Saturday, May 25, 2024

Philip Goldson International Airport

Women Empowerment: All-female crew lands commercial airplane in Belize

For the first time, a Delta Airlines commercial jet touched down at the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA), operated by an all-female crew. The captain in charge of the flight was African American Anya Kearns, 31, who made history by being the first black female pilot to land an international commercial aircraft in Belize.

Caye Caulker airport reopens

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Caye Caulker Municipal Airport reopened after renovation. The Belize Airports Authority (BAA) said that the airport underwent a transformation that will enhance the travel experience and safety for both locals and visitors to Caye Caulker. The airport closed on July 18th, and the BAA stated that the central repairs included improvements to the runway. Some of the issues included undulations considered dangerous for the routine daily flights operated by the local airlines, Tropic Air and Maya Island Air.

Increase in international flights to Belize expected this winter season

The following winter season, destinations like Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, and other mainland attractions across the country can expect a spike in tourism with the increase in seasonal flights from the United States and Canada. The Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations revealed that these additional direct flights to Belize will surpass those of 2019.

Cabinet Brief for 30th March 2023

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Hon. John Briceño, met on 28th March 2023. Cabinet discussed the effects of global inflation on Belize and ways to address the matter of the rising cost of living due to inflation.

Belize Receives COVID-19 Vaccines from the Netherlands

Last week, the Ministry of Health & Wellness received a donation of Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for children aged five to 11 from the people and Government of the Netherlands.

President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez visits Belize

For the first time, a Cuban leader visited Belize on Sunday, February 12th. The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez were officially visiting the Jewel, where he was invited to an extraordinary joint session of the National Assembly. The historic visit was a sign of the strong ties between both countries. The visit was also the opportunity to sign two agreements between Belize and Cuba, and the United States (U.S.) urged to lift sanctions on the island nation.

New airstrip proposed in northern Ambergris Caye to accommodate larger local flights

San Pedro Town, Ambergris, is getting ready for the upcoming high tourism season, which is usually after the Thanksgiving weekend. Many of the foreign visitors to the island arrive via short local flights from the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA). As the local connecting flights continue to increase, local authorities are now suggesting the construction of a longer airstrip north of the island to alleviate the air traffic congestion at the John Greif III municipal airport in downtown San Pedro.

Tropic Air now flies to San Pedro Sula, Honduras

On Tuesday, November 15th, Tropic Air officially inaugurated a bi-weekly non-stop flight from the Philip Goldson International Airport (PGIA), north of Belize City, to the Ramon Villeda Morales International Airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. The Belizean airline based in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, has scheduled these flights every Tuesday and Thursday, leaving at 7AM from Belize and 9AM from San Pedro Sula.