alaska-airlinesQCOSTARICA TRAVEL – Alaska Airlines announced it will be adding Costa Rica to list of destinations, with eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia (LIR), Costa Rica, beginning Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 respectively.

“As the most popular Central American tourist destination for U.S. travelers, Costa Rica is a mecca for eco-tourism, surfing and sport fishing and has been a top request from our customers who enjoy outdoor adventure,” said John Kirby, Alaska Airlines’ vice president of capacity planning.

“Our new Costa Rica flights are well timed for Los Angeles travelers and offer convenient roundtrip connections for our Anchorage and Seattle customers, while our new Baltimore service provides passengers greater access to the nation’s capital, complementing our daily nonstop service to Reagan National Airport.”

Summary of new Los Angeles-Costa Rica flying:

Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Oct. 31 Los Angeles-San Jose 8:40 a.m. 4:35 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Oct. 31 San Jose-Los Angeles 5:35 p.m. 10:05 p.m. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Nov. 1 Los Angeles-Liberia 8:50 a.m. 4:25 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Nov. 1 Liberia-Los Angeles 5:25 p.m. 9:35 p.m. Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Flight times based on local time zones 

Summary of new Los Angeles-Baltimore flying:

Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency
Sept. 9 Los Angeles-Baltimore 10:10 p.m. 6:15 a.m. Daily
Sept. 10 Baltimore-Los Angeles 7:30 a.m. 10:40 a.m. Daily

Flight times based on local time zones.

Flights will be available for purchase for the new Costa Rica routes starting May 21, pending approval by Costa Rican civil aviation authorities.

Alaska Air says the new flights will be operated with fuel-efficient, next generation Boeing 737 aircraft that feature Alaska’s new inflight experience. Alaska Beyond Entertainment offers customers free entertainment on their own devices including video shorts from partners such as National Geographic and Vevo, as well as the option to purchase blockbuster movies and hit TV shows. With Alaska Beyond Delicious, customers can enjoy food and beverages sourced with items from iconic Pacific Northwest brands and experience Alaska’s award-winning service. It’s all part of Alaska BeyondTM — a new way to travel, designed to go above and beyond your expectations.


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