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It has been 10 years since there has been a non-stop flight between Portland, Oregon and Tucson – but that all changes today.

The first non-stop flight from Portland is expected to arrive at Tucson International Airport.  Alaskan Airlines will welcome the return of non-stop flights from Portland to Tucson, with the first flight arriving around noon today.

That is when the celebration really begins.  Airport officials will greet the first flight on the taxiway with a traditional water archway. There will also be a ceremony inside the terminal. 

These non-stop flights are scheduled to leave Portland at 9:15 a.m. every day.  Officials estimate the total travel time will take about three hours. 

For more on these flights go online to www.alaskaair.com

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