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Heading South: Alaska Airlines Eyes Belize With New Routes

Alaska Airlines has commenced flights to Belize City from its west coast hubs of Los Angeles and Seattle. On Friday, November 19, the first flight took off from Seattle, carrying 132 passengers and crew. It makes Alaska Airlines the only US-based carrier to serve Belize from the US west coast.

Alaska Airlines started flights to Belize City last week. Photo: Alaska Airlines

Year-round Belize flights from LAX, seasonal services from Seattle

Like Seattle, Alaska’s Boeing 737-800 flights to Belize City from Los Angeles commenced on Friday. That plane touched down one hour after the Seattle flight. Flights out of Los Angeles will run year-round four days a week. The seasonal flights from Seattle will operate twice weekly.

“For nearly two decades, the Belizean market has been on our radar,” said Alaska’s Brett Catlin. “We’re thrilled to now be inaugurating service from both Seattle and Los Angeles.

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, flight AS965 will push back from Los Angeles International at 11:30 for the four-hour 45-minute flight down to Belize City. AS965 lands at 18:15.

The return flight heads back the following morning – every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, at 10:00, landing in Los Angeles at 13:30.

Every Friday and Saturday until May 21, 2022, an Alaska Boeing will depart Seattle at 08:30. The flight will operate as AS902. It will take six hours and 15 minutes to cover the 2,820 miles (4,539 kilometers) down to Belize City, arriving there at 16:35.

Like the Los Angeles-bound flights, the return flights to Seattle will head back the following day. AS321 leaves Belize City at 08:00 and touches down in Seattle 12:50.

Belize’s Minister of Tourism & Diaspora Relations, Anthony Mahler, welcomed the new flights, saying;

“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…

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