Alaska Airlines to Serve Cancun from Seattle

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SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin seasonal nonstop service between Seattle and 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 Cancun on Nov. 6.

“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 Cancun,” said 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 Mexicothan any other carrier, flying an average of 1.5 million passengers a year. Alaska already serves six Mexico beach destinations — Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta — in addition to Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Seattle – Cancun: starting Nov. 6 pending governmental approval

When approved, the Seattle-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, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico.

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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