Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San José in California and Guadalajara in Mexico on December 15, and between Sacramento and Guadalajara on December...

Alaska Airlines will inaugurate service between San José in California and Guadalajara in Mexico on December 15, and between Sacramento and Guadalajara on December 16.

Tickets will go on sale pending government approval of the new routes.


“We are pleased to be able to offer more service to this important Central Mexico market from two new gateways,” says Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of marketing. “Alaska Airlines has served Guadalajara from Los Angeles since 2003, and we look forward to expanding our reach to our customers in the Bay Area.”

Alaska Airlines painted this Boeing 737-800 in a special retro 'Starliner' livery similar to the airline's colors in the 1940s to celebrate Alaska Airlines' 75th anniversary, and named the aircraft 'Starliner 75'

Alaska Airlines schedule between San José and Guadalajara will see four-times weekly flights departing San José’s Norman Y. Mineta International Airport (SJC) at 10:50 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arriving at  Guadalajara’s Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport (GDL) at 5: a.m. the next day local time.

In the other direction, Alaska’s flights are timed to depart GDL at 7:00 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to reach SJC at 8:50 a.m. local time.

The carrier’s three-times-weekly schedule between Sacramento International Airport (SMF) and Guadalajara calls for the flight to depart SMF at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and to land at GDL at 5:00 a.m. the next day local time. The return flight is timed to leave GDL at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and arrive at SMF at 8:50 a.m. local time.

Alaska Airlines will operate the new flights with Boeing 737-800s accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.

Alaska Airlines introduced service to Mexico in 1988 and flies an average of 1 million passengers annually between the U.S. West Coast and Mexico. Alaska and sister carrier Horizon Air together serve seven Mexico beach destinations – Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta – as well as serving Guadalajara and Mexico City.

  • Jaspreet

    October 10, 2010 #1 Author

    Is Alaska Airlines going to make San Jose a focus city or possibly a even a hub?

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