MIAMI – Continuing its expansion towards leisure destinations, US carrier Alaska Airlines (AS) has announced new services between the West Coast and the Central American country of Belize.

The new flights will link Los Angeles (LAX), and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) to Belize City (BZE), with the route starting on November 19. Flights between LAX and BZE will operate four times a week, whereas the SEA service will be twice weekly, with all services operated by Boeing 737-800s.

Alaska Airlines N588AS Boeing 737-800. Photo: Michael Rodeback/Airways

Belize Becomes Alaska’s Fourth Caribbean Service

Belize is the fourth country that AS serves from its West Coast hubs, adding to Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

On that matter, AS president of network and alliances Brett Catlin stated in a company press release that the airline’s passengers “are eager for more eco-friendly leisure destinations,” adding that “Belize offers an unbeatable mix of sensational beaches, iconic cayes and rich heritage.”

Belizean authorities also praise AS’s increase in services. Belize’s Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations, Hon. Anthony Mahler stated that “increased commercial air service is imperative to the success of Belize’s tourism,” and that the new Western US services “offer convenience and more availability to our guests looking for a unique getaway.”

Mahler also added that “Alaska Airlines remains an important partner in accommodating the increased demand for service to our world-class destination – facilitating travel to Belize.”

Featured image: Alaska Airlines N560AS Boeing 737-800 (Spirit of the islands Livery). Photo: Misael Ocasio Hernandez/Airways