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October 8, 2015


SANTA ANA, Calif. - More nonstop international flights are taking off from John Wayne Airport (JWA). Beginning today, travelers can fly on Alaska Airlines between Orange County and Los Cabos, Mexico, and beginning tomorrow, they can fly between Orange County and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The flights are year-round and will be operated four-times a week to/from Los Cabos and three-times a week to/from Puerto Vallarta. Welcoming passengers today were Alaska Airlines officials, Consul General de Mexico Mario Cuevas and members of the Mexico Tourism Board, who joined in the gate festivities to celebrate the launch of the Los Cabos service. Similar festivities will take place tomorrow for the Puerto Vallarta service.

"It's exciting to see the addition of Alaska Airlines' international service at John Wayne Airport," said Board of Supervisors Chairman Todd Spitzer. "Travelers now have more options than ever to fly between Orange County and Mexico."

Alaska Airlines Plane at JWA

John Wayne Airport now offers daily nonstop service to/from Los Cabos, Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. See all of John Wayne Airport's domestic and international nonstop destinations here.

More information about the Los Cabos service.

More information about the Puerto Vallarta service.


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue. The Airport serves more than nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be found at Like us on, or follow us on Twitter @johnwayneair and Instagram @johnwayneair.

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