Alaska Airlines takes slice of Mexico pie

Alaska Airlines takes slice of Mexico pie

Alaska Airlines has become the latest carrier to boost its services to Mexico following the collapse of local rival Mexicana.

United Continental Holdings - which operates the United and Continental brands – announced a number of new routes earlier this week, as US carriers jockey to replace Mexicana in the region.

Alaska is the latest to show its hand, confirming the launch of a new flight between San Jose, California, and Guadalajara, Mexico on December 15th.

The service will operate four times a week - leaving San Jose on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays – with fares starting at $119 each way for tickets purchased by October 28th.

Alaska Airlines is also offering fares a new departure from Sacramento, California, and Guadalajara.

The service will start on December 16th government approval, with departures on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The new flights will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 in the main cabin.


All introductorily priced flights must be completed by March 9th.

World Mobi

Also in the United States today, World Mobi launched its new city guide to Sacramento. 

World Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the World Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are, London.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

Sacramento.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, transport, and weather.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.