Southwest Begins Flying from Fort Lauderdale to Belize

Southwest Begins Flying from Fort Lauderdale to Belize

As of June 4, 2017, Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest low-cost air carrier, has begun flying its new non-stop flight from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood (FLL) Airport to Belize City (BZE). The new Fort Lauderdale-Belize route is Southwest’s third non-stop flight to Belize. Beginning in 2015, Southwest has been flying non-stop to Belize from Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU) and Southwest began flying from Denver (DIA) to Belize City on March 11, 2017.

Belizean Civil Aviation Minister Manuel Heredia and his department have worked hard to attract new routes to the country. Following substantial investments in infrastructure, all four of the biggest airlines in the United States now offer flights to Belize, including American Airlines, Delta, United, and Southwest. The Ministry of Civil Aviation has also worked with Canadian authorities. The first non-stop flights from Canada to Belize began operating earlier this year on WestJet Airlines and now Air Canada, the eighth-largest airline in the world, has announced it will begin flying from Toronto to Belize City beginning on December 15, 2017.

“I believe the time has come to expand the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City to accommodate all the new international flights that are coming into this country. The ministry has worked very hard to negotiate with American and Canadian airlines to make flying to Belize and enjoying a great vacation here more affordable. We welcome these new routes and look forward to making Belize a regional transportation hub,” said Manuel Heredia, the Minister of Civil Aviation in Belize.

“South Florida is a popular destination for Belizeans, both for the shopping and for the world-class health care. We are proud to open our new Fort Lauderdale to Belize flight that offers two free checked bags for every customer,” said Brad Hawkins, a spokesperson for Southwest Airlines.

The rising influx of travelers to Belize is a herald for the growing popularity of foreign investment in real estate in the country. Retirees and expats can now benefit from the Belizean government’s QRP program that offers the tax-free importation of personal goods (including vehicles) and freedom from being taxed on any income generated outside of Belize.

Now is the perfect time to invest in real estate in Belize. The Orchid Bay community in Belize’s northern Corozal District is a gated community  offering completed homes, condominiums, and villas starting in the low $300’s. To find out more about buying property in Orchid Bay, click here.

Top Places to Stay in Belize






Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities






June 29, 2018

How the Belize Barrier Reef Beat the Endangered List

An oil drilling moratorium, development restrictions and fishing reform has helped the 200-mile-reef come off Unesco’s endangered world heritage sites...
Read More
June 26, 2018

What the New Alaia Belize Will Look Like

The newest addition to Belize’s fast-growing hotel pipeline is on track for 2020, and now we’ve gotten the exclusive first...
Read More
June 26, 2018

Saving the underwater wonder world of Belize’s reef

Just a stone’s throw off the coast of Belize, brightly colored tropical fish mingle with sharks, manta rays and sea...
Read More
June 26, 2018

RCL Exclusive Your Off-the-Grid Guide to Belize

Belize is the tropical vacation version of a perfect meal. Light appetizer, indulgent main course, decadent dessert and booze …...
Read More
June 17, 2018

Latham: Hard work must be the national symbol of Belize

BELIZE CITY, Belize — Belize is tiny for a country — about the land size of Maryland — but it...
Read More
June 17, 2018

7 Ambergris Caye Restaurants Secret Special Request Options

Once you have lived on Ambergris Caye awhile, you get to know which restaurants have off-menu special request options. Read...
Read More
June 12, 2018

Please Belize Me: Ten Reasons to Put Ambergris Caye on Travel List

After a year of procrastination and poor planning, Belize finally made it on my to do list in 2018. Read...
Read More
June 12, 2018

Autograph Collection Hotels Set to Debut in Belize with the Opening of Alaia

Autograph Collection Hotels, in partnership with owner and developer Andrew Ashcroft, today announced the brand will debut in Belize with the...
Read More
June 12, 2018

5 Reasons to Vacation in Belize this Summer

Summer is the busiest season for travel to Europe. That’s where most vacationers are headed during the months of June,...
Read More
1 2 3 19

Comments

comments

0 Comments

Leave a Comment

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password

Register

Close
Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better
Banner-1