Alaska Airlines to begin flights to Mexico City from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego

Alaska Airlines has published the schedule for service from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego to Mexico City´s Benito Juarez International Airport, the airline said.

The US 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.

With the new service, Alaska serves nine Mexico destinations from California including Cancun, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, and Guadalajara.

The Mexico City flights will operate using fuel-efficient Boeing 737 and Embraer 175 aircraft.

Alaska Airlines, together with Virgin America and its regional partners, flies 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).