Alaska Airlines to add flights between California and Guadalajara


SEATTLE, WA – Beginning December 15, 2010, Alaska Airlines will beef up its flights between San Jose, California, and Guadalajara, Mexico, and between Sacramento, California, and Guadalajara, starting December 16, 2010.

“We are pleased to be able to offer more service to this important Central Mexico market from two new gateways,” said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “Alaska Airlines has served Guadalajara from Los Angeles since 2003, and we look forward to expanding our reach to our customers in the Bay Area.”

The new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

Alaska Airlines introduced service to Mexico in 1988 and flies an average of 1 million passengers annually between the US West Coast and Mexico. Alaska and sister carrier, Horizon Air, together serve 7 Mexico beach destinations – Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta – in addition to serving Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Commencement of new flights are dependent upon government approval of the new routes.