Alaska Airlines announces new route from San Jose, CA to the Riviera Nayarit

  • The US-based airline will begin operating a new daily direct flight in March 2020, improving the connectivity between California and the Banderas Bay region.
Alaska Airlines announced its new San Jose-Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit route that will begin operating in March 2020, improving connectivity between the San Francisco Bay area in California and the Banderas Bay region.
According to information provided by the airline, the new flight is seasonal and begins on March 19, 2020. This is a daily flight aboard Airbus 320 planes with a maximum capacity of 200 passengers.

The estimated duration of the flight from the Norman Y. Mineta International Airport in San Jose to the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz airport—serving Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit—is four hours; the return flight takes three hours.
According to Marc Murphy, managing director of the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) and the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), options like this direct flight have helped the Riviera Nayarit has become one of the most sought-after destinations for North American travelers.
Service overview:
Equipment      Flight               Departure       Arrival             Frequency
AS270              320D               SJC-O8:00       PVR-12:35       MTWTFSS
AS271              320D               PVR-13:40       SJC-16:30        MTWTFSS
Note: Times are based on local time zone.
The flight is already available for booking on the Alaska Airlines website. For reservations please visit
+ Alaska Airlines began its service to Mexico in 1988 and moves an average of one million passengers per month between the West Coast and Mexico. Alaska Airlines and its sister company Horizon air together serve seven beach destinations in Mexico: Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo, La Paz, Loreto, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Mazatlan y Puerto Vallarta / Riviera Nayarit, as well as Guadalajara and Mexico City.
+ In 2019, readers of Condé Nast Traveler named Alaska Airlines “Best Airline in the US” for the second consecutive year.
The Riviera Nayarit reasserts its status as a first-class tourist development, an example of the growing and successful tourism industry in Mexico. The destination works vigorously to attain its goal of attracting more and better tourism to Mexico’s Pacific Treasure with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via the Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).


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