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Alaskan Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights To Puerto Vallarta This December

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Alaskan Airlines has become the latest U.S. carrier to announce new flights to the coastal hotspot of Puerto Vallarta from Las Vegas this winter amid soaring travel demand.

The Mexican Pacific city is currently one of the trendiest locations in the entire country as evidenced by its skyrocketing visitor numbers and multiple travel awards.

An Alaskan airlines flight taking off from the U.S

With demand for Puerto Vallarta expected to increase further during the winter season, more and more U.S. carriers are increasing the availability of flights to the popular destination.

The upcoming holiday period is one of the busiest times for Puerto Vallarta’s travel industry, and with that in mind,  here’s the latest on Alaskan Airlines’ new flights to the sun-drenched hotspot.

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Alaskan Airlines To Launch New Winter Route From Las Vegas To Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta has emerged as one of the most popular destinations in Mexico for American travelers this year. Famous for its vibrant city lifestyle, stunning beaches, and breathtaking mountainous scenery, Puerto Vallarta is an appealing hotspot for a growing number of travelers.

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Soaring demand has prompted Alaskan Airlines to launch a new nonstop route to the sunny city this winter from its Las Vegas hub starting on December 14th. The launching of the new route coincides with the start of the extremely busy winter season, which sees hundreds and thousands of travelers flock south in search of warm weather and some of the world’s top beaches.

Alaskan Airlines announced that it would operate the route four times per week, providing a massive travel boost to Puerto Vallarta and further increasing the airline’s growing network of international flights. 

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According to airline executives, the new nonstop flights from Las Vegas are mainly targeted at travelers living on the Pacific coast of the United States, a market area that is particularly keen on vacationing in Puerto Vallarta.

Alaskan Airlines is currently one of the most significant U.S. carriers operating in Puerto Vallarta International Airport, with weekly nonstop departures from key U.S. hubs including Seattle-Tacoma and Los Angeles International Airport. 

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The airline, which is one of the oldest in the United States, has ramped up frequencies to Puerto Vallarta to meet soaring traveler demand. Even though airline officials recognize that Puerto Vallarta competes with similar Pacific destinations, including Los Cabos, the coastal hotspot offers a unique experience for travelers that is unlike anything else found in Mexico. 

As a result, Puerto Vallarta is gearing up for a record-breaking winter season, with hotel occupancy rates already skyrocketing to well above 80%. The coastal destination is projected to be amongst the most popular in Mexico this year and has raked up an impressive number of travel awards. 

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While the Mexican state of Jalisco, where Puerto Vallarta is located, is famous for attracting a broad range of travelers, the coastal hotspot is trending with foodie and culture-seeking visitors this year.

Last week, Puerto Vallarta was recognized as the top destination for culinary travel in Mexico in the annual Travvy Awards. Famous for its fresh and plentiful seafood, the coastal city is a paradise for those seeking to try new flavors, with dozens of companies operating food tours across the city.

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Just north of Puerto Vallarta, travelers will find the stunning coastal region of Riviera Nayarit, which is home to hundreds of upscale properties, many of which have received the title of the top luxury resorts in Mexico, including the famous One&Only Mandarina.

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