It will soon be even more of a breeze to connect between Los Angeles International Airport and Los Cabos International Airport.
That’s because a relatively new airline, Breeze Airways, has filed paperwork to fly between the two destinations.
A Breeze To Los Cabos
Breeze Airways has been making quite a buzz in the travel industry since it was founded in 2021. The airline, started by former JetBlue CEO David Neeleman, recently filed for its first international flight service to bring passengers to Los Cabos.
According to the filing with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), Breeze Airways plans to fly the 900-mile flight between Los Angeles and Los Cabos starting in November.
They are initially planning for a once-weekly flight to Los Cabos with a relatively small 100-150 passenger Airbus A220 plane.
Once approved for flights to Los Cabos initially, the airline can expand to other Mexican resort destinations that do not have slot limitations, as does Mexico City, due to the Open Skies agreement between Mexico and the United States.
A Strange Move According to Experts
Many experts in the airline industry were initially puzzled by the filing by Breeze Airways. According to the initial business plan of the airline, its mission was to focus on underserved routes with little or no competition.
The Los Angeles to Los Cabos route definitely does not fit this strategy. In fact, it is one of the most competitive routes for visitors to Los Cabos.
Six different domestic airlines fight for passengers on this route, including fellow low-cost airlines such as Spirit. The other carriers also competing on this route to Los Cabos are United, American, Alaska, Delta, and Jet Blue.
Why Breeze Airways picked this route is a little strange. Especially since Breeze Airways is only flying this route one time a week while the competitors offer multiple flights on multiple days.
What Does This Mean For Tourists?
Breeze may be working with a travel package provider to offer this route, which would make it profitable with a guaranteed level of passenger count. It could also be using this as a test run to extend more flights to Los Cabos or other international destinations in Mexico.
With the reputation Breeze Airways has established for quickly entering and exiting markets, it’s hard to say what the long-run expectations of the Los Angeles to Los Cabos route could be.
That means that customers booking this flight in the future may find themselves without an alternate way to get to Mexico using Breeze Airways, as this is their only international destination.
Unfortunately, it does not hold much promise for lower fares to Los Cabos since the ultra-low-price carrier Sprit is already flying this route, and it is unlikely that Breeze Airways will undercut Sprit’s already low price.
It also does not seem to connect with the market that the Los Cabos Tourism Trust is focused on developing for the region. In other words, high-end visitors with generous disposable income focused on wellness, sustainability and nature.
However, it does allow for fans of Breeze Airways to finally enjoy an international destination to travel to and could set the stage for additional flights to more beach resort destinations in Mexico.
Breeze Airways’ frequent flyers and tourists looking for an opportunity to try the airline for an international flight will most likely be interested in this new route, filing from Los Angeles to Los Cabos.
Whether it comes to actual fruition later in the year and the demand for flights to Los Cabos is something travelers should monitor the developments of going forward.
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