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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.

JetBlue arrives in Guatemala City

JetBlue Airways today announced it has officially launched service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guatemala City’s La Aurora International Airport (GUA), with the first roundtrip flight arriving back in New York this morning. JetBlue now offers the only daily service between New York City and Guatemala’s capital city and introduces the airline’s award-winning service and low fares to one of the largest markets in Central America.

JetBlue operates new Guatemala City service using both its Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft.

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VECA Airlines starts operations with two Airbus A319s

VECA A319-100 N1821V (14)(Grd)(VECA)(LRW)

VECA Airlines (San Salvador) is a new airline in El Salvador. The new airline commenced scheduled passenger operations on January 23 with two 144-seat Airbus A319s (N1235V and N1821V) leased from AerCap. The first route was from San Salvador to Guatemala City according to ch-aviation.

VECA Airlines is also planning to expand to San Jose and Panama City.

Route Map:

Veca Airlines 1.2015 Route Map

The new airline is owned by Sociedad Hasgar S.A. de C.V. and is El Salvador’s new flag carrier established on March 28, 2014. The hub is located in San Salvador at Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport. The new airline was previously planning to start operations on November 28, 2014.

The new airlines describes its operations:

Veca Airlines logo

VECA Airlines is a 100% Salvadorian airlines, that rises as a different option of air transport services. We count with the best and most qualified group of talented human team, to make your flight the most enjoyable experience possible.

In VECA, we have experienced pilots, selected with rigorous tests of knowledge and flying experience, excellent attention on board provided by our flight attendants and highly qualified technical staff. We also count with the perfect combination between experience and youth, that make us the perfect choice of security, warmth and reliability.

Our fleet consist of Airbus A319s, with the highest international certifications in terms of maintenance and safety, equipped with the latest technology.

In VECA Airlines, we apply the most advanced and latest computer technology and automation in every process of the airline.

Our cabins, contains 144 seats with enough space between the seats (legroom), providing the most comfortable flight to our passengers.

All images from VECA Airlines.

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