Destination Paradise: Faster, Easier Flights Coming to Belize

PHOTO: Delta Airlines will expand flights to Belize beginning in December.(Photo by Brian Major)

This summer’s expansion of airlift to some of the Caribbean’s top tourist destinations is continuing. The latest addition will occur in Belize, where Delta Airlines will launch new flights to the country departing from Atlanta beginning in December, according to a Belize Tourism Board statement.

Delta will increase its Atlanta-Belize flights from eight each week to 12, representing an additional 596 seats per week during the country’s high tourist season. Delta will also resume weekly non-stop flights between Los Angeles and Belize on Nov. 7, 2014. The date is which is seven weeks earlier than last year’s launch of seasonal service from Los Angeles and represents an additional 160 seats per week.

In addition, United Airlines will launch weekly, direct Chicago-to-Belize flights from December of this year to May of 2015. United currently flies to Belize from Houston and Newark Liberty.

The new flights follow strong tourism gains for the country. Belize recorded 101,981 land-based, overnight visitors between January and March of 2014, a 9.7 percent increase over 2013, according to Caribbean Tourism Organization statistics. Last year’s total of 294,176 overnight travelers represented a six percent increase over the previous year. “With these new developments in airlifts, the Belize Tourism Board expects an increase in the tourism numbers to Belize for the upcoming high season,” said board officials.

In addition to Belize, Jamaica this week announced additional new service from Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando aboard Southwest Airlines and the Saint Lucia Tourist Board announced Delta will launch weekly direct flights to the country from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning in December.

Starting December 4, Delta will also launch twice-weekly, non-stop service to Barbados from New York and Atlanta.


Top Places to Stay in Belize

Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities

April 23, 2018

Belize’s Ka’ana Resort offers a unique package to ancient Mayan ruins

BELIZE AND GUATEMALA:  Somehow nature always finds a way. Probing dense jungle in northern Guatemala, researchers have discovered an ancient...
Read More
April 20, 2018

Marriott Hotels to debut in Belize with a 203-key oceanfront property

ECI Development today announced plans to introduce the Marriott Hotels’ namesake brand to Belize with a project designed for customers...
Read More
April 15, 2018

7 beautifully convincing reasons why Belize should be your next destination

Perched on the eastern coast of Central America, with beautiful Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense lush jungle...
Read More
April 14, 2018

Belize Tourism Arrivals Continue to Set Unprecedented Records

Belize City, Wednesday, 11th April 2018: The latest tourism statistics for the first quarter of 2018 indicate that Belize’s popularity...
Read More
April 14, 2018

Want to go to Belize? What? Sure!

This was the actual conversation that started the journey for this green commercial pilot. Read more:
Read More
April 13, 2018

Four Seasons Announces New Island Resort in Belize

This spring, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts announced plans for the development of Caye Chapel, a private island that’s right...
Read More
April 13, 2018

Why is Belize considered a Caribbean country?

Aside from geography as pointed out by Shaun, the more important reason for why we are considered a part of...
Read More
April 11, 2018

Cayo Espanto, Private Island Resort in Belize Offers One Free Day In Paradise

Celebrating 20 years of providing an unforgettable experience for every guest,  Cayo Espanto, the private island resort that has redefined...
Read More
April 11, 2018

10 unforgettable things to do in the “forgotten” district of Toledo, Belize

There are 5 major Maya sites in the Toledo district and many others that remain unexcavated. Read more:
Read More
1 2 3 15




Leave a Comment


Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password


Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better

Get E-mail Updates on Belize!

We will send you the latest information on Belize travel, vacation deals, places to stay, things to see and do and much more to your inbox daily. We promise to send you only the good stuff!

Sign up now and receive FREE information on Belize!

We hate SPAM and promise to keep your email address safe.