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April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin seasonal nonstop service between
Cancun, Mexico. Pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin its daily service to
"As Seattle's leading airline, we're committed to offering the most nonstop service to the popular destinations our customers want to explore, including leisure hotspots like
Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing. "Customers taking Alaska Airlines' flight to
Cancun will enjoy our award-winning service and low fares."
Known for its 14-mile pristine
Caribbean beach and all-inclusive resorts,
Cancun is a short ferry ride to the turtle farms of
Isla Mujeres and a two-hour drive from
Chichen Itza, a massive Maya archaeological site and one of the
New Seven Wonders of the World.
Alaska Airlines introduced service to
Mexico in 1988 and operates more nonstop flights between the West Coast and
Mexico than any other carrier, flying an average of 1.5 million passengers a year.
Alaska already serves six
Mexico beach destinations —
Puerto Vallarta — in addition to
With the new flights, Alaska Airlines will now offer 279 peak-day departures nonstop to 79 destinations from
Seattle, more than any other carrier.
Summary of new daily Seattle service: Seattle –
New Orleans: starting
June 12Seattle –
June 20Seattle –
Sept. 2Seattle –
Sept. 4Seattle – Albuquerque: starting
Sept. 18Seattle –
Nov. 6 pending governmental approval
When approved, the
Cancun route will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft. Flight times and introductory fares will be available on alaskaair.com after the DOT approves the request, which takes up to four weeks.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves nearly 100 cities through an expansive network in
Alaska, the Lower 48,
Mexico. For reservations, visit
www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines Newsroom at
SOURCE Alaska Airlines