Alaska Airlines to serve Mexico City from San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego

The US Dept. of Transportation has tentatively awarded Alaska Airlines slots at Mexico City´s Benito Juarez International Airport from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego with flights starting this summer, the airline said.

The year-round nonstop service will operate once daily between Mexico City and San Francisco, once daily between Mexico City and San Diego, and twice daily between Mexico City and Los Angeles. The new service is the ninth destination Alaska serves to Mexico from California.

The Mexico City flights will operate using fuel-efficient Boeing 737 and Embraer E175 aircraft. Tickets and flight schedule details will be announced at a later date, following final government approval.

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America along with their regional partners, fly 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 nearly 1,000 destinations worldwide. Alaska Airlines, Virgin America and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).