Alaska Airlines wants to fly from Portland to Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos

Staff writerMay 21, 2014 

Alaska Airlines is bolstering its service to Mexico with new seasonal flights from Portland to the beach towns of Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.

Those routes, which would begin in early November and last through late April, are subject to Department of Transportation approval.

Those routes are another indication of renewed interest by the SeaTac-based carrier in Mexican destinations.  The airline also plans to renew a non-stop route from Sea-Tac Airport to Cancun, Mexico beginning in November.

Alaska throttled back on its Mexican flights during the recession and as travelers shunned Mexico because of drug-related violence.

The airline says it remains the airline with the most weekly flights from the West Coast to Mexico, 240 each week.

Alaska flies to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guadalajara, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mexico City, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. That repertoire will add another destination with Cancun in the fall.

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