Alaska Airlines Expands its Winter Sun and Ski Offerings

An Alaska Airlines 737 in flight above cloud.
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Alaska Airlines is bolstering its winter travel offerings with 18 new nonstop routes to sunny international destinations and winter sports havens.

The broad spread of destinations will provide travelers with a diverse array of adventure and relaxation options.

Kirsten Amrine, vice president of network planning and revenue management at Alaska Airlines, highlighted the wide variety of the program.

“This expansion offers convenient connections for guests across our network – from bucket list destinations to favorite winter getaways.”

“We’ve curated an exciting range of options spanning tropical Mexican locales to North America’s premier ski slopes.”

Winter Ski and Sun Destinations

The airline is expanding access to renowned ski destinations, including inaugural service to Vail, Colorado from San Diego and Seattle.

Winter sports enthusiasts will also benefit from new nonstop flights. These connect Los Angeles to Kelowna for central British Columbia’s ski resorts. Further routes include San Diego to Reno for easy Lake Tahoe access.

Adventure seekers can take advantage of new winter-seasonal service between Boise and Bozeman, a Yellowstone National Park gateway.

In addition, year-round flights between Boise and Santa Ana, near California’s most popular theme park are also available.

The airline is also launching routes from Boise and Sacramento to Orlando. This seeks to cater to those seeking warmer climates and theme park experiences.

And Alaska Airlines 737 departs from Los Angeles LAX.
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Positioning in Latin America and Mexico

Alaska Airlines is strengthening its position as the largest U.S. carrier between the West Coast and Latin America. It will introduce a nonstop service to Liberia, Costa Rica from San Francisco and Seattle. This marks the airline’s 104th nonstop route from Seattle.

The airline began flying to Liberia in 2015 and is eager to connect more West Coast travelers with Costa Rica’s Gold Coast.

Tailplanes of a line of parked Alaska Airlines aircraft.
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To meet increased winter leisure demand for warm-weather destinations, Alaska Airlines is expanding service to popular Mexican vacation spots.

It will become the first U.S. carrier to link Fresno and Guadalajara with daily mainline flights, enhance its Los Cabos presence with five weekly nonstop flights from Sacramento, offer exclusive nonstop service between New York state and Puerto Vallarta, and more.

Recently, Alaska Airlines announced it will be the sole U.S. airline serving La Paz, Mexico, and the only U.S. carrier flying between Monterrey, Mexico and Los Angeles.


Passengers on any Alaska flight can enjoy a premium travel experience featuring no change fees, and spacious First Class and Premium Class seating.

It offers the industry-leading Mileage Plan with accelerated elite status earning, high-quality West Coast-inspired cuisine, and a premium beverage selection.

Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve over 120 destinations across the United States, the Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico.

The airline offers a premium flying experience with award-winning customer service and the Mileage Plan loyalty program.

Through oneworld Alliance membership and additional Global Partners, passengers have expanded options for purchasing, earning, and redeeming on across 30 airlines and more than 1,000 worldwide destinations.

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