Alaska Airlines adds new flights to sun-filled spots this winter

Alaska Airlines has made this announcement:

Alaska Airlines is now offering several new nonstop routes to make it easier to escape to places known for wintertime sun and fun:

  • Just in time for the holidays, we’ll begin weekly, seasonal service between San Francisco and Cancun on Dec. 16, offering our Bay Area guests a convenient way to get away to eastern Mexico.
  • We’ll launch two new flights from Portland on Dec. 16 to Tampa and New Orleans – the only nonstops from the Rose City to these two Southern destinations. These routes are also seasonal service, each with several flights a week.
  • On Nov. 19, we’ll say howdy to another new route connecting Palm Springs and Austin. It’s the only nonstop flight between the heart of the Coachella Valley and the Texas capital with flights five times a week.

“Since March, our bookings for leisure travel have exceeded what they were before the pandemic. For many of our guests, there’s an increased confidence that comes after being vaccinated. They were cooped up for well over a year – now they’re ready to relax, enjoy and explore,” said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. “With these new routes, we can whisk them away to destinations that have a warm sparkle in the wintertime.”


Start Date End


City Pair  




Frequency Aircraft
Nov. 19 April 18 Austin – Palm Springs 9 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 5x/Weekly E175
Nov. 19 April 18 Palm Springs – Austin 11:05 a.m. 4:10 p.m. 5x/Weekly E175
Dec. 16 April 18 San Francisco –Cancun 9:40 a.m. 5:55 p.m. Weekly 737
Dec. 16  

April 18

Cancun –

San Francisco

11 a.m. 2 p.m. Weekly 737
Dec. 16 April 18 Portland – Tampa 12:10 p.m. 8:29 p.m. 4x/Weekly 737
Dec. 16 April 18 Tampa – Portland 8 a.m. 11 a.m. 4x/Weekly 737
Dec. 16  

April 18

Portland –

New Orleans

12 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 3x/Weekly 737
Dec. 16  

April 18

 New Orleans –


8 a.m. 11:10 a.m. 3x/Weekly 737

All flight times are local.

These leisure routes are part of a series of new ones we’ve recently announced. With the addition of our new nonstop service to Belize from Los Angeles and Seattle this November, our guests have access to 42 more nonstops now than they did before the pandemic.