International flights to La Paz?


Should we be getting excited? The Secretary of Tourism, Economy and Sustainability for the State of Baja California Sur, Luis Humberto Araiza Lopez announced at the end of November that tourism officials have met with representatives of a major American airline with the purpose of connecting La Paz with the southern United States, thus facilitating the easier arrival of travellers to La Paz.

La Paz has been without international flights since March of 2015 when AreoMexico cancelled its weekly, non-stop flight from Los Angeles.

La Paz has had a horrendous time attracting airlines to offer direct service to the US. Alaska Airlines had announced back in October of 2012 that it was discontinuing Horizon Air’s service between Los Angeles and La Paz. “Unfortunately, the La Paz market has been very inconsistent for Air Group and it is currently unprofitable,” Ben Munson, Director of Network Planning said at the time of the cancellation.

The addition of an international flight to La Paz all boils down to dollars and cents. Araiza Lopez emphasized that they will continue knocking on international airlines doors to increase and improve air connectivity to all of Baja California Sur, but principally in La Paz.