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Horizon Air wants to fly south of the border

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on July 31, 2007 at 5:22 pm |
July 31, 2007 5:22 pm

Sea-Tac-based Horizon Air has applied to the Mexican government for its first route to Mexico.

The regional airline has asked permission to fly between Los Angeles and Loreto on the Baja Peninsula.

Horizon is contemplating flying the route using its Bombardier CRJ-70 jets, said Horizon spokeswoman Jen Boyer.

Horizon’s sister airliner, Alaska Airlines, pioneered the route from LA to the small Mexican town on the Gulf of Cortes. Under a plan Horizon is considering, it would fly its 70-seat jets to Loreto on days when demand is too light for Alaska’s 737s.

Meanwhile, the federal Department of Transportation has issued Alaska Airlines a certificate of convenience to carry passengers and cargo to and from American Samoa.

Don’t count on buying an Alaska ticket soon to the far South Seas. Alaska was among 20 airlines granted that permission.

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