Looking to escape to a new tropical destination from the West Coast? Alaska Airlines is expanding its horizons to the breathtaking beaches, idyllic islands and ancient culture of Belize beginning this fall. In a news release, Alaska Airlines announces their seasonal schedule, operating four times a week between Los Angeles and Belize City (BZE), and twice weekly between Seattle and Belize City, beginning Nov. 19. Just in time for the holiday season, the West Coast-based carrier expands its Central American footprint to Belize, found in the far Western Caribbean. Fares between Los Angeles and Belize City start at US$199, and US$249 between Seattle and Belize City. Tickets are available for purchase now on alaskaair.com.
“Our guests are eager for more eco-friendly leisure destinations, especially as they get vaccinated, and we’re ready to offer them terrific options. Belize offers an unbeatable mix of sensational beaches, iconic cayes and rich heritage.”
– Brett Catlin, vice president of network and alliances for Alaska Airlines
With over 65,000 people vaccinated in country—including tourism frontline workers—travelers can bask in Belize’s wide open spaces, alongside enhanced health and safety protocols. In March, Belize became the first Caribbean country to waive entry testing requirements for fully vaccination travelers, too.
Direct Connectivity to U.S. West Coast
“Increased commercial air service is imperative to the success of Belize’s tourism, and with these new West Coast connections, we are able to offer convenience and more availability to our guests looking for a unique getaway,” said Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Anthony Mahler. “Alaska Airlines remains an important partner in accommodating the increased demand for service to our world-class destination – facilitating travel to Belize so that visitors can enjoy our tropical climate year-round, lush rainforests, mystical Mayan sites and celebrated authentic culture and cuisine.”
Additionally, Belize will be the fourth country Alaska flies to from its 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.
International guests arriving in the U.S. can streamline their required COVID-19 documents using VeriFLY. The free and secure third-party app offers fliers expedited check-in and verification for their arrival to the U.S. to help provide confidence that they meet the entry requirements.
As flyers begin traveling again, Alaska remains committed to Next-Level Care for its guests and employees – from clean planes to clean air in the cabin (with hospital-grade air filtration systems). Alaska also continues to enforce the federally mandated mask policy even for those who are fully vaccinated.
Alaska is a member of the oneworld global alliance. With oneworld and Alaska’s additional airline partners, guests can fly to as many as 1,000 destinations around the world. Flyers can also earn and redeem miles with the airline’s highly-acclaimed Mileage Plan program.
About Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines and its regional partners serve more than 120 destinations across the United States and to Mexico, Canada and Costa Rica and now, Belize. The airline emphasizes Next-Level Care for its guests, along with providing low fares, award-winning customer service and sustainability efforts. On March 31, 2021, Alaska became the 14th member of oneworld. With the global alliance and Alaska Airlines’ additional 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).