United Adds Inaugural Non-Stop Los Angeles-Belize Flight this January

by Carolee Chanona

As of January 9, 2021, Belize will welcome yet another Los Angeles-Belize route thanks to United Airlines’ inaugural non-stop flight service! Announced Tuesday, Southern Californians can look forward to yet another winter escape to warmth. The new non-stop flight between United Airlines’  Los Angeles (LAX) hub and Belize City (BZE) in Belize marks the second carrier offering this route; American Airlines also resumes Saturday-only non-stop service as of January 9. Besides Belize, United add three more non-stop routes from its LAX hub to Cozumel (CZM), Manzanillo (ZLO) and Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (ZIH) in Mexico, United; Mexican service will launch in February, with a seasonal schedule. The first of United’s new Los Angeles routes begins with service to Belize City on January 9, operating once-weekly through the winter.

“Over the last few months, we’ve seen solid demand from our customers in Los Angeles to reunite with their friends and relatives in Latin America or escape to warm-weather destinations where they are still able to socially distance.”

– United’s director of airport operations in Los Angeles, Alberto Diaz in a statement.

Fly United Airlines to Belize this Winter

blackbird caye overlooking Belize Barrier Reef

Soak in Belize this winter. © Duarte Dellarole

In addition to this new Los Angeles route, customers of United can enjoy non-stop flights from Chicago, NY-Newark, Houston, and Denver. Not to mention, United’s new Denver-Belize route starting December 19 is also an inaugural flight! In December, United Airlines plans to fly just 52% of what it flew a year ago, according to Cirium data. January schedules will load about 30 days out. And United is not the only airline betting on beach-bound flyers from Los Angeles. American Airlines flies the LAX-Belize City route and Alaska Airlines the LAX-Manzanillo and LAX-Zihuatanejo routes, Cirium schedules show.

Related: United Airlines to offer COVID-19 Pre-Flight Testing to Houston-Belize Passengers

The airline will fly a Boeing 737-800 to Belize City. Flight departs LAX 8:55 AM and arrives in BZE at 3:55 PM; return flight departs BZE at 4:35 PM and arrives in LAX at 8:00 PM. Tickets for the new routes are now on sale at United’s website; one-way fares to Belize City begin at US$346.

Source: United Hub, The Points Guy

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