Alaska Airlines launches fare sale for Costa Rica flights

Tickets went on sale June 11 for Seattle-based Alaska Airlines’ newly announced routes between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports.

The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, respectively, subject to approval by the Costa Rican civil aviation authorities.

Alaska Airlines 737 departs SEA
To inaugurate the new service, Alaska is offering introductory one-way fares of $249 from LAX to LIR. One-way fares for customers connecting from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and Anchorage (ANC) to SJO and LIR are as low as $299 and $369 one-way, respectively.

Tickets must be purchased June 17 and travel must be completed by Jan. 28, 2016.

Liberia is the gateway to the Guanacaste region in the western part of the country and offers surfing and sport fishing activities. The capital city of San Jose boasts museums and historic Spanish colonial architecture.

Service to SJO will depart LAX at 8:35 a.m., arriving at 4:30 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Return flights leave at 5:30 and arrive in Seattle at 10:04 p.m. Flights to LIR will depart at 8:40 a.m., arriving at 4:25 p.m., on Tuedays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Return flights leave at 5:25 and arrive in L.A. at 9:40 p.m. The flight times announced by the airline are slightly earlier than when the service was announced in early May.

Passengers on the new routes will ride fuel-efficient Boeing (NYSE:BA) Next Generation 737 aircraft and will have access to free exclusive programming streamed to their own devices, Pacific Northwest-inspired food and beverages and power outlets at every seat. According to, first class seats are 21 inches wide with 36 inches of pitch, while economy seats are 17 inches wide with 31 to 32 inches of pitch, depending on the aircraft’s configuration.

Alaska Airlines is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

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