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Nicole Hall
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Alaska Airlines Launches Flights to Cancún and Fort Lauderdale from San Diego International Airport

Friday, November 20, 2020

Alaska Airlines launched its first flight to Cancún, Mexico via Cancún International Airport (CUN) from San Diego International Airport (SAN) today. The winter seasonal service to Cancún marks the first time SAN has had nonstop service to this popular destination in over a decade. The airline will begin nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. via Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) tomorrow, November 21. This is the first time Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop service from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale.

“Nonstop service to Cancún is something our region has wanted for some time and flights to Fort Lauderdale are appreciated by those seeking additional access to leisure and business opportunities in South Florida,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority President and CEO. “We are happy to add these routes to our list of nonstop destinations and would like to thank Alaska Airlines for their investment in SAN during this dynamic time.”

New flights to Cancún operate four times weekly until April 12, 2021 providing the region’s leisure travelers a convenient way to get to the popular vacation destination without having to connect or fly from regional hubs. Flights to Fort Lauderdale operate three times weekly. For available flight days and times, please visit   

SAN recently achieved Airports Council Internationals (ACI) Airport Health Accreditation for its “Let’s Go Safely” program which prioritizes the health and safety of passengers, employees and the community through a number of modifications and improvements at the airport. Health and safety modifications that have been implemented throughout the terminals, Rental Car Center, Parking Plaza, and Airport Authority administration building include increased cleaning of high touch points, electrostatic spraying, signage on preventive health measures, floor decals and seat separation signage to queue six-foot social distance, hand sanitizer stations, Plexiglas sneeze guards in certain public spaces, and facial coverings required on all airport property. To learn more about what SAN is doing to ensure the health and safety of its customers, please visit


San Diego International Airport (SAN) is the busiest single-runway commercial service airport in the U.S. and third busiest airport in California. In 2019, SAN welcomed 25 million passengers and offered nonstop flights to destinations worldwide. The airport is an economic driver for the region, contributing nearly $12 billion in economic activity in 2019 and supports nearly 116,600 jobs. With anticipated passenger growth in the future, the Airport Development Plan (ADP) is cautiously moving forward with plans to replace Terminal 1 with a larger, more modern facility and other improvements that enhance the airport experience. The airport is managed and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. For more information, please visit


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