Alaska Airlines has launched two new routes to Mexico City from Los Angeles and San Francisco, with a third scheduled for the fall from San Diego. It will then be the only one to operate between the three main airports in California and the Mexican capital.
The American company offers a daily flight between Los Angeles and Mexico City-Benito Juarez airport, operated by Boeing 737-800s (16 seats in First, 18 in Comfort + and 126 in Economy). Departures are scheduled at 8:26 a.m. (arrival at 1:55 p.m.) with return from Mexico at 5:25 p.m. (arrival at 7:44 p.m.). A second rotation will be set up in November, in SkyWest’s Embraer 175 (12+20+44) with departure at 12:25 p.m. and return at 1:25 p.m.
Alaska Airlines competes on this axis with Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and the low cost Interjet and Volaris.
A daily rotation is operated by Alaska Airlines between San Francisco and Mexico City airport: the 737-800 takes off at 9:55 a.m. to land at 4:20 p.m., and leaves the Mexican capital at 3:15 p.m. to land at 5:53 p.m. The competition this time comes from Aeromexico, United Airlines and Volaris. Finally, from November 6, the same SkyWest E175 will connect San Diego-Lindbergh Field to Mexico City every day, with a scheduled take-off at 7:05 a.m. (arrival at 12:50 p.m.) and a return at 7:25 p.m. (arrival at 9:37 p.m.). It will be this time without competition.
Alaska Airlines already flies from California to the airports of Cancun, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, with more than 100 flights per week. This return marks the launch of “the largest network expansion in its 85-year history”, with 29 new routes due to see the light of day by the end of the year. “With nearly three decades of presence in Mexico, we are delighted to return to the capital and continue to offer more flights than any other American company between California and this country,” Annabel Chang said in a press release. VP Bay Area of Alaska Airlines.