When Alaska Airlines announced nonstop service to Belize from major U.S. West Coast hubs, the relationship between this cold, icy state and Central America’s sunniest, warmest tourist destination was cemented. Based in Seattle, Alaska Air and Belize tourism authorities were delighted to assign a gate to Alaska Air at the Belize International Airport. West Coasters began buying non-stop tickets in early June.
Alaska Airlines has earned a reputation for being small but mighty. Passengers rave about uncomplicated check-ins, helpful flight attendants and great pilots, but the carrier’s ground record tends to get the most attention: Alaska Air passengers experience fewer delays than they do when flying other airlines. Why is this important? Because when you need sun, who wants to sit on the tarmac waiting to take off?
Alaska Air is in good company!
Not to be outdone by the Alaska Airlines announcement, Delta Airlines joined the party. Their contribution? Non-stop service from Minneapolis in time for the Christmas 2021 holiday on December 18th, giving travelers in Minnesota another carrier from which to choose to escape snow and frigid temperatures. Additionally Copa Airlines resumed regular service between Panama and Belize on June 2nd.
There’s more. United Airlines had already reinstated their Belize routes in January, and demand for tickets has been so strong, the carrier decided to expand its number of nonstop flights to Belize from Denver, Los Angeles, Newark and Chicago. For travelers who love choices, this news is being greeted with almost as much enthusiasm as the announcement of vaccines that are helping Belize’s tourism industry return to normal.
Where to stay after your short flight south?
Because you’ll have additional airline choices at your disposal, you deserve an equally fabulous resort that is guest-centered and filled with the amenities people visiting the tropics crave. From a continuance of safety protocols instituted during the pandemic to comfortable accommodations and gourmet dining, Belize’s Laru Beya Resort, located on the trendy Placencia peninsula, is the obvious choice.
In addition to the resort’s fabulous in-room spa services, infinity swimming pool, private beach and inventory of bicycles, kayaks and Hobie cats, guests can stay as active as they like since flights from North America on any of these carriers aren’t long. Compare resort’s Belize vacation packages to find one meant for you and you’ll even save money. Explore 2021 specials and deals and you could save even more.
Haven’t you waited long enough? Airlines are ramping up for increased traffic and Laru Beya is already booking well into 2021, so whether or not you live on the West Coast, you have no excuse to put off sorting out your Belize holiday, especially if you decide to stay at Laru Beya where luxury and affordability meet. Get vaccinated. Book your flights and put your vacation into the capable hands of your resort hosts. Doing a happy dance at the airport or at home at this point is perfectly understandable!
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