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December 5, 2023

Alaska Airlines Introduces Nonstop Flights from Las Vegas to Puerto Vallarta, Enhancing Tourist Connectivity

Las Vegas to Puerto Vallarta: A New Direct Route by Alaska Airlines

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In a significant development for travelers, Alaska Airlines has announced the launch of nonstop flights from Las Vegas to Puerto Vallarta, marking a new chapter in its 35-year history. Starting December 14, this direct service will operate four times a week, strengthening the airline’s regional presence and offering a convenient option for U.S. tourists.

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Celebrating 35 Years with a New Destination

Introducing this direct flight from Las Vegas to Puerto Vallarta coincides with Alaska Airlines’ 35th anniversary. This expansion is a celebration of the airline’s long-standing service and a response to the increasing demand for more accessible and efficient travel options to popular Mexican destinations.

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Miguel Arreola on the New Service

Miguel Arreola, the station manager for Alaska Airlines in Puerto Vallarta, shared his excitement about this unique offering. “The new nonstop flight from Las Vegas to Puerto Vallarta is a significant addition to our services. We’re expecting a positive response, supported by the excellent facilities at the airport and our collaboration with the Tourism Department to attract more U.S. visitors to Vallarta,” he said.

A Strong Partnership with Puerto Vallarta Tourism

Alaska Airlines’ commitment to promoting Puerto Vallarta as a prime destination is evident in its partnership with the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust. Luis Villaseñor Nolasco, the director of the Trust, and Alaska Airlines have engaged in joint promotional efforts to enhance the destination’s appeal and ensure high occupancy rates year-round.

Expanding in the California Market

Arreola also highlighted the airline’s strategic plans to increase flights from California, considering it a key market for Puerto Vallarta. “With 80% of our California flights heading to Latin America, mainly Mexico, we see a significant demand for our services in Vallarta,” he explained.

Future Outlook and Tourist Preferences

In 2024, Alaska Airlines anticipates increasing flight frequencies to meet the growing demand. Arreola noted the distinct appeal of Puerto Vallarta compared to other destinations like Los Cabos, with many tourists choosing to return, reflecting the high-quality service provided by both the destination and the airline.

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