New Direct Flights from Mexico to Belize: Kudos Tropic Air!

New Direct Flights from Mexico to Belize: Kudos Tropic Air!

Fly Me To The Moon! (or at least Cancun)


Tropic Air’s New Direct, Cheap Flights to Belize from Mexico makes travel even easier.


When Tropic Air flight 6621 arrived at Belize’s Phillip Goldson International Airport from Cancun, Mexico at 8:15 pm on Saturday, November 1 2014, history – and many a traveller’s day – was made.

Yes, Tropic Air has begun a new night-time direct service connecting Mexico’s popular Cancun with the PGIA (the airport, not the golf tournament), offering travellers a new range of options while increasing ease of travel.

The twice-daily night flights on Tuesdays and Saturday have been added to Tropic Air’s existing daily flights from Cancun to Belize, and to the roster of flights from Chaa Creek’s neighbouring Maya Flats airstrip to Ambergris Caye and Belize City. Now guests can arrive by air all the way from Cancun to Chaa Creek with the greatest of ease.

Another big feature, according to Tropic Air, is that the new service will, “for the first time, allow same day connections from Europe to Belize via Cancun.”

Great news for our European visitors indeed.

The new flight schedule will make connections with flights from Europe, including Frankfurt, Munich, London and Manchester, a breeze.

Now many travellers will be able to get to San Pedro on Ambergris Caye the same day they arrive in Belize, rather than needing to overnight in Belize City, which will encourage more island hopping tourists to include Belize in their Caribbean sojourn.

And the continentals aren’t the only ones to benefit. The new service opens up connections with flights from British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Iberia, Air France, Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN, Aeromexico, Air Canada and Westjet, according to Tropic’s announcement.

This is good news not just for travellers, but for the Belize tourism industry itself, as it speaks volumes about the growing popularity of what was once “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret”. As more and more people wake up to the beauty of Belize, air carriers are responding with increased services. Which will attract more people. Which will…you get the idea.

And there is no doubt about Belize’s growing popularity.

As we reported earlier, Belize Tourism Board figures show 238,400 visitors arriving between January and August 2014, a 10.9 per cent increase over 2013. The BTB also announced  527,037 cruise ship visitors between January and June, a very healthy increase of  36.9 per cent over 2013, with all numbers having, they noted,“exceeded forecasted numbers for this quarter,”

Airport arrivals were also up by nine percent for the first nine months of 2014, with overnight stays showing an 11 per cent increase.

And all of this while some other, more established destinations are singing the blues…

It goes to show that environmental sustainability can go hand in hand with providing the kind of quality and service that today’s travellers have come to expect. And that’s good news for everyone.

Tropic Air now operates a fleet of 15 aircraft to 16 destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. With over 290 employees, Tropic Air will carry over 300,000 passengers in 2014.


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