Calafia Airlines is a Mexican airline that flies scheduled services. The airline is based at Cabo San Lucas International Airfield and flies to several destinations within Mexico, flying to more than 20 locations overall.
The airline launched in 1993. For its first 23 years of flying, it was named Aéreo Calafia until it rebranded to Calafia Airlines in 2016. Along with the rebrand, the airline created a new logo but kept its recognisable blue and red colours on all of its branding.
The airline currently specialises in regular flights to the Baja California Peninsula and the Mexican Pacific coast, as well as offering charter flights and tours. At this time, it only offers domestic flights within Mexico. However, launching international flights has been discussed by the airline in the past and is a part of its long-term goals.
Calafia Airlines has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.
Calafia Airlines allows each passenger to carry one piece of carry-on baggage at no additional charge. The free carry-on baggage allowance is the same for all passengers, regardless of which fare they purchase.
Passengers travelling on routes covered by the aircraft Cessna 208 Caravan may carry one piece of carry-on baggage in the cabin of up to 5 kilograms and maximum 108 linear centimetres.
Passengers travelling on routes covered by the aircraft Embraer 120 or Embraer 145 may carry with them up to a piece of cabin baggage of up to 10 kilograms. This baggage must not exceed 10kg and a maximum of 108 linear centimetres.
On flights that use the Cessna 208 Caravan, passengers can check-in one free piece of luggage of up to 15 kilograms and a maximum 158 linear centimetres.
On flights that use the Embraer 120 or Embraer 145, passengers can check-in one free piece of luggage of up to 25 kilograms and a maximum 158 linear centimetres.
On flights that use the Cessna 208 Caravan, passengers can check-in one free piece of luggage of up to 20 kilograms and a maximum 158 linear centimetres.
On flights that use the Embraer 120 or Embraer 145, passengers can check-in a free piece of luggage of up to 30 kilograms and a maximum 158 linear centimetres.
On flights that use the Cessna 208 Caravan, passengers can check-in two pieces of free luggage of up to 15 kilograms and a maximum 158 linear centimetres per bag.
On flights that use the Embraer 120 or Embraer 145, passengers can check-in two pieces of checked baggage. The total weight of this baggage cannot exceed 50 kg and each bag must be no larger than 158 linear centimetres.
If baggage exceeds the permitted weight, passengers will be charged at the rate of $100.00 Mexican Peso ($5.27 USD) per kilogram. For security reasons, Calafia Airlines doesn't accept baggage exceeding 32 kg.
The Economy Class cabin is the only cabin that Calafia Airlines flies with, although there are several fares within Economy that give passengers different perks.
The three fares are named 'Regular', 'Plus' and 'Flex', with Regular offering the least number of perks and Flex offering the most. Perks include things such as extra baggage allowance and more flexible cancellation and flight change policies.
The airline offers standard seating for an Economy Class cabin, although there is the option to upgrade to a seat with extra legroom.
Seats are set out in either a 1 x 2 or 2 x 2 configuration.
The airline offers a light snack and refreshment service once in-flight. Passengers can purchase these snacks and drinks from the airline once the aircraft has completed take off.
Due to the short flight times, in-flight meals aren't available.
Find out about Calafia Airlines' check-in policy, including check-in closing and opening times below.
Passenger can check-in online via the Calafia Airlines online check-in page. Web check-in speeds up the check-in process by offering the option to check-in and obtain boarding passes directly from a computer or mobile at home. Usually, online check-in is open from 72 hours up until 5 hours before scheduled flight departure time.
Passengers can check-in at the airport by visiting one of the airline's check-in desks. A check-in agent will assist with the check-in procedure. All passenger s need to remember to bring is their passport or professional ID (for domestic flights) and e-ticket. Airport check-in opens two hours before flight departure time.
Calafia offers passengers the chance to create a Calafia Plus Account, by easily signing up through the website. Calafia Plus is a membership scheme in which loyal flyers can get rewards and exclusive benefits. The program offers levels; passengers can move up the levels as spending is increased.
Calafia Air flies to several destinations within Mexico, including Cedros Island, Chihuahua, Guaymas, La Paz, Loreto, Mazatlán, Tijuana and more.
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Cabo San Lucas International Airport is a small international airfield located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The airport is officially an aerodrome, with just one small runway. The airport handles between 1,000–2,000 passengers per year when running as usual.
At this time, the only airline that uses the airport as a hub is Calafia Airlines.
Calafia Airlines fleet is made up of aircraft manufactured by Embraer and Cessna. It has around five planes within its fleet at any given time.