Alaska Airlines to Discontinue Service to 14 Major Cities Beginning Next Year

We’re always closely examining our network’s financial performance and decided to discontinue this underperforming route,” the airline said of its Los Angeles-Mexico City trip. 

Alaska Airlines operates Boeing 737s on the Los Angeles-Mexico City route twice daily. 

According to FlightGlobal timetables, Alaska began flying to Mexico City from Los Angeles in August 2005, and expanded with the launch of San Francisco-Mexico City flights in August 2017. 

Alaska Airlines canceled the San Francisco trip in May, along with numerous other San Francisco routes. 

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At the time, management described the changes as modifications to Alaska and Virgin America’s merged network. 

Alaska’s decision to discontinue its Los Angeles-Mexico City trip, and hence all service to the city, comes after many years of increased competition in that market. 

According to FlightGlobal timetables, Alaska competed on the Los Angeles-Mexico City trip with just Aeromexico, Mexicana, and United Airlines, which carried a total of 38,000 seats each way on the route ten years ago. 

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