The airline is introducing daily, year-round service between Los Angeles (LAS) and Guatemala City, Guatemala (GAU) – a thrilling addition to its ever-growing roster.
Additionally, Alaska Airlines is launching new flights from San Diego and Chicago O’Hare to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, a sought-after resort destination along Mexico’s Pacific Coast.
These developments aim to enhance the airline’s seasonal leisure routes, catering to winter travelers in search of exciting getaways.
Alaska Airlines Los Angeles to Guatemala
Alaska Airlines’ network from its hub in Los Angeles is unmatched, offering the highest number of flights to the most destinations across Latin America among all carriers.
This winter, the airline will operate up to 18 daily nonstop flights to 12 cities in the region. Further solidifying its position as a preferred choice for travelers.
Kirsten Amrine, vice president of revenue management and network planning for Alaska Airlines, expressed enthusiasm about the airline’s growth and expansion.
“As the fifth largest carrier in the U.S., we’re a growing airline that’s expanding to more international destinations. Guatemala is a dynamic new country for us and our guests – full of outdoor adventures, history, and natural beauty. Our new service will allow families, friends, and businesses to better connect between the West Coast and Central America.” added Kristen.
Alaska Airlines has been serving Mexico for 35 years, making it a beloved destination for many travelers who appreciate its rich culture, delectable cuisine, and stunning beaches.
The addition of Saturday nonstop flights to Zihuatanejo from San Diego and Chicago complements the existing service from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Subsequently, providing passengers with increased flexibility when planning their winter vacations.
Enchanting Guatemala and its Surroundings
Guatemala City, the capital, is renowned for its captivating history and impressive architecture. Beyond the bustling metropolis lies a wealth of exploration opportunities.
Antigua, a charming town, entices visitors with its Baroque-style buildings, farm-to-table restaurants, and vibrant art and textile scene.
Lake Atitlán, nestled within a colossal volcanic crater, is a popular destination boasting azure waters, breathtaking hillsides, and picturesque villages dotting its perimeter. For adventure seekers, Guatemala is a haven of accessible volcanoes, inviting hiking and discovery.
Francis Argueta, director general of civil aeronautics of Guatemala, eagerly anticipates Alaska Airlines’ inaugural flight to the country in December.
Argueta commented, “We’re excited to welcome Alaska Airlines’ inaugural flight to our country this December. Guatemala has a lot to offer with its gastronomy, its nature, and the beautiful corners of the Mayan world, which will all be a treasure trove of experiences for travelers.”
Alaska Airlines’ service to Guatemala City marks a notable addition to its international destinations.
The airline already offers flights from Los Angeles (LAX) and Seattle (SEA) to neighboring Belize and serves the airports in San Jose and Liberia in Costa Rica.
Starting this December, the airline will operate flights from its West Coast gateways to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, and the Bahamas.
The recently announced seasonal routes from LAX and SEA to Nassau, with service commencing on December 15. Further, reinforce Alaska Airlines’ commitment to expanding its presence in the region.
More Choices for Winter Travel
With the introduction of a new service to Zihuatanejo, Alaska Airlines will provide Southern California travelers with four peak-day nonstop flights to Mexico from San Diego.
This expanded offering ensures that passengers have ample options when it comes to selecting their ideal winter retreat.
Moreover, the weekly flight between Chicago O’Hare and Zihuatanejo, operated in partnership with ALG Vacations, adds to the convenience and accessibility of the route.
Alaska Airlines constantly enhances its fleet capabilities, regularly adding 737-9 aircraft. These state-of-the-art planes enable the airline to operate longer flights with their extended range. Further opening up possibilities for new nonstop destinations that were previously inaccessible just a few years ago.
Alaska Airlines takes pride in its award-winning service. First- and Premium-class guests enjoy numerous benefits, including early boarding and the most generous legroom among all domestic carriers.
First Class passengers are treated to complimentary hot meals featuring a seasonal menu highlighting fresh and vibrant flavors inspired by the West Coast, accompanied by a selection of beverages.
Premium Class passengers can indulge in complimentary cocktails, hand-selected wines, and local beers.
Furthermore, all mainline aircraft are equipped with power outlets at every seat. Further, passengers can stream hundreds of free movies and TV shows on their devices during the flight.
Satellite Wi-Fi, available for purchase, ensures seamless connectivity. While a range of fresh meal options can be pre-ordered to cater to individual preferences.
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