Alaska Airlines today unveiled the schedule for service from Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego to Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT) officially approved Alaska’s new Mexico City service, which includes twice daily flights to Mexico’s capital from Los Angeles and daily flights from San Francisco and San Diego. Mexican government approval is pending but expected soon.
Since merging with Virgin America, Alaska Airlines has announced unprecedented growth from the West Coast, adding a record 37 new markets to date.
“We thank the U.S. DOT for its efforts to increase competition in highly desirable markets like Mexico City,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines. “With our new service to Mexico City, we continue to grow our footprint in California by offering our valued guests nonstop flights to nine popular destinations throughout Mexico, more than any other U.S. carrier from California.”
Schedule of new service:
Date City pair Departs Arrives Aircraft Frequency
Aug 8 Los Angeles-Mexico City 8:18 a.m. 1:55 p.m. B737 Daily
Aug 8 Mexico City-Los Angeles 5:25 p.m. 7:25 p.m. B737 Daily
Aug 8 San Francisco-Mexico City 9:55 a.m. 4:20 p.m. B737 Daily
Aug 8 Mexico City-San Francisco 3:15 p.m. 5:45 p.m. B737 Daily
Nov 6 Los Angeles-Mexico City 12:25 p.m. 6:15 p.m. E175 Daily
Nov 6 Mexico City-Los Angeles 1:35 p.m. 3:54 p.m. E175 Daily
Nov 6 San Diego-Mexico City 7:05 a.m. 12:50 p.m. E175 Daily
Nov 6 Mexico City-San Diego 7:25 p.m. 9:37 p.m. E175 Daily
Flight times based on local time zones.
With the new service, Alaska serves nine Mexico destinations from California including Cancun, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara. Alaska began flying to Mexico in 1988 and operates 96 flights a week—more than any other U.S. carrier from California. Alaska previously served Mexico City from 2005 to 2015.
The Mexico City flights will operate using fuel-efficient Boeing 737 and Embraer 175 aircraft. Onboard, guests will enjoy Alaska’s award-winning service, along with features to help make the most of their flight. Alaska Beyond Entertainment offers free movies direct to customers’ own devices. Other onboard amenities include a selection of food and beverage inspired by local chefs, custom leather seats with adjustable headrests, and power outlets throughout the cabin.