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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 quite a few airline providers eager to make your journey to, from and all-around Belize a memorable and comfortable experience. Commercial airlines all land at the Phillip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) in Ladyville, just minutes from Belize City. Private airplanes need to be cleared through the Belize Airport Authority and Civil Aviation Department at the PGIA.

American, US Airways

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

Dallas, TX (DFW)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

Miami, FL (MIA)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Flight Time: 3 hours, 24 minutes

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San Salvador, El Salvador (SAL)
Flight Time: 1 hour

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Copa Airlines

Panama, PA (PTY)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 22 minutes

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Delta Air Lines

Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Flight Time: 3 hours, 11 minutes

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
Flight Time: 4 hours, 40 minutes

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Southwest Airlines

Houston, TX (HOU)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes

Denver, CO (DEN)
Flight Time: 4 hours

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Tropic Air

Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
Flight Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Flores, Guatemala (FRS)
Flight Time: 45 minutes

Honduras (RTB)
Flight Time: 55 minutes

San Pedro Sula, Honduras (SAP)
Flight Time: 1 hour

Merida, Mexico (MID)
Flight Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

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United Airlines

Chicago, IL (ORD)
Flight Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Houston, TX (IAH)
Flight Time: 2 hours, 29 minutes

Newark, NJ (EWR)
Flight Time: 6 hours, 25 minutes
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Toronto, CA (YYZ)
Flight Time: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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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.

Several major airlines have daily direct flights from the United States and Central American gateways. All coordinated with European and Canadian connections to land at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA) in Ladyville, which is 20 minutes away from Belize City. Connecting flights and land transfers from Guatemala, Cancun (Mexico) and other Central American countries can be arranged via regional and local airlines and bus companies.

  • ADO Buses: Transit between Mexico and Belize
  • American Airlines: Nonstop to Belize City from Miami, Dallas, Charlotte, and Los Angeles
  • Air Canada: Nonstop to Belize City from Toronto
  • Avianca: Nonstop to Belize City from San Salvador
  • Condor: Flights from Frankfurt to Belize; one stop in Cancun
  • Copa Airlines: Nonstop to Belize City from Panama City
  • Delta Air Lines: Nonstop to Belize City from Los Angeles and Atlanta
  • Linea Dorada Guatemala: Transit between Belize from Flores
  • United Airlines: Nonstop to Belize City from Houston (IAN), Newark, and Chicago
  • Southwest Airlines: Nonstop to Belize City from Denver, Houston (HOU) and Fort Lauderdale
  • Tropic Air: Nonstop to Belize City from Cancun, Flores, Guatemala and Roatan
  • WestJet: Nonstop to Belize City from Toronto and Calgary
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