Alaska Airlines expands to a new destination, Guatemala City, from Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines is expanding where we fly in Latin America with the addition of daily, year-round service between Los Angeles and Guatemala City, Guatemala – an all-new destination for us. We’ve also added new flights from both San Diego and Chicago O’Hare to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, a popular resort destination along Mexico’s Pacific Coast, as we increase our seasonal leisure routes for wintertime travel. 

New international service

RouteStart DateEnd DateFrequencyAircraft
Los Angeles-Guatemala CityDec. 14Year-roundDaily737
San Diego-ZihuatanejoDec. 23April 6, 20241x Weekly737
Chicago- ZihuatanejoDec. 23April 6, 20241x Weekly737

Our new service to Guatemala City increases our international destinations. We offer flights from LAX and SEA to neighboring Belize, and serve the San Jose and Liberia airports in Costa Rica. This December, we’ll fly from our West Coast gateways to Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala and the Bahamas. (We announced our new seasonal routes from LAX and SEA to Nassau in late June with service beginning on Dec. 15.)

Maybe Mexico will be calling you this winter. We’ll have four peak-day nonstops to Mexico from San Diego when the new service to Zihuatanejo begins, giving our Southern California flyers even more options when deciding where to catch some rest and relaxation. The weekly flight between Chicago O’Hare and Zihuatanejo is in partnership with ALG Vacations.

We’re adding new Boeing 737-9 MAX 9 aircraft to our fleet every month which allows us to fly longer distances with their greater range. New nonstop destinations are now possible for us that weren’t just a few years ago.