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Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Katie Valk] #507958
10/01/15 11:16 AM
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Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Diane Campbell] #508010
10/03/15 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jwagner
...or does he mean tropic and maya will fly into this new airport.....

Originally Posted by Diane Campbell
My understanding is the later. Economics and airline route costs just dont support two big-plane airports in such a tiny country.

So with Tropic just having spent a small fortune on their admin/maintenance facilities downtown what's likely to happen with the "downtown" airstrip?

PS Might be easier to simply "move" the one from Placencia lol wink

Last edited by Bear; 10/03/15 10:38 AM. Reason: Clarity
Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #508024
10/04/15 09:17 AM
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Election pandering, finally ordinary Belizeans will be able to fly their private jets to the island...

Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #514636
06/16/16 08:59 AM
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Will somehow post a map showing where this is in relationship to existing resorts?

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Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #514685
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West Southwest of what was Sueno del Mar

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Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #515171
06/17/16 04:39 PM
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Okey dokey. crazy

Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Short] #515534
06/27/16 09:47 PM
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St Louis, Mo., USA/San Pedro
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...those standing in the way of "progress" will soon wear tire tread.

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Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #515629
06/28/16 06:30 AM
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So sad to me that this is a priority, but yet San Mateo folks have a very small water supply, my friend has to get up at 2am every morning to fill a few tubs of water for the next day, trash everywhere, and lets not even go there re: the DFC area, all of this seems to get ignored, but yet you cannot tell me this island is not generating enough money to help these residents, sickening! Forget the stupid airport, how about concentrating on your own people San Pedro!

Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #515729
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Would love to have a hangar there if they ever pave it.....

Re: Basil Jones airstrip to be Efrain Guerrero Intl Airport [Re: Marty] #527655
12/13/17 05:49 AM
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MOU Signed For Intíl Airport At Basil Jones

In 2015, the Prime Minister announced that the Basil Jones airstrip on Northern Ambergris Caye will be transformed into Belize's second international airport. It will be called the Efrain Guerrero International Airport - it is an ambitious project that is expected to significantly increase tourist arrivals in Belize, specifically on San Pedro. Now the plan is to make it a state of the art airport that will accommodate flights from major carriers like United and American Airlines among others, including those from Europe and Canada. Well, the project was put into motion today - at least the preliminary stages. The government and the strategic investor from South Florida signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Belmopan today. 7news was there to find out more about this major project.

Jorge Jane, Director - Int'l Airport Alliance
"We're coming into with assistance of the government of Belize to be able to build a brand new international airport in Ambergris Caye. It follows a directive of the Prime Minister. It follows the idea and the strategy that the government has in place to be able to increase the opportunities for the residents of Ambegris Caye and San Pedro. It's going to be a driving force, the airport is going to be state of the art, very modern. It's going to be similar what you'd be experience in a standard international airport around the world today. So it's going to be major airlines - 767, 787s. That's the design that we are looking for. That's where the modern airlines are going to because the fuel economy of those aircrafts. So we will be able to bring different opportunities from Europe, Canada, South America straight to Ambergris Caye."

Hon, Tracy Taegar-Panton, Minister of State - Trade
"There is still some work to do in terms of the commitment and the arrangements for the land and that sort of thing. So the MOU is in effect for a year, another 12 months and during that period of time we hope to complete all the due diligence for the project and immediately thereafter once we are able to meets those goals, move into the construction phase."

Hon. Manuel Heredia, Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation
"This airport to me means a lot, because I always thing about the future and seeing the way San Pedro have been developing year after year, being the number tourist destination of this country. I can foresee the next 10 years if this happens, which I believe it will. It will develop so much that it will be probably the next city of Belize."

The Memorandum of Understanding is set for 12 months - during that time the team will finalize logistics in terms of land, finances and environmental assessments. This new airport is expected to cost over $100 million US dollars.

Now the organization responsible for linking Belize and the investors in South Florida is the Belize American Chamber of Commerce. We spoke to the Executive Director Michael D. Young about how important this collaboration is.

Michael D. Young, Belize American Chamber of Commerce
"Two years ago actually we have relationships with the real movers and shakers of Miami and when Minister Contreras actually visited South Florida for one of our seminars or workshops actually that's when we connected them with this Miami group and they immediately hit of off. They had a lot of similarities, because as you know South Florida is melting pot just like Belize. So they really hit it off and from there the rest is history."

As you heard, construction is expected to start after the 12 months period. We will keep following this story.

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