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The Best Airlines in Belize

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Whether it be for business or pleasure, you definitely have the option to choose one of the best airlines in Belize. We all enjoy being somewhere different from the norm, different from our home country. Whilst we can take a road trip to reach that desired destination, (a road trip in itself may be an adventure), getting there faster may require a plane ride.

Philip Goldson International Airport

There are currently eight (8) of the best airlines to choose from when in search of international flights to or from Belize. These include American Airlines, Avianca, Delta, Southwest Airlines, Tropic Air, United Airlines,Copa Airlines and US Airways. These international flights arrive and depart from The Phillip Goldson International Airport in Ladyville, Belize. With daily flights from many cities across North  and Central America, your trip is bound to be a comfortable and memorable experience.

Copa Airlines is the most recent airline provider to come on board flights to Belize. On 8 December 2015, Copa’s first inaugural flight landed in Belize. With Avianca as the former dominant Central American airline to land in Belize, Copa has been a welcomed option.

Below is a list of the best airlines and their flight time from the different departing locations to Belize:

American Airlines, US Airways

From Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

From Dallas, TX (DFW)

Flight Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

From Miami, FL (MIA)

Flight Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

From Charlotte, NC (CLT)

Flight Time: 3 hours, 24 minutes


Avianca (formerly Taca)

From: San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)

Flight Time: 1 hour


Copa Airlines

From Panama, PA (PTY)

Flight Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes


Delta Air Lines

From Atlanta, GA (ATL)

Flight Time: 3 hours, 11 minutes

From Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes


Southwest Airlines

From: Houston, TX (HOU)

Flight Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes


Tropic Air

From: Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

Flight Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

From Flores, Guatemala (FRS)

Flight Time: 45 minutes

From Roatan, Honduras (RTB)

Flight Time: 55 minutes

From San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)

Flight Time: 1 hour

From Merida, Mexico (MID)

Flight Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


United Airlines (formerly Continental)

From Chicago, IL (ORD)

Flight Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

From Houston, TX (IAH)

Flight Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes

From Newark, NJ (EWR)

Flight Time: 6 hours, 25 minutes


While these international flights offer adventure at your fingertips or the quickest way to get to that business meeting, Belize also has two (2) of the best airlines locally that make travelling within the country a whole lot easier.

Maya Island Air is one local airline provider that offers flights only within the country of Belize. Their destinations include Caye Caulker, Corozal, Dangriga, Placencia, Punta Gorda, San Pedro Ambergris Caye, Savannah, Kanantik (Stann Creek), Tower Hill (Orange Walk), and Caye Chapel. Tropic Air, mentioned above also flies locally. Flight time varies for local travel, however, since Belize is quite small, travel time on one of these flights is often between 10 minutes and 90 minutes.

Getting to your destination may be quick when you choose to fly, but it can also be quite costly depending on the time of your travel and the airline you choose. Most airlines offer extremely low rates thoughout the year for international travel while local travel can be significantly lower. For example, an island getaway from Belize City to San Pedro should cost no more than US$150.00. On special holidays like Independence Day, flights can be as low as BZ$21.00 one-way anywhere in the country.

So what can you expect from the best airlines in Belize? Professionalism and smiles are two signature traits of flying within Belize. Most local airline staff are friendly and quite helpful. They are even willing to delay a flight a few minutes for you if you run into unexpected traffic on your way and inform them 30 minutes prior to check-in. International flights may vary, however, Southwest Airlines make sure that passengers have a fun time on their flights and your fare includes two(2) free check-in bags. Two!! Avianca, on the other hand, is the only airline that actually offers a free meal on their flights.

When in search of flights to, from and within Belize there are several things to consider: price, location, comfort and also the travelling time. We all have different travelling preferences which is taken into consideration when choosing a flight. Get on board with one of the best airlines to make your trip an adventurous one to/from/within Belize. It may be worth it.

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