Alaska Airlines began flying to Belize on November 19, 2021 as their fourth international country. The airline already flys to Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Escape To Tropical Belize
Belize is 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 for that tropical getaway. To make that trip planning easier, Alaska Airlines began nonstop service 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.”
New Nonstop Service From Seattle And Los Angeles
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. The inaugural flights will use Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Like most tropical destinations that Alaska Airlines serves, this aircraft could be upgraded to the larger 737-900 or 737MAX 9. The Service between Los Angeles and Belize will be year-round, while Seattle will fly a winter and spring seasonal schedule. The 11:00 departure from LAX will allow travelers from the west coast to make same-day connections.
“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 inaugural service to Belize on Nov. 19 happened 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.
For the latest on travel health and safety, the Belize Tourism Board has outlined the essential information travelers need to know.
Alaska is continuing to grow its route system as it recovers from the pandemic. What better way to expand the route system than with a tropical destination to a new country. Pack your bags and snorkel gear, you’re heading to Belize soon.