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Alaska Airlines Says 'Hola' To Costa Rica

Carrier adds new flights from Los Angeles to Costa Rica and Baltimore starting Sept. 9

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SEATTLE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines will chart new territory this fall when it adds new service between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports, further strengthening its southern California focus city. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 respectively, and are in addition to new daily service the carrier will add on Sept. 9 between Los Angeles and Baltimore.

Alaska Airlines will start new Costa Rica flights Oct. 31.

Liberia is the gateway to the Guanacaste region in the western part of the country, renowned for surfing and sport fishing. While the capital city of San Jose, located about 130 miles from Liberia, boasts museums and historic Spanish colonial architecture. On the blog: Read an Insider's Guide to Costa Rica.

"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

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

To inaugurate the new service, Alaska Airlines is offering introductory one-way fares of $149 between Baltimore and Los Angeles.* Customers must purchase their tickets by May 6 and travel by Nov.18. Visit www.alaskaair.com to find great savings and purchase tickets, or call 1-800-ALASKAAIR (800-252-7522 or Hearing & Speech Impaired (TTY): Dial 711 for Relay Services). Flights will be available for purchase for the new Costa Rica routes starting May 21, pending approval by Costa Rican civil aviation authorities.

The airline is also offering members of its Mileage Plan double miles on flights between Los Angeles and Baltimore between Sept. 9 and Oct. 9, 2015. To qualify, travelers must be members of Alaska Airlines' Mileage Plan and register at www.alaskaair.com. Customers who have not yet joined Mileage Plan can enroll at no cost online.**

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.

This fall customers traveling from Los Angeles can connect to 21 destinations on Alaska Airlines' 600 weekly flights and earn and use award miles to travel to 84 nonstop destinations worldwide on partners American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air France, Aeromexico, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Fiji Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LAN and Qantas.

Note to media: High-definition b-roll of Alaska Airlines aircraft is available for download at http://bit.ly/ASBroll. Photos are also available in the carrier's online image gallery at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional airlines, serves more than 100 cities through an expansive network in the United States, Canada and Mexico. For reservations, visit www.alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at www.alaskaair.com/newsroom.

*General terms and conditions for Los Angeles-Baltimore introductory fare sale: Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some markets may not operate daily service. Fares are nonrefundable, are priced in U.S. dollars and include all applicable taxes, fees and charges based on one-way travel. A ticket purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through one of our reservation call centers will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Differences in fare and taxes, fees and charges apply to any changes made after ticketing. A $125 change fee per person applies to changes made within 60 days of ticketed travel. Other restrictions - such as day of week, blackout dates and advance purchase requirements - may apply. Additional U.S. taxes may apply to itineraries involving more than one stopover or a stopover lasting more than 12 hours. Bag fees apply for checked baggage. See alaskaair.com or call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-ALASKAAIR for complete fare rules, checked baggage policies and more information.

**Terms and conditions for Los Angeles-Baltimore double miles: Registration at alaskaair.com is required prior to your first qualifying flight and must be completed no later than Oct. 9, 2015.  The double miles offer is valid only on qualifying nonstop flights between Los Angeles to Baltimore. Flights must be marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines.  Flight miles must be credited to your Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan account in order to earn double miles.  Offer not valid on free or award travel tickets.  Double miles do not count toward Mileage Plan elite status.  Please allow four to six weeks for miles to be credited to your Mileage Plan account. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. Offer subject to change without notice.

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