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Alaska Airlines adds three new Mexican destinations from San Francisco for the winter season

Alaska Airlines is expanding its services to Mexico. This winter, the airline will fly to three new destinations from San Francisco – Loreto, Mazatlán and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

Three new routes

Starting 18th December 2021, Alaska Airlines will operate once-weekly flights from San Francisco to Loreto, Mazatlán and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. The Saturday-only flights will run through 16th April 2021.

The flight schedule of San Francisco-Loreto-San Francisco route is:

  • San Francisco-Loreto
  • Departure time: 12:00
  • Arrival time: 15:40
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 40 minutes
  • Flight number: AS1138
  • Frequency: Only on Saturdays
  • Loreto-San Francisco
  • Departure time: 16:50
  • Arrival time: 18:45
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: AS1139
  • Frequency: Only on Saturdays

The flight schedule of San Francisco-Mazatlán-San Francisco route is:

  • San Francisco-Mazatlán
  • Departure time: 11:50
  • Arrival time: 16:10
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: AS1292
  • Frequency: Only on Saturdays
  • Mazatlán-San Francisco
  • Departure time: 17:15
  • Arrival time: 20:01
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 46 minutes
  • Flight number: AS1293
  • Frequency: Only on Saturdays

The flight schedule of San Francisco-Zihuatanejo-San Francisco route is:

  • San Francisco-Zihuatanejo
  • Departure time: 08:00
  • Arrival time: 14:15
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: AS1438
  • Frequency: Only on Saturdays
  • Zihuatanejo-San Francisco
  • Departure time: 17:25
  • Arrival time: 20:11
  • Flight time: 4 hours and 46 minutes
  • Flight number: AS1439
  • Frequency: Only on Saturdays

All of these flights will be operated by the airline’s Airbus A320 aircraft.

Brett Catlin, Vice President of Network and Alliance, Alaska Airlines, said:

Our guests are eager to relax, disconnect and have fun, and the places we fly to in Mexicoare ideal locations to do that. With a total of seven nonstop destinations from the Bay Area this winter, including options from San Francisco and San Jose, tropical paradise is just a few hours away. Plus, we offer convenient nonstops from Los Angeles and San Diego to a range of destinations in Mexico and across Latin America.

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Largest carrier flying from West Coast to Mexico

Alaska Airlines proudly states that it has more nonstop flights to Mexico from the West Coast than any other U.S. carrier. This winter, it will have up to 27 departures a day: 20 from California and seven from the Pacific Northwest.

In addition to the new nonstop seasonal service from San Francisco to Loreto, Mazatlán and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Alaska also has nonstop flights from San Francisco to Cancún, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta. From San Jose in the Bay Area, it flies nonstop to Guadalajara, Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta.

Alaska serves eight destinations across Mexico from its West Coast gateways: Cancún, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. Tickets to all these destinations are now on sale with up to 30% off on select, one-way fares.

Enhanced onboard service

Alaska Airlines recently expanded the food and beverage service on its flights, adding more West Coast inspired meals in First Class like Guajillo Chile-Lime Salad with ancient grains, and additional fresh food items throughout the cabin that can be pre-ordered up to two weeks before departure. It also serves free craft beer, West Coast wines and cocktails in First Class and Premium Class, which are also available for purchase in the main cabin.

Meanwhile, Alaska Airlines recently strengthened its partnership with fellow Oneworld alliance member Qatar Airways. The airline has announced more flights from the West Coast of the United States for the Winter season while it is adding two new routes out of Boise, Idaho.

Featured image by Alaska Airlines

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