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When the powerful Category 3 Hurricane Odile hit Mexico’s Baja Peninsula on Sept. 14, Alaska Airlines responded immediately. Through a series of humanitarian relief flights dubbed Operation Ayuda – “help” in Spanish – Alaska evacuated more than 2,000 people. This video is a tribute to the more than 1,000 Alaska and Horizon employees who offered their skills, their expertise and their compassion in Los Cabos, Mazatlan, Loreto and in the United States…. Read More


Nearly 10 weeks after Hurricane Odile hit Los Cabos, Alaska Airlines will return to full, scheduled service to the region – plus some. On Nov. 20, Alaska launches a brand-new, seasonal nonstop flight from Portland, Oregon, to Los Cabos four times per week. The hurricane damaged buildings and the airport, and thousands of tourists were stranded. Led by Alaska, several airlines were able to operate a limited number of relief flights to… Read More

Return to Los Cabos

Alaska Airlines Los Cabos-based employees greet passengers on Alaska’s first commercial flight since Hurricane Odile hit on Sept. 14. Alaska Airlines passengers on flight 236 received a special welcome when their plane landed in Los Cabos early this afternoon. They were met by a cheering crowd of about 100 people including two dozen Alaska Airlines employees, a mariachi band and tourism and government officials. The special flight marks Alaska’s return to Los Cabos… Read More

UPDATE Thursday, Sept. 18, 4 p.m. Alaska plans to operate five humanitarian relief flights out of Los Cabos on Friday, Sept. 18. For Friday, Sept. 19: All flights passenger flights to Los Cabos have been canceled. The following flights are planned for Friday: Flight 201: Los Cabos to San Jose Flight 233: Los Cabos to San Diego Flight 235: Los Cabos to San Francisco Flight 251: Los Cabos to Los Angeles Flight 279: Los… Read More

UPDATE 6:21 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26: Alaska Airlines to resume Los Cabos flying Oct. 8   UPDATE 9:35 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25: Alaska Airlines employees emerge as heroes after the hurricane in Los Cabos UPDATE 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23: Alaska Airlines supports Los Cabos relief efforts with Red Cross donation. UPDATE 4:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19: Alaska scales back after Los Cabos airport closes to relief flights, commercial operations.

Mmm, Mazatlán. Between its golden beaches, local seafood and renowned nightlife, it’s easy to see why this resort town on the Pacific Ocean is such a popular vacation destination. But for those who crave an experience that’s a little more off the beaten path, it’s worth a round of “what do the locals do?” Alaska Airlines customer service agent Karen Solis has lived most of her life in the “Pearl of the… Read More