Airlines that Fly to Belize
When Belize’s only international airport broke ground under the auspices of the British Honduras government back in 1943, the installation was a relatively modest one consisting of a 5,000-foot runway and small apron. The terminal didn’t break ground until 1944; its official inauguration was held on January 15, 1945.
Named in memory of Honorable Philip S.W. Goldson, a national hero and patriot, a world of air travel opened to the people of Belize during the following 83 years, and by 2018, Goldson had hosted 5,133+ international flights and 26,133 estimated domestic flights.
Until Covid disrupted the world’s travel plans, Belize’s airport had welcomed somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.13 million passengers from the USA, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Goldson, at its peak, serviced Aeromexico, American Airlines, Avianca, Copa, Delta, Southwest, Sun Country, United, WestJet, Air Canada, Maya Island Air and Tropic Air, making Belize accessible to the world.
When the pandemic hit, travel as the world knew it ground to a halt, but that’s changing rapidly now that vaccines are on the rise. Not only are carriers returning to Belize but new airlines and added flights are continually being added, so choices are impressive. You can even bargain shop for Belize tickets sold by carriers eager to bring you to Belize by air – perhaps in just a few hours, if you depart from the southern U.S.!
Air Canada: The nation’s flagship air carrier with its distinct maple leaf logo emblazoned on fleet planes offers service between Toronto and Belize on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. But you can depart from other cities, too, since flights originating in Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary also service Belize.
Alaska Airlines: As the newest carrier to declare itself a member of the Belize fly-in family, Alaska Airlines launched its first Belize schedule beginning the first week in June. Officially, Alaska will fly out of Los Angeles four times weekly and the carrier will add twice weekly departures from Seattle starting on November 19th.
American Airlines not only services Belize from myriad North American hubs but if you’re in London and want to visit Belize, one-stop service to Belize City from London includes a Miami layover. For flyers who prefer a nonstop, depart Miami or Dallas daily. There are daily Charlotte NC departures, too. The 2021-2022 flight season from Los Angeles resumes on Friday, December 3, 2021.
Avianca service to Belize, originating at Comalapa International in San Salvador, El Salvador, arrives at Goldson at around 10 a.m. every day.
Copa Airlines serves folks eager to vacation in Belize departing from Panama City, Panama, but according to the carrier’s website, Copa is spreading its wings with U.S. departures to Belize, too. These cities include New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington D.C. Compared to domestic carriers, ticket pricing is comparable.
Delta Airlines can get you to Belize from Los Angeles, California via Atlanta, Georgia on the carrier’s weekly schedule. Direct flights from Atlanta leave daily. Seasonal flights from Minneapolis kick off in time for Christmas on December 18, 2021, and tickets are already available.
Southwest Airlines offers regularly scheduled flights to Belize from terminals at Dallas (Love Field) and Houston (Hobby), Texas, Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Denver, CO airports. You’ll have to wait until November 8th, however, since the airline has maintained Covid travel restrictions, but if you live in Dallas and don’t mind the wait, low-cost round trip seats are currently available.
Sun Country Airlines. When the Belize Tourism Board announced a new partnership with Sun Country Airlines for the carrier’s first-ever seasonal nonstop service from Minneapolis/St. Paul in 2018, it marked only the 10th U.S. city to offer nonstop service to Belize from the metroplex.
Tropic Air’s Cancun to Belize route takes no time at all to reach Goldson twice a day, and from there, connections to other destinations include legs to Merida, Roatan, San Pedro Sula and Flores, Mexico.
United Airlines flights to Belize originate daily at Houston and Newark airports. United’s Saturday and Sunday morning Denver services included Friday departures as of June 4th and the carrier will operate Saturday flights to Belize until September 4th. Sunday flights will begin on Halloween, October 31st. Seasonal Los Angeles flights to Belize are available on Saturdays.
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