BELIZE, March 11, 2014 — Tropic Air, the largest airline in Belize, is now offering nonstop flights to the colorful city of Merida, Mexico. The two-hour flight from Belize City was inaugurated on March 3. According to Marketing Director Anthony Hunt, Tropic Air will fly to Merida three times per week – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from the Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City at 11:15 a.m. and arrive at Merida International Airport at 1 p.m. An hour later, at 2 p.m., it will depart Merida and arrive in Belize City at 3:45 p.m.
“We have been working closely with our partners in the Yucatan on this service, and we are excited to be flying there!” said Mr. John Grief III, President of Tropic Air in announcing the new flight to Merida. “We expect the market for this service to grow and we plan to add additional service as that happens. Not only will Belizeans finally be able to fly directly to Merida, but this opens up many new opportunities for the archaeological and eco-tourism markets,” he added.
The new flight will strengthen diplomatic ties between Belize and Mexico and will unlock economic benefits for both countries, particularly in trade and regional tourism.
Travelers who take the flight from Merida to Belize will be able to connect to a number of tourism destinations in the country including Belize City, Belmopan, Caye Caulker, Corozal, Dangriga/Hopkins, Orange Walk, Placencia, Punta Gorda, San Ignacio/Benque Viejo and San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, as well as other travel destinations in Central America: San Pedro Sula in Honduras, Flores Guatemala, and Guatemala City.
Tropic Air also flies to the magnificent city of Cancun, Mexico.
Tropic Air has been in operation for more than 30 years and is recognized countrywide as the most experienced and trusted airline in Belize. The airline also serves other international routes like Flores Guatemala and San Pedro Sula in Honduras.