Tonight, there is good news for the aviation industry as Alaska Airlines has expanded its services and will now be providing non-stop flights to Belize. Beginning November nineteenth, the seasonal services will be operated four times a week from Los Angeles, and twice weekly from Seattle. Minister of Tourism and Diaspora Relations Anthony Mahler said that increased commercial air service is an important ingredient for a successful tourism industry going forward and added (quote) “…with these new West Coast connections, we are able to offer convenience and more availability to our guests looking for a unique getaway,”. Mahler added that “Alaska Airlines remains an important partner in accommodating the increased demand for service to our world-class destination…” Vice president for Alaska Airlines Brett Catlin also surmised that the airline’s passengers are (quote) “…eager for more eco-friendly leisure destinations, especially as they get vaccinated, and we’re ready to offer them terrific options” (end quote). Belize will be the fourth country Alaska flies to from its West Coast hubs, joining Canada, Mexico, and Costa Rica.