Alaska Airlines offers introductory fares from Portland to Mexico

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is offering introductory fares for its new flights from Portland, Ore., to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Pending approval by Mexico’s Direcci├│n General de Aerona├║tica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin seasonal service between Portland (PDX) and Los Cabos (SJD) from Nov. 3 through April 27, 2015, and between PDX and Puerto Vallarta (PVR) from Nov. 4 through April 26, 2015.

Alaska 737 on approach to SEA
Customers can book non-stop flights on Alaska (NYSE:ALK) for as low as $176 one way from PDX to SJC, and $186 one way from PDX to PVR. The introductory fares, which may not be available on all dates and flights, are for tickets purchased by July 14, for travel from the date service starts through Feb 10, 2015.

Flights to SJC will depart PDX at 11:25 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and arrive at 4:20 p.m., local time. Return flights will depart at 5:15 p.m. on the same days, arriving at 8:35 p.m.

Flights to PVR will depart at 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and arrive at 4:40 p.m., with return flights leaving at 5:40 p.m. and arriving at 8:35 p.m.

Between March 8 and April 4, flights arrive and depart one hour earlier due to daylight saving time. All flights will be aboard Boeing 737 aircraft.

Alaska Airlines operates 240 flights a week during the winter between the West Coast and six Mexico beach destinations. In addition to SJC and PVR, the airline flies to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo (ZIH), Loreto (LTO), Manzanillo (ZLO), and Mazatlan (MZT).

In addition to the new flights from Portland, Alaska will also begin flights between Seattle (SEA) and Cancun (CUN) on Nov. 6.

Flights can be booked at or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522).

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