Alaska Airlines has announced its proposed schedules for the new services it plans to launch this fall from Los Angeles to the Costa Rican cities of San José and Liberia, and is offering introductory fares on the routes.
Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, which began selling tickets on June 11 for its routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica’s two major international airports, is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from Los Angeles to San José and Liberia.
To obtain the introductory fares, customers must purchase their tickets by June 17 and travel by January 28, 2016.
One-way fares for customers connecting from Seattle and Anchorage to the San Jose and Liberia flights at Los Angeles International Airports start at $299 and $369, respectively.
Alaska Airlines will offer four round-trips a week on each of its two Costa Rica routes. It plans to begin its Los Angeles-San José service on October 31 and to launch its San José-Liberia service on November 1.
However, Alaska Airlines’ ability to operate both services remains subject to the carrier receiving approval for the services from Costa Rica’s civil aviation authority.
The inland city of Liberia is the gateway to the Guanacaste region on northwestern Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, which is known for its beach resorts, surfing and sport fishing.
Costa Rica’s capital San José, located about 130 miles southeast of Liberia, boasts museums and historic Spanish colonial architecture and is in a central location from which most of Costa Rica’s widely diverse ecological environments can be reached easily.
Alaska’s planned schedule for its Los Angeles calls for its flight to depart Los Angeles International Airport (IATA code LAX) at 8:35 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from October 26 and to land at San José’s Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) at 4:30 p.m. local time.
The return flight will leave SJO at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from October 26 and arrive at LAX at 10:04 p.m. local time.
Alaska Airlines’ planned schedule for its Los Angeles-Liberia service calls for its flight to push back from the gate at LAX at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 1 and reach Liberia’s Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) at 4:25 p.m. local time.
The return flight is timed to vacate the gate at LIR at 5:25 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from November 1 and touch down at LAX at 9:40 p.m. local time.
Alaska Airlines will operates its flights between Los Angeles and Costa Rica with Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s.
This fall, customers traveling from Los Angeles can connect to 21 destinations on Alaska Airlines’ 600 weekly flights to and from the airport.
Alaska Airlines’ LAX customers can also earn and use award miles to travel to 84 destinations worldwide on partners American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air France, AeroMexico, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Fiji Airways, KLM, Korean Air, LAN Airlines and Qantas.