Horizon Air’s growth expected to affect PDX airport expansion

The Portland-based airline plans to buy 30 new jets, which may help shape the postponed PDX airport expansion.

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PDX, for which Alaska and Horizon are the first- and second-biggest carriers by passenger count, had planned to break ground in January on a terminal expansion.

The plan is now on hold in light of Horizon’s plans. The carrier’s old fleet of turboprop planes boarded from the ground, but its new jet fleet could board using jet bridges, saving passengers some exposure to the elements.

That, though, means rethinking the $98 million airport expansion project. 

(READ MORE: Oregon Live)

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