Portland International Airport (PDX) has opened its new Concourse B with gates devoted to Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air’s regional routes.

The new concourse includes art installations, floor-to-ceiling windows, plants and wood panelling, and sweeping views of the airfield. Travellers will arrive and depart at ten gate locations for Alaska, spanning four jet bridges and six ground-loading positions. Most flights at Concourse B are regional flights operated by Alaska’s sister carrier, Horizon Air.

The concourse was designed by ZGF Architects and constructed by Hoffman Skanska Joint Venture. Concourse B will now replace Concourse A at the airport.

Curtis Robinhold, executive director of the Port of Portland, said: “For those of you who remember dark, cramped Concourse A, you’re in for a treat in this new space that serves important regional flights. Concourse B will provide a quintessential Pacific Northwest welcome and an experience with food and art that passengers and employees of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air deserve.”

Shane Jones, vice president of real estate and airport development at Alaska Airlines, added: “PDX is a crucial part of Alaska’s future, especially as one of our key West Coast hubs. Our partnership and joint investment with the Port of Portland highlights our commitment to provide our guests with an excellent travel experience by making improvements that will make their journeys more enjoyable.”

Good Coffee and Screen Door restaurants will open in Concourse B in spring 2022.