Tropic Air Commences Service to Chetumal, Mexico

Tropic Air Commences Service to Chetumal, Mexico

Tropic Air Commences Service to Chetumal, Mexico

Tropic Air commences new service to Chetumal, Mexico

Tropic Air today inaugurated non-stop service between Belize City International Airport (BZE) and Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico (CTM). Chetumal becomes Tropic’s third destination in Mexico and its sixth international route overall.

Tropic will fly to Chetumal three times weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Friday), with a schedule that is convenient for business and tourism travel to the city. In addition, the early arrival into Chetumal will allow for fast, convenient connections to/from InterJet flights to Mexico City and beyond. In April, the frequency is planned to increase to five times a week.

In Belize City, Tropic Air will offer easy connections to/from 10 domestic destinations, such as San Pedro, Caye Caulker, Dangriga, and Placencia, plus Tropic’s own international cities, like Roatan, San Pedro Sula and Peten, Guatemala. The schedule also allows for connections in Belize City to 23 international destinations on other carriers such as Southwest, Westjet, American, Delta, COPA, United and Avianca.

“We have been working closely with our partners in Chetumal for a few years in order to finally make this service a reality. We are excited to be the first international airline serving Chetumal and to becoming part of the community!” said John Greif III, President of Tropic Air.

“Not only will Belizeans be able to fly directly to Chetumal, but this route connects to the rest of the world, especially Asia, through Mexico City’s hub” said Steve Schulte, CEO.

Tropic’s schedule between Belize City International and Chetumal (with the InterJet connection) is:

DEPARTS                  TIME               ARRIVES                   TIME               Days / Comments

Belize City Int’l (BZE)  6:50AM           Chetumal (CTM)         8:15AM           MWF

Chetumal (CTM)         9:45AM            Mexico City (MEX)     10:50AM         INTERJET FLIGHT


Mexico City (MEX)     6:30AM            Chetumal (CTM)         9:20AM            INTERJET FLIGHT

Chetumal (CTM)         10:00AM         Belize City Int’l (BZE)  9:35AM           MWF


The new service is bookable at a special introductory price via the web at, via e-mail at, by phone at (501) 226-2626, or by contacting any of the Tropic Air stations.

About Tropic Air

Founded in 1979, by John Greif III, with just a single airplane and two employees, Tropic has steadily grown to become the largest and most experienced airline in Belize. It now employs over 350 staff, and offers over 200 daily scheduled flights with 15 aircraft to 19 destinations in Belize, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. Tropic Air joined IATA’s ISSA Registry in 2015. In 2016, it carried 280,000 passengers and moved 424,000 pieces of freight system wide.

Tropic believes in giving back. It supports the development of the communities its serves through health, sports, drug prevention, education and community projects. Tropic also supports the development and growth of the wider tourism industry of Belize and the destinations it serves through promotional initiatives locally and internationally.


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