SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're looking for a new international destination to escape to – with an unbeatable mix of beaches, adventures and heritage that's not too far away from the West Coast – it's time to consider sun-splashed Belize. To make that trip planning easier, Alaska Airlines began nonstop service today to Belize City from Seattle and Los Angeles.
From Belize's capital city, the sky's the limit for exploration and fun. Given the strong demand for flights to Belize and building on our prior announcement of seasonal service in the winter, Alaska now intends to fly the Los Angeles-Belize City route year-round.
"For nearly two decades the Belizean market has been on our radar. We're thrilled to now be inaugurating service from both Seattle and Los Angeles," said Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances at Alaska Airlines. "Belize offers terrific family-friendly, eco-conscious possibilities – from iconic islands to lush jungles and ancient sites. And it's closer than you might think: From L.A., it's only a five-hour flight, and from Seattle it's six hours."
"In addition to attracting greater business investment and human capital, this new flight will also spur tourism which is essential for Belize's prosperity. It comes at a very opportune time as it further boosts the industry's recovery efforts," noted Hon. Anthony Mahler, Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations. "We therefore value our partnership with Alaska Airlines in providing such a vital connectivity for travelers from the West Coast interested in reinvigorating themselves and relaxing in our tropical jewel while immersing in a rich, unique cultural experience."
Alaska's service to Belize operates four times a week between Los Angeles and Belize City (BZE) and twice weekly between Seattle and Belize City – just in time for the holiday season. Tickets can be purchased at alaskaair.com.
LAX – BZE
M, W, F, Sa
BZE – LAX
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All times are local times
Our inaugural service to Belize on Nov. 19 happens to coincide with Garifuna Settlement Day, one of the nation's most important holidays which celebrates the arrival of the Garifuna people in 1802.
Belize offers a warm, sunny location during wintertime travel with countless things to do. English is the official language and the U.S. dollar is widely accepted. Belize is the fourth country Alaska flies to from our West Coast hubs joining Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Read more about the incredible possibilities Belize has to offer on our Blog.
For the latest on travel health and safety, the Belize Tourism Board has outlined the essential information travelers need to know.
Alaska prides itself on delivering low fares with great value and genuine, caring service. On board, our guests can enjoy food and drinks crafted with a range of refreshing, bright flavors inspired by West Coast ingredients. With our inflight entertainment, flyers can watch more than 1,100 movies and TV shows – all for free on their own devices and enjoy free texting while in the air.
Alaska remains committed to Next-Level Care for our guests and employees by implementing more than 100 ways to maintain the highest standard of safety – from clean planes to clean air in the cabin with hospital-grade air filtration systems. For everyone's safety on board, Alaska continues to enforce the federally mandated mask policy, even for those who are fully vaccinated.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and our regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. We emphasize Next-Level Care for our guests, along with providing low fares, award-winning customer service and sustainability efforts. Alaska is a member of the oneworld global alliance. With the alliance and our additional airline partners, guests can travel to more than 1,000 destinations on more than 20 airlines while earning and redeeming miles on flights to locations around the world. Learn more about Alaska at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).
SOURCE Alaska Airlines