Alaska Airlines to launch Fresno to Guadalajara route

Fresno Yosemite International Airport already is one of the most popular hubs for travelers to Guadalajara in the United States.

Central Valley residents looking to travel to Mexico will have another option over the winter. 

Fresno Yosemite International Airport announced that Alaska Airlines will offer flights from Fresno to Guadalajara, Mexico, from December to February. 

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The big picture: Alaska Airlines will offer non-stop daily service to Guadalajara starting on Dec. 3 and running through Feb. 12, 2025. 

  • Flights will depart from Fresno at 7 a.m. and arrive in Guadalajara at 12:40 p.m. 
  • The return flights will depart Guadalajara at 8:52 p.m. and arrive in Fresno at 10:56 p.m. 
  • Alaska Airlines will use a Boeing 737 for the route. 

Go deeper: Fresno and Guadalajara officially became sister cities in 2022. 

  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport ranks fourth in the nation in the number of passengers flying from Fresno to Guadalajara. 
  • Alaska Airlines is the first domestic carrier that operates in Fresno to offer international air service. 

What they’re saying: “Alaska Airlines’ addition of seasonal service to Guadalajara is great news for Fresno, and more proof that Fresno Yosemite International Airport is one of the nation’s up-and-coming airports,” said City of Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer. 

  • “There were 238,679 air trips between the two cities last year, making it clear that Fresno and Guadalajara share a special connection, and I’m excited that Alaska Airlines will be the first domestic carrier to offer international service from FAT,” Dyer continued. “With our terminal expansion in the works and new flights being added constantly, the future of our airport is bright.”
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