There is increasing panic in the tourism industry - because there is still no official decision on when the airport will re-open. Unofficial reports say that one major carrier, Southwest Airlines, which flies out of Fort Lauderdale and Houston - won't wait for a decision this year.

Southwest has decided to continue to suspend flights to Belize until January of next year - hoping for a re-start in 2021.

American Airlines on the other hand continues to hope that Belize's airport will open in July and has flights scheduled starting on the 7th.

Channel 7