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  • Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Launches Service to Belize From Seattle and Los Angeles

Today, Alaska Airlines launched new service to Belize City from both Seattle and Los Angeles. The new Central American destination becomes the Alaska’s fourth country served from their West Coast hubs, including Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.


Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900ER - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Friday (November 19, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced the start of new service to Belize City (BZE) in Belize from Seattle (SEA) and Los Angeles (LAX). Service between Los Angeles and Belize will operate year-round with four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, while Seattle-Belize flights will operate twice-weekly on Fridays and Saturdays through May 21, 2022. Belize becomes Alaska’s fourth country served from their West Coast hubs, joining existing service to Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. The launch of today’s inaugural flights happens to coincide with Garifuna Settlement Day, one of Belize’s most important holidays, celebrating the arrival of the Garifuna people in 1802.

In Friday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Vice President of Network and Alliances, Brett Catlin, said,


“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. 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.”


Also commenting on the new service Belize’s Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations, the Hon. Anthony Mahler, said,


“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. 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 Airlines Schedule to Belize From Los Angeles and Seattle - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

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