There is good news for air travellers tonight, as it has been confirmed that on November twenty-first, Air Jamaica will commence scheduled flights to Belize. The four-times-per-week service, utilizing Airbus 320 jets, will fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Details of the arrival and departure times have not been released, but the route through Air Jamaica's Montego Bay hub should allow passengers the option to make connections to other Caribbean destinations as well as numerous cities in North America and Europe. Those same routes should work in reverse, providing European and North American tourists greater access to Belize, as well as allowing Caribbean citizens, many of whom cannot obtain transit visas through the U.S.A., the chance to visit the jewel.
In related news, it was announced today by Continental Airlines that it will be initiating a weekly flight to Belize City from its New York hub at Newark Liberty Airport. Beginning December fourteenth, that flight will leave every Saturday, departing Newark at 9:15 a.m. and arriving in Belize City at 12:40 in the afternoon. The flight will continue on to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, departing Belize City at 1:35 and eventually wind up in Newark at 8:35 at night. Continental already operates daily service to Belize out of its Houston hub.
Viewers should note that on November ninth another carrier, U.S. Air, will commence non-stop service between Belize City and Charlotte, North Carolina. Those flights, like Air Jamaica's, will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.