Alaska Airlines is bulking up its schedule for the fall, adding
six more weekly flights on existing routes to some of Mexico’s most
popular resort destinations.
Starting Oct. 29, Alaska will increase the number of weekly
flights connecting Los Angeles and Loreto from three to four,
Manzanillo from four to six, and Mazatlan from seven to eight. The
airline will also up weekly service between San Francisco and
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo from two to four flights.
The carrier’s total capacity serving Mexico will increase by 22
percent this fall, resulting from more frequent flights on existing
routes and the addition of five new nonstop routes.
Alaska also plans to inaugurate roundtrip nonstop service in the
fall between Los Angeles and La Paz, both San Francisco and Seattle
to Cancun, and from Portland to both Los Cabos and Puerto
“Mexico is an increasingly popular destination for customers
throughout Alaska Airlines’ route system, including customers
flying directly from California and the Pacific Northwest, and
those connecting from Canada, Alaska and beyond,” said Gregg
Saretsky, Alaska Airlines’ executive vice president of marketing
and planning. “This fall, we’re adding a significant number of new
routes and more frequent flights to Mexico in response to this
Since introducing service to Mexico in 1988, Alaska Airlines now
transports over 1.2 million passengers annually between the U.S.
West Coast and Mexico. During its upcoming winter schedule, the
carrier will operate up to 44 flights daily serving 10 Mexican
destinations, including Cancun, Guadalajara, Ix-tapa/Zihuatanejo,
La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, Mexico City and
Alaska Airlines Vacations promotes vacation packages to each of
the Mexico resort desti-nations the airline serves. Mealtime
flights feature the airline’s “Northern Bites” meals-for-purchase
service, which allows coach passengers to purchase a meal onboard