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Philip S. W. Goldson International AirportPhilip S. W. Goldson International Airport, (PGIA) is the premier international airport of Belize. Located only 10 miles from Belize City, the airport serves as the main gateway to this beautiful, developing nation. The airport facilitates both international and domestic air services. It is served by several international airlines with originating services from the USA, Central America and the Caribbean. Locally, passengers can arrive at their final destination by way of local airlines, taxi cabs, buses and water taxis.The airport was originally constructed in 1943, when a 5,000 feet asphalt runway, a taxiway and small apron were constructed. In 1944, a terminal building was constructed and inaugurated on January 15, 1945. The airport derived its name from the name of Belize politician Philip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson.
Today, the PGIA boasts a 7,100 feet runway and 615,800 sq. ft. of parking apron. There is a full Crash Fire and Rescue Department and the airport is designated as a Category 8 in accordance with ICAO Annex 14. Expansion of the runway and apron to accomodate widebody, longer haul aircraft is in progress.
< The IATA Code of Philip SW Goldson International Airport is BZE and the ICAO Code is MZBZ. This airport has a plan to expand its runway length, terminals, etc. by 2015.
Philip SW Goldson International Airport is very attractive and has an excellent interior decoration. The airport features shops, restaurant, bar, etc.
Many airlines provide scheduled services to this airport. The following are the airlines serving Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport:
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (IATA: BZE, ICAO: MZBZ) is an airport that serves Belize’s largest city, Belize City. It was named for now-deceased politician Phillip Stanley Wilberforce Goldson. The airport will be going through major expansions such as the lengthening of the runway, expanding of the apron and expansion of the terminal. These expansions are made mainly to handle more planes and for the airport to bring in flights from Europe. The expansions are planned to be completed in time for 2015.
Philip S. W. Goldson is at an altitude of 5 metres and this means that both the airport and the entirety of Belize City are at risk of serious flooding due to its low elevation and coastal location.
For this reason, Belize’s capital has been moved to Belmopan, but Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport remains the largest and busiest in the country.
Philip S. W. Goldson is about 30 minutes drive from Belize City’s centre, in Ladyville. The best way to get to and from the city centre is via taxi. Although an airport bus service exists, it is very infrequent and unreliable.
Airlines and destinationsMany airlines provide scheduled services to this airport. The following are the airlines serving Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport:
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