Alaska Airlines New Flights from Portland to Puerto Vallarta now available for purchase

Alaska Airlines New Flights from Portland to Puerto Vallarta now available for purchase

Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board
July 9 2014

A new west coast destination is adding a direct flight to Puerto Vallarta. As a result of the efforts undertaken by the Puerto vallarta Board of Tourism and the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau (OCV), Alaska Airlines announced it will begin operations with a direct flight from Portland, Oregon to Puerto Vallarta during next season from November 4, 2014 until April 26, 2015.

Customers can now book travel on Alaska Airlines new nonstop flights from Portland, Oregon to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pending approval by the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin seasonal service between Portland and Los Cabos from Nov. 3 through April 27, 2015, and between Portland and Puerto Vallarta from Nov. 4 through April 26, 2015.

Alaska is offering introductory fares of $186 one way from Portland to Puerto Vallarta, on tickets purchased by July 14, for travel from the service start date through Feb 10, 2015*.

"These efforts benefit both cities by weaving culture, fashion, business and tradition with the best of the beach, nature and gastronomy Puerto Vallarta may offer at a low fee. This flight becomes an attractive route for foreign tourists, showcasing different facets of Mexico" stated Rolando Miravete, Director of the Puerto Vallarta Board of Tourism.

Summary of new seasonal service:

Start date       City pair                 Departs       Arrives      Frequency

Nov. 4  Portland-Puerto Vallarta  10:15 a.m.  4:40 p.m.**  Tues, Fri, Sun

Nov. 4  Puerto Vallarta-Portland  5:40 p.m.**  8:35 p.m.  Tues, Fri, Sun

**Between March 8 and April 4, flights arrive and depart one hour earlier due to daylight saving time. All times are based on local time zones.

"We're happy to expand our longtime flying to Mexico with new flights to these two popular leisure resorts for our Portland travelers, who can take advantage of our award-winning service and low fares for their travel adventures," said Joe Sprague, Alaska Airlines' senior vice president of communications and external relations.

Meanwhile the Tourism Board of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit OCV strengthen the campaign inviting influential agents in international tourism field. The wholesalers group will have the opportunity to live the joint experience staying at the host hotels, enjoy the various activities offered by the destination and revel in the cuisine that make our port a great destination for the market.

The new flights between Portland and Mexico will be operated with Boeing 737 aircraft.

To book, visit www.alaskaair.com or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR