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Blumenauer Recommends Alaska

Blumenauer Recommends Alaska

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Tags:Modernization, nonstop, LaHood, airlines, Portland, Airport, application, provide, Reagan, Alaska, Diego, Oregon, International, Ronald, service, National, department, Washington, united, EPA, IRS, ICE, CIA

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Feb:ruary 28, 2012 
The Honorable Ray ta.Hood 
U.S. Department Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, Washington, 20590 
Dear secretary La:Hood: are writing support the application submitted Alaska Airlines, Inc., secure two the eight "beyond-perimeter slotn exemptions Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). Their application would provide daily nonstop roundtrip flight between DCA and Portland lnte:rnational Airport {l?DX), provided the FAA .Modernization and Refo.rm Act 2012. 
Oregqn notoriously underse.rl'ed for i.t sxvice into Washingtop, 
D.c. one the most populated states without nonstop service OCA, yet over 420 passengers fly between Oregon and t.he Washington, D,C., area each direction every day. 

Today, nonstop service from Oregon limited single United Airlines frequency into Washington Dulles {lAD}. order fly out DCA, Oregon residents have make time consuming connections through Seattle, San F.ranc.isco, through other circuitous points. Consequently, actively supported efforts increase the nu.mber beyondperimeter exemption.s permitted DCA new entrants and limited incumberit air carriers have the opportunity provide direct fl.ights f,rom the west coast into DCA. 
Alaska Airlines well-positioned provide Oregonians with their first nonstop service into DCA. Alaska and. its regional carrier, Horizon Air, have substantial huh presence PDX and currently operate :more than 9{) flights par day destinations. They are highly regarded for their customer service, financial strength, and operational performance. ar.e pleased their proposed nonstop flight from PDX into DCA j.$ the top priority 

their application. 
Pleas;e give their application :full and fair consideration.