On November 6 Alaska Airlines began nonstop flights between San Diego and Mexico City’s Benito Juarez International Airport. Thus, San Diego becomes the third West Coast city to offer nonstop services to Mexico City after Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the service was launched in August 2017. 

Alaska airlines started offering flights to Mexico back in 1988 and now it offers more than 100 flights a week to the country from California. This means that the carrier offers more options for California travelers to reach Mexico than any other US airline. 

The new service was welcomed by all interested parties. John Kirby, Alaska’s vice president of capacity planning confirmed that this is part of the airline’s most significant network expansion in its 85-year history. San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer welcomed this as a great opportunity for the city to foster growth and attract more tourists and investments.  

Kim Becker, president/CEO of San Diego International Airport confirmed that the new nonstop flight is a welcome service and thanked Alaska Airlines for being such a great partner. This is the 10th nonstop service to international markets to be offered from the airport.  

The Mexico City flights will use Embraer 175 aircraft operated by SkyWest Airlines.