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Alaska Airlines suspends Portland, Spokane flights due to wildfire smoke
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Alaska Airlines has temporarily suspended all flights in and out of two airports in the Pacific Northwest due to wildfire smoke blanketing the region.
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The airline announced in a blog post on Monday the temporary suspension of all flights into Portland and Spokane, Wash., as the Pacific Northwest continues to see "intense wildfires and hazardous air quality."
"Across the West, fires are creating thick smoke and haze, causing very poor air quality conditions in the Portland and Spokane areas," Alaska Airlines said in a blog post. "We made the difficult decision to stop our operation so that our employees and guests can remain safe."
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The airline said the temporary suspensions began at 3 p.m. on Monday and are expected to last until 3 p.m. on Tuesday.