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New Alaska Airlines Route Makes It the Only US Carrier Flying to La Paz, Mexico

Mexico Airports + Flying
by Katie Scott Aiton Jul 8, 2024

Alaska Airlines is expanding its reach into Mexico by introducing nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to two exciting destinations: La Paz and Monterrey.

Starting November 20, 2024, Alaska Airlines will become the only US carrier offering service to La Paz. This will provide travelers with a convenient and direct connection to this beautiful coastal city, located roughly 100 miles north of the more tourist-heavy Los Cabos area. The new route will operate with up to three weekly round-trip flights, catering to the winter surge in demand for sunny getaways.

La Paz, the capital of Baja California Sur, is often overlooked, but it makes an excellent base for exploring the region. It’s not just a place to bookend a Cabos trip, though. La Paz is more of a big town than a city and has more of a local feel than the nearby overdeveloped resort hub. The bay is surrounded by the desert mountains of the Sierra de la Laguna, so you can hike with spectacular views of the mountains and the sea. You might even get to spot a whale shark if you visit between October and April. And it’s home to one of Mexico’s best beaches, Balandra — which has seven stretches of sand.

Alaska Airlines’ second new destination, Monterrey, will be inaugurated in February 2025. Flights from LAX to Monterrey International Airport (MTY) will be daily and nonstop, making Alaska Airlines the sole US carrier offering this level of service to the industrial hub in northeastern Mexico.

This strategic move by Alaska Airlines strengthens its position as a major player in West Coast aviation. Come February, Alaska will service ten destinations in Mexico from LAX. The new routes provide travelers with more options for connecting to popular Mexican destinations while offering a flexible option for those seeking to explore California.

If you’re looking for a last minute summer deal to Mexico, Alaska also added almost one million additional seats for flights for the peak months of June, July, and August compared to 2023. West Coasters have more direct flights than ever to popular destinations such as Cancun, Guadalajara, Los Cabos, Loreto, Manzanillo, Mazatlán, Puerto Vallarta, and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.

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