Credit: M.O. Stevens on Wikimedia Commons
Portland International Airport is an airport in Portland, Oregon. It's the main airport serving the state of Oregon and is the busiest by passenger traffic, accounting for the vast majority of air traffic in the state. The airport facilitates a mix of domestic flights within the US (to most major cities), international flights to destinations in Canada and Mexico, as well as transcontinental flights to parts of Europe and other intercontinental flights to Japan.
While no airlines use the airport as its main hub, Portland International is a secondary hub for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air.
The airport opened in the late 1930s and first began handling international flights in 1967, with a direct flight to Vancouver.
The airport code for Portland International Airport is PDX.
Portland International Airport is located in the city of Portland, south of Multnomah County. It can take between 20–70 minutes to drive to the airport from downtown Portland, depending on the time of day you're travelling.
Credit: Kevin Paniagua on Wikimedia Commons
There is a range of facilities at Portland International Airport, including a shopping mall, cinema and a number of airports lounges. All facilities are located within the airport's main — and only — terminal building
Located at: Concourse C
Located at: Concourse D
Located at: Concourse E
Credit: Mike Teague on Wikimedia Commons
The airport has three runways — two of which are used for commercial flights, with the other being used for cargo.
Runways 10L/28R (2,995 m in length) and 10R/28L (3,353 m in length) are the two runways used for commercial flights. There is no landing or departing preference for either runway, as it will usually depend on the direction of the wind.
Runways 03/21 is the smaller runway which is used for cargo flights and FedEx feeders.
There is one terminal building at Portland International Airport, which is split into two sections. These are named the South Terminal and the North Terminal. There are five concourses spread across the terminal building, each named A–E. However, Concourse A is expected to be demolished in the near future, with plans to expand and renovate both Concourse B and E.
The South Terminal is where Concourse A–C is situated, which is mainly used by airlines such as Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
The North Terminal is used by a mix of the other airlines that fly to/from the airport. The majority of international flights fly out of the North Terminal, with a dedicated international section at Concourse D. The North Terminal is also where the majority of the airport lounges are located.
Alaska and Horizon Air both use Portland International Airport as a secondary hub.
Here's a list of other airlines that use the airport.
|Air Canada & Air Canada Express & Air Canada Rogue||Canadá|
|Delta & Delta Connection||USA|
|Sun Country Airlines||USA|
|United & United Express||USA|
|1||San Francisco, California||711,000||Alaska, Southwest, Sun Country, United|
|2||Los Angeles, California||679,000||Alaska, American, Delta, Southwest|
|3||Seattle/Tacoma, Washington||659,000||Alaska, Delta|
|4||Denver, Colorado||510,000||Frontier, Southwest, United|
|5||Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Arizona||462,000||Alaska, American, Southwest, Sun Country|
|1||Vancouver, Canada||206,766||Air Canada, Alaska|
Portland International Airport can be accessed off of interstate 205, from there follow Airport way to the terminal building.
Car rental and parking facilities are available at the airport
Flagging down in Portland is possible but might be difficult due to lack of taxis on the road. Therefore, it's best to get the person(s) in charge of your accommodation to order a taxi or to order the taxi yourself. You can order any of these taxi companies, which are listed on the airport official website:
You can travel to Portland International Airport by rail on the MAX light rail Red Line, which runs from Beaverton to the airport, with stops at Pioneer Square, Rose Quarter and Gateways.