft. Lauderdale will be once daily on an Airbus A319.

MetroAir says it currently operates 50 daily flights from Portland with the new flights increasing that total to 61 flights.

“Portland is a very important market to MetroAir as we expand in the Pacific Northwest,” said Zak Winnick, MetroAir’s Director of Fleet and Route Development, “We believe we can offer a superior product to our competitors in the region.”

MetroAir will be going head-to-head with Horizon Airlines, the regional subsidiary of Alaska Airlines Group. Horizon currently operates numerous regional flights throughout the Pacific Northwest from their hubs in Seattle and Portland.