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Alaska Airlines Adds New Service Between Los Angeles and Guatemala City

From December 14, 2023, Alaska Airlines will add new daily year-round service between Los Angeles and Guatemala City. The carrier will also add once-weekly seasonal service to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Mexico from both San Diego and Chicago starting December 23, 2023.

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Thursday (July 13, 2023), Alaska Airlines announced the launch of new year-round daily service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Guatemala City, Guatemala (GUA) starting December 14, 2023. The carrier will also launch new service to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (ZIH) on Mexico’s Pacific Coast from both San Diego (SAN) and Chicago (ORD) from December 23, 2023. The Ixtapa routes will operate seasonally, once weekly on Saturdays, through April 6, 2024. With the new routes, Alaska Airlines will offer 18 nonstop daily departures from Los Angeles to 12 Latin American destinations for the winter 2023/24 season.

In Thursday’s route announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Revenue Management and Network Planning, Kirstin Amrine, said,

“As the fifth largest carrier in the U.S., we're a growing airline that’s expanding to more international destinations. Guatemala is a dynamic new country for us and our guests – full of outdoor adventures, history and natural beauty. Our new service will allow families, friends and businesses to better connect between the West Coast and Central America. “We’ve been flying to Mexico for 35 years. It’s a favorite with many of our guests for its culture, cuisine and beaches. Our new Saturday nonstops to Zihuatanejo from San Diego and Chicago add to our current Los Angeles and San Francisco service and provide guests with more choices as they plan their winter getaways.”

Alaska Airlines' New International Routes and Schedule - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

Also commenting on the new Guatemala City service, Guatemala’s Director General of Civil Aeronautics, Francis Argueta, said,

“We’re very excited to welcome Alaska Airlines’ inaugural flight to our country this December. Guatemala has a lot to offer with its gastronomy, its nature and the beautiful corners of the Mayan world, which will all be a treasure trove of experiences for travelers.” In addition to the new Guatemala City service, Alaska Airlines also offers flights from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA) to Belize, as well as San Jose and Liberia Airports in Costa Rica. Additionally, the carrier previously announced new seasonal service from LAX and SEA to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS) starting December 15, 2023.

Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize. The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their additional partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).

Source: Alaska Airlines


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